A health care worker and a patient at a newly set up intensive care unit for the treatment of Covid-19 in a hospital in Brescia, Italy, on Monday. Photo: EPA-EFE A health care worker and a patient at a newly set up intensive care unit for the treatment of Covid-19 in a hospital in Brescia, Italy, on Monday. Photo: EPA-EFE
A health care worker and a patient at a newly set up intensive care unit for the treatment of Covid-19 in a hospital in Brescia, Italy, on Monday. Photo: EPA-EFE

Why Europe’s hospitals – among the best in the world – are struggling with coronavirus

  • Covid-19 has exposed surprising paradox: some of the top health care systems are remarkably ill-equipped to deal with a pandemic
  • Experts say problems include early complacency and lack of epidemic experience, as Europe has not had major outbreak for over 100 years

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A health care worker and a patient at a newly set up intensive care unit for the treatment of Covid-19 in a hospital in Brescia, Italy, on Monday. Photo: EPA-EFE A health care worker and a patient at a newly set up intensive care unit for the treatment of Covid-19 in a hospital in Brescia, Italy, on Monday. Photo: EPA-EFE
A health care worker and a patient at a newly set up intensive care unit for the treatment of Covid-19 in a hospital in Brescia, Italy, on Monday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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