Dear doctors, I can try to empathise with your concern..
Let’s consider a healthy 35 year old..
10-30 out of 1000 in this age group will land up in ICU, about 1 will die.. (ballpark figures based on current situation)..
This is unprecedented for an illness that starts as an innocuous viral URTI..
There’s no way, in the initial 5 days, for me as a doctor to know whether the patient sitting in front of me will be one of those 10-30 ICU admissions..
Does that justify over treating everyone I see?Continue reading Who will calm down the patients when the doctors themselves are panicking?