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Covid-19: pandemic healthcare centres should have already existed

BMJ 2020; 369 doi: (Published 30 April 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;369:m1700
  1. Neel Sharma, clinician academic in gastroenterology1,
  2. Diana Anderson, clinical fellow in geriatric medicine2
  1. 1Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TH, UK
  2. 2University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
  1. n.sharma.1{at}

Too little too late are the words being uttered by medical professionals in both the UK and US at the rising numbers of confirmed covid-19 cases and deaths.1 Healthcare architects and engineers support these sentiments given the frantic scramble for adaptive reuse of existing spaces to deliver care.1 Knowing weeks in advance of the global …

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