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Management of COVID-19 in family practice

In December 2019, the COVID-19 (SARS-COV-2 virus) epidemic started in Wuhan, China. The pandemic state was declared on 11th of March 2020 by the World Health Organization (WHO), and its impact on every part of daily life means the COVID-19 pandemic is one of the most significant events of the twenty-first century. Unlike other specialties that are limited to a particular speciality and disease, Family physicians are the only specialists qualified to treat most ailments and provide comprehensive health care for people of all ages from neonates to geriatrics.The Family Medicine physicians always felt prepared or at least as prepared as any other person on the team. They were trained to care for the outpatient as well as the hospitalized patient.They know how to respond to emergencies, patients crashing, ventilation changes (including how to keep patients off the ventilators as much as possible). As long as they had their personal protective equipment (PPE) and the expertise of the specialists, they were ready for anything.

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President of Academy of Family Physicians of India (AFPI), President of World Association of Family Physicians of the South Asia Region

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In December 2019, the COVID-19 (SARS-COV-2 virus) epidemic started in Wuhan, China. The pandemic state was declared on 11th of March 2020 by the World Health Organization (WHO), and its impact on every part of daily life means the COVID-19 pandemic is one of the most significant events of the twenty-first century. Unlike other specialties that are limited to a particular speciality and disease, Family physicians are the only specialists qualified to treat most ailments and provide comprehensive health care for people of all ages from neonates to geriatrics.The Family Medicine physicians always felt prepared or at least as prepared as any other person on the team. They were trained to care for the outpatient as well as the hospitalized patient.They know how to respond to emergencies, patients crashing, ventilation changes (including how to keep patients off the ventilators as much as possible). As long as they had their personal protective equipment (PPE) and the expertise of the specialists, they were ready for anything.

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In December 2019, the COVID-19 (SARS-COV-2 virus) epidemic started in Wuhan, China. The pandemic state was declared on 11th of March 2020 by the World Health Organization (WHO), and its impact on every part of daily life means the COVID-19 pandemic is one of the most significant events of the twenty-first century. Unlike other specialties that are limited to a particular speciality and disease, Family physicians are the only specialists qualified to treat most ailments and provide comprehensive health care for people of all ages from neonates to geriatrics.The Family Medicine physicians always felt prepared or at least as prepared as any other person on the team. They were trained to care for the outpatient as well as the hospitalized patient.They know how to respond to emergencies, patients crashing, ventilation changes (including how to keep patients off the ventilators as much as possible). As long as they had their personal protective equipment (PPE) and the expertise of the specialists, they were ready for anything.

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In December 2019, the COVID-19 (SARS-COV-2 virus) epidemic started in Wuhan, China. The pandemic state was declared on 11th of March 2020 by the World Health Organization (WHO), and its impact on every part of daily life means the COVID-19 pandemic is one of the most significant events of the twenty-first century. Unlike other specialties that are limited to a particular speciality and disease, Family physicians are the only specialists qualified to treat most ailments and provide comprehensive health care for people of all ages from neonates to geriatrics.The Family Medicine physicians always felt prepared or at least as prepared as any other person on the team. They were trained to care for the outpatient as well as the hospitalized patient.They know how to respond to emergencies, patients crashing, ventilation changes (including how to keep patients off the ventilators as much as possible). As long as they had their personal protective equipment (PPE) and the expertise of the specialists, they were ready for anything.

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In December 2019, the COVID-19 (SARS-COV-2 virus) epidemic started in Wuhan, China. The pandemic state was declared on 11th of March 2020 by the World Health Organization (WHO), and its impact on every part of daily life means the COVID-19 pandemic is one of the most significant events of the twenty-first century. Unlike other specialties that are limited to a particular speciality and disease, Family physicians are the only specialists qualified to treat most ailments and provide comprehensive health care for people of all ages from neonates to geriatrics.The Family Medicine physicians always felt prepared or at least as prepared as any other person on the team. They were trained to care for the outpatient as well as the hospitalized patient.They know how to respond to emergencies, patients crashing, ventilation changes (including how to keep patients off the ventilators as much as possible). As long as they had their personal protective equipment (PPE) and the expertise of the specialists, they were ready for anything.

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In December 2019, the COVID-19 (SARS-COV-2 virus) epidemic started in Wuhan, China. The pandemic state was declared on 11th of March 2020 by the World Health Organization (WHO), and its impact on every part of daily life means the COVID-19 pandemic is one of the most significant events of the twenty-first century. Unlike other specialties that are limited to a particular speciality and disease, Family physicians are the only specialists qualified to treat most ailments and provide comprehensive health care for people of all ages from neonates to geriatrics.The Family Medicine physicians always felt prepared or at least as prepared as any other person on the team. They were trained to care for the outpatient as well as the hospitalized patient.They know how to respond to emergencies, patients crashing, ventilation changes (including how to keep patients off the ventilators as much as possible). As long as they had their personal protective equipment (PPE) and the expertise of the specialists, they were ready for anything.

