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Letters Covid-19: the long road to recovery

Covid-19: transforming healthcare will require collaboration and innovative policies

BMJ 2020; 369 doi: (Published 05 June 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;369:m2229
  1. Eliza Lai-Yi Wong, professor1,
  2. Eng-kiong Yeoh, professor1,
  3. Dong Dong, research assistant professor2
  1. 1JC School of Public Health and Primary Care, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  2. 2Room 419, 4/F, JC School of Public Health and Primary Care, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
  1. dongdong{at}

Recovering from the covid-19 pandemic will be a long and difficult journey.1 The medical consequences will lead to an increasing number of patients with chronic multimorbidities—some of them far younger than the typical patient with these chronic conditions. A multidisciplinary care plan needs to be designed and laid out for survivors of the pandemic.

But a larger group of patients is also heavily affected. As the frontline workforce …

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