The Coronavirus in Europe 'We're Not Prepared at All'

More people in Germany have been infected with the new coronavirus. A widespread outbreak could push the country's public health infrastructure to its limits, as doctors, agencies and hospitals are overwhelmed. But experts insist there's still no cause for panic. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
Respiratory masks in Germany are becoming harder to find, as is hand sanitizer.

Respiratory masks in Germany are becoming harder to find, as is hand sanitizer.

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The American epidemiologist Jennifer Nuzzo: "In our view, no country on earth is fully prepared for this epidemic."

The American epidemiologist Jennifer Nuzzo: "In our view, no country on earth is fully prepared for this epidemic."

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37 percent of all hospitals in Germany faced personnel shortages in their intensive care units in the first half of 2019.

Source: DKI

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