China has been fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic for more than three months. During this period, Chinese doctors have gained precious experience through data collection and analysis as well as dangerous, numerous trials under the extreme pressure of the pandemic.
In this special episode of Fact Check in Wuhan, Dr Du Bin shares his view on the comparison between COVID-19 and SARS. According to his observations, we now have full knowledge of COVID-19. From the clinical perspective, it is uncommon that patients infected by the coronavirus show symptoms of multiple organ failure initially, except for respiratory failure. However, patients with SARS only have hypoxia at the early stage.
Dr Du Bin is the director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit of Peking Union Medical College Hospital. He arrived in Wuhan on January 28 as a member of the national expert team to review every single case of critically ill patients with COVID-19.
(Video produced by Qiao Wai, Wang Xiangyu, Zhao Dantong and Hu Runxin; story compiled by Han Yuzhen)