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Motivation of Medical Team Who Ran Wuhan Effort, ‘Human Beings Are Mortal, but Love Is Not’

March 17, 2020 (EIRNS)—Members of the medical team that headed the efforts in Wuhan, China to defeat COVID-19 held a video press briefing on Monday, which concluded with beautiful statements by Wu Dong, associate professor of gastroenterology at Peking Union Medical College (PUMC) and a member of the national team:

“Although this is a chance for my colleagues and me to share our experience with the international community, the Chinese approach to control the epidemic may not be the only one. It is an opportunity for us to learn from each other, just like what is true with traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine. The beauty of the world lies in diversity, not identity.”

Wu went on to describe his motive in joining the battle: “Human beings are mortal, but love is not, and I love my daughter, my patients, my country and mankind. As humans, we’re all in this together, and we will get through this together.”

As for the approach that worked in Wuhan, prevention and control have primary effects, said Du Bin, medical ICU director of the hospital. “You must have plans, and failure to prepare is preparedness for failure.” Xinhua reported that, “When asked about specific measures of prevention and control, Du simply stressed “test, test and test. Apart from testing, I have no idea how you can identify suspected cases and how to quarantine close contacts.”

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