Caixin
May 11, 2022 07:41 PM
CHINA

In Depth: The Troubling Balancing Act Facing Shanghai’s ER Doctors

An ambulance from Henan province transports patients in Shanghai on May 8. Photo: VCG
An ambulance from Henan province transports patients in Shanghai on May 8. Photo: VCG

The patient was delirious and vomiting, but Lin Mao and her fellow emergency room doctors were terrified of treating him.

The 67-year-old had tested positive for Covid-19 and was waiting for another test to determine whether it was a false positive, clearing him for admission to their hospital in Shanghai.

Lin feared the repercussions of overriding Covid rules to treat the man, even though his “situation was critical” she told Caixin.

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