The Story of the Different Fate of Nurses and Doctors Fighting for Their Lives Against Corona in China
The two young mothers did not tell their children that they were both infected with the coronavirus. Mama had to work hard, they said, to save the sick.
But what actually happened was, Deng Danjing and Xia Sisi, had to fight for their lives in the same hospital where they worked in a weakened condition due to fever and heavy breathing. In just a matter of weeks, their position changed from being a medical officer on the front line in fighting the COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan, China, to being a patient in critical condition.
The world is still struggling to understand the character of this new virus, its symptoms, spread and source. For some people the symptoms are the same as the common cold. For others, the SARS-CoV-2 virus is a deadly infection that attacks the lungs and suppresses the immune system to work harder, destroying healthy cells. Life and death depend on the patient's health condition, age, and access to care--though this is not always the case.
The coronavirus has infected more than 378,000 people worldwide. Most have moderate cases with mild symptoms. But the action of this virus can change quickly and make life's chances immediately slim. Around 68,000 people have recovered while nearly 16,500 people have died.
The plight of Deng and Dr Xia illustrates how unpredictable the impact this virus can have on a person, contrary to statistical averages and scientific research results.
Quoted from the New York Times page (13/3), when the New Year began in China, the two women lived a glorious life. Both are 29 years old, both are married, and each has a young child.
Deng is a nurse, having worked for three years at the No. 7 Hospital of Wuhan, the city where she grew up and where the coronavirus began. Her mother is also a nurse. In their spare time they often go to the cinema together or go shopping. Deng's favorite activity is playing with the kitten he rescued three months ago before he got sick.
Dr Xia, a gastroenterologist, also comes from a family of medical professionals. As a child he liked to accompany his mother, nurse, to work. He joined the Jiangbei Hospital Union in Wuhan in 2015 and became the youngest doctor in his division. His peers call him "Little Side" or "Cute Boy" because he always smiles at them.
Quoted from the pages of the New York Times last week, when the new virus emerged, the two women began working overtime, treating and treating patients who kept coming like a flood. They have equipped themselves with equipment for protection. But they ended up getting infected. The virus gets into their lungs, causing fever and pneumonia. At the hospital, the two of them experienced changing conditions.