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In December 2019, the COVID-19 (SARS-COV-2 virus) epidemic started in Wuhan, China. The pandemic state was declared on 11th of March 2020 by the World Health Organization (WHO), and its impact on every part of daily life means the COVID-19 pandemic is one of the most significant events of the twenty-first century. Unlike other specialties that are limited to a particular speciality and disease, Family physicians are the only specialists qualified to treat most ailments and provide comprehensive health care for people of all ages from neonates to geriatrics.The Family Medicine physicians always felt prepared or at least as prepared as any other person on the team. They were trained to care for the outpatient as well as the hospitalized patient.They know how to respond to emergencies, patients crashing, ventilation changes (including how to keep patients off the ventilators as much as possible). As long as they had their personal protective equipment (PPE) and the expertise of the specialists, they were ready for anything.

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In December 2019, the COVID-19 (SARS-COV-2 virus) epidemic started in Wuhan, China. The pandemic state was declared on 11th of March 2020 by the World Health Organization (WHO), and its impact on every part of daily life means the COVID-19 pandemic is one of the most significant events of the twenty-first century. Unlike other specialties that are limited to a particular speciality and disease, Family physicians are the only specialists qualified to treat most ailments and provide comprehensive health care for people of all ages from neonates to geriatrics.The Family Medicine physicians always felt prepared or at least as prepared as any other person on the team. They were trained to care for the outpatient as well as the hospitalized patient.They know how to respond to emergencies, patients crashing, ventilation changes (including how to keep patients off the ventilators as much as possible). As long as they had their personal protective equipment (PPE) and the expertise of the specialists, they were ready for anything.

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In December 2019, the COVID-19 (SARS-COV-2 virus) epidemic started in Wuhan, China. The pandemic state was declared on 11th of March 2020 by the World Health Organization (WHO), and its impact on every part of daily life means the COVID-19 pandemic is one of the most significant events of the twenty-first century. Unlike other specialties that are limited to a particular speciality and disease, Family physicians are the only specialists qualified to treat most ailments and provide comprehensive health care for people of all ages from neonates to geriatrics.The Family Medicine physicians always felt prepared or at least as prepared as any other person on the team. They were trained to care for the outpatient as well as the hospitalized patient.They know how to respond to emergencies, patients crashing, ventilation changes (including how to keep patients off the ventilators as much as possible). As long as they had their personal protective equipment (PPE) and the expertise of the specialists, they were ready for anything.

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In December 2019, the COVID-19 (SARS-COV-2 virus) epidemic started in Wuhan, China. The pandemic state was declared on 11th of March 2020 by the World Health Organization (WHO), and its impact on every part of daily life means the COVID-19 pandemic is one of the most significant events of the twenty-first century. Unlike other specialties that are limited to a particular speciality and disease, Family physicians are the only specialists qualified to treat most ailments and provide comprehensive health care for people of all ages from neonates to geriatrics.The Family Medicine physicians always felt prepared or at least as prepared as any other person on the team. They were trained to care for the outpatient as well as the hospitalized patient.They know how to respond to emergencies, patients crashing, ventilation changes (including how to keep patients off the ventilators as much as possible). As long as they had their personal protective equipment (PPE) and the expertise of the specialists, they were ready for anything.

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In December 2019, the COVID-19 (SARS-COV-2 virus) epidemic started in Wuhan, China. The pandemic state was declared on 11th of March 2020 by the World Health Organization (WHO), and its impact on every part of daily life means the COVID-19 pandemic is one of the most significant events of the twenty-first century. Unlike other specialties that are limited to a particular speciality and disease, Family physicians are the only specialists qualified to treat most ailments and provide comprehensive health care for people of all ages from neonates to geriatrics.The Family Medicine physicians always felt prepared or at least as prepared as any other person on the team. They were trained to care for the outpatient as well as the hospitalized patient.They know how to respond to emergencies, patients crashing, ventilation changes (including how to keep patients off the ventilators as much as possible). As long as they had their personal protective equipment (PPE) and the expertise of the specialists, they were ready for anything.

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In December 2019, the COVID-19 (SARS-COV-2 virus) epidemic started in Wuhan, China. The pandemic state was declared on 11th of March 2020 by the World Health Organization (WHO), and its impact on every part of daily life means the COVID-19 pandemic is one of the most significant events of the twenty-first century. Unlike other specialties that are limited to a particular speciality and disease, Family physicians are the only specialists qualified to treat most ailments and provide comprehensive health care for people of all ages from neonates to geriatrics.The Family Medicine physicians always felt prepared or at least as prepared as any other person on the team. They were trained to care for the outpatient as well as the hospitalized patient.They know how to respond to emergencies, patients crashing, ventilation changes (including how to keep patients off the ventilators as much as possible). As long as they had their personal protective equipment (PPE) and the expertise of the specialists, they were ready for anything.