Abstract

Opinion

Why are more otorhinolaryngology surgeons dying from Covid-19 than any other surgical specialty?

Daryll Baker*

Published: 22 June, 2020 | Volume 4 - Issue 1 | Pages: 006-007

Covid-19 infection is caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. This has resulted in the present pandemic from which thousands of people have died including many front-line health care workers. Of the surgeons who have died from covid-19 it would appear that otorhinolaryngology surgeons have made the largest sacrifice (Figure 1) [1].

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References

  1. Ing EB, Xu EB, Salimi A, Torun N. Physician Deaths from Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19). medRxiv preprint. 2020.
  2. Moriyama M, Hugentobler WJ, Iwasaki A. Seasonality of Respiratory infections. Annu Rev Virol. 2020. 7: 1–2. Pubmed: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32196426

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