One World, One Fight! - EP2
Updated: May 16, 2020
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An unknown virus broke out in a city of 11million population and a lockdown was imposed overnight… Dr. Wendy Hao volunteered to work on the front line in the fight against the pandemic. Will she be able to treat her patients and win this battle?
One World, One Fight! Is a graphic novel based on Jack Ma Foundation and The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine’s joint publication “Handbook of COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment”. The graphic novel explains the epidemiology, clinical classifications, treatment, prevention, and many more through an engaging story.
Let’s learn more about the COVID-19 that overturned 2020!
The second episode is the derivative of the teaser we have released. Among the various medical topics in this episode, we want to highlight the psychological impact of COVID-19 on patients. Unlike most diseases, COVID-19 is highly contagious, so the patient's family and friends cannot accompany the patient when he is hospitalized. Coupled with the unknown nature of the virus, it is not difficult to imagine how lonely and fearful the patient must be feeling in the isolation ward. Many patients will suffer from depression during their stay in the hospital. It is found that even after the symptoms have improved significantly, or even after the patients are discharged from the hospital, they are still in fear and depression. This is because many are afraid that they will be infected again, or that they will infect their loved ones back home. If patients are infected together with their family members, they will often blame themselves for the family members' sufferings. At its extreme, some patients may become unwilling to communicate or even cooperate with treatment. So in many cases, psychological intervention is critical in the treatment of the patients.
At the same time, healthcare workers are also under great pressure. They are equally afraid of infection, they miss their loved ones, and they are afraid of not being able to save their patients. However, they must hide their fears so as to instill confidence in patients. According to a survey conducted by the Department of Psychology of Southwest University, 8.7% of healthcare workers experienced PTSD from the front line work.
After the epidemic, both patients and healthcare workers need time to adjust themselves and return to normal life. This is also a problem that all countries in the world are facing together. As we have always said, COVID-19 has no nationality or ethnicity, and the challenges experienced by people all over the world are actually similar. Although each national's prevention and treatment measures cannot be copied and pasted, there must be something to learn from each other. Although the culture of people in each country is different, there are certainly similar experiences we can empathize with.
We really hope the epidemic is not an excuse for the world to blame each other, but a reason to be united.
One World, One Fight!
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