Preparing for the inevitable: Hospitals gear up to handle coronavirus influx

“Recent warnings from health officials are urging Americans to plan for the spread of COVID-19—saying it’s not a matter of if, but when.

Many of us, particularly those in healthcare, believed the global spread of the disease to be inevitable as we can’t put a wall around this type of virus. It is still, however, an unsettling time to be on the front lines.

As such, we as a healthcare industry must start preparing and readying ourselves for the potential of a severe outbreak in the U.S. ”

Peter Antall, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Amwell authored this article.

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