Chicago doctor working in Wuhan last fall describes his harrowing experience battling COVID-19

Roe Conn

In this Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, photo released by Xinhua News Agency, doctors scan a patient’s lungs at Huoshenshan temporary hospital built for patients diagnosed with coronavirus in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei province. (Gao Xiang/Xinhua via AP)

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University of Chicago Medicine Professor of Pathology & infectious disease researcher, Dr. Shu-Yuan Xiao, MD joins Roe Conn to talk about what it was like working to save people at ground-zero in Wuhan, China during the initial outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) and why he chose to stay in Wuhan when he could have returned to Chicago.

“I had an N95 mask, and I had the protective suit…you hope you don’t get infected, but you cannot guarantee”

Dr. Shu-Yuan Xiao

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