Re: Covid-19: surge in cases in Italy and South Korea makes pandemic look more likely
We early used Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and, at the moment, have no news of COVID-19 in our patients. In two cases of haemoptysis we prescribed by phone levofloxacin 500 mg once a day for ten days (1). Many patients call us to say that they have flu like symtoms. However, we think the most important topic is in this double quotation: “The practitioner who is treating it on sure principles, and which only require time to lead to a successful result, is forced to give place and it only remains for him, like Chancellor Oxenstiern, to exclaim Quam parva sapientia regitur mundus! This is undoubtedly a common occurrence in all disease[..]” (2).
Giuseppe Paolo Mazzarello, M.D.
Sergio Sommariva, M.D.
1. Zhang J, Zhou L, Yang Y, Peng W, Wang W, Chen X
Therapeutic and triage strategies for 2019 novel coronavirus disease in fever clinics.
Lancet. 2020; (published online Feb 13.
2. The Dublin Journal of Medical Sciences, 1836-1845, Vol. 15-16.
Competing interests: No competing interests