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A health worker runs tests in a temporary facility at the Chulalongkorn University Health Service Center, Thailand. (Photo by Akira Kodaka)
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'We should have been more prepared, and I don't know why we're not'

On the coronavirus front line, exhausted medical workers and overwhelmed hospitals

Nikkei staff writers | East Asia

Li, intensive care unit physician at a Los Angeles area hospital, U.S.

"There was no preparation at all. The hospital administration didn't react till things hit the fan, which led directly to the lack of personal protection gear and other equipment we're in need of right now. Now the health care system is more overwhelmed than it should be; nationwide, it is just panickedly reacting.

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