Journal article

The COVID-19 Pandemic: Effects on Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Choon-Looi Bong, Christopher Brasher, Edson Chikumba, Robert McDougall, Jannicke Mellin-Olsen, Angela Enright

Anesthesia and Analgesia | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2020

Abstract

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is spreading rapidly around the world with devastating consequences on patients, health care workers, health systems, and economies. As it reaches low- and middle-income countries, its effects could be even more dire, because it will be difficult for them to respond aggressively to the pandemic. There is a great shortage of all health care providers, who will be at risk due to a lack of personal protection equipment. Social distancing will be almost impossible. The necessary resources to treat patients will be in short supply. The end result could be a catastrophic loss of life. A global effort will be required to support faltering economies and health car..

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