35 minutes | Jun 3rd 2020

A Story of Healthcare Hero From Rome, Italy

In this episode, I chat with Dr. Federico Conforto, who is a friend and also a Critical Care physician who works at San Camilo Hospital in Rome, Italy. As we all know, Italy was one of the countries that got hurt the most early on when the pandemic broke out late March. At its peak on April 20th, Italy had 108,000 active cases. We hear a lot about the hard work of health workers, but do we truly understand the magnitude of the sacrifice they are making? In this episode, I wanted to zoom in into the life-saving work of Dr. Conforto and his team. His job practically places him every day in the eye of the storm battling the coronavirus.

Some of the questions I asked Dr. Conforto:

– Why have you decided to become a doctor?

– Can you describe a day in your life? How many hours? What was your most emotional moment?

– What is the most effective therapy strategy to fight COVID-19, pre-vaccine? Plasma, Remdesivir, etc?

– You told me that the most difficult moment is that you work hard to save lives but at the same time you need to protect yourself. Can you share more?

– Can you describe a moment when patients or the public expressed gratitude for your incredible work?

– What people should watch out for now that many countries are loosening up restrictions on the stay at home orders? Sweden’s herd immunity.

– What is the most troubling pandemic misconception you’ve come across?

– When will the virus disappear? Can you also address the potential problem of post-traumatic stress disorder people may face post-corona?

– What would be your top 3 tips for watching out during the current reopening period?

And much more!

Watch the video recording of this episode: https://www.visualstorytell.com/blog/a-story-of-healthcare-hero-from-rome-italy

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