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In Memoriam: Ophthalmologist Deaths From COVID-19

From the American Academy of Ophthalmology, we honour and pay our respects to ophthalmology colleagues who have died from the COVID-19 pandemic.  Name Location Age Date of Death Li Wenliang Wuhan, China 33 Feb. 7, 2020 Mei Zhongming Wuhan, China 57 Before March 3, 2020 Zhu Heping Wuhan, China 66 March 8, 2020 Marino Chiodi Bergamo, Italy 70 Before March 30, 2020   Juan Viteri Argoti Guayaquil, Ecuador 95 March 30, 2020   Saeid Azizi Zabol, Iran Unavailable Before March 31, 2020 Vicente Sánchez Garcia-Ferrández Valencia, Spain Unavailable April 6, 2020 Ana Cláudia Monteiro Divinopolis, Brazil 48 April 8, 2020 Jay M. Galst New York,  N.Y. 69 April 12, 2020 Paolo Peroni Piacenza, Italy Unavailable Before April 15, 2020 Jesús Jimenez Catalan Sr....

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Remember: 'There is no emergency in a pandemic"

Many doctors, nurses and health-care workers will have seen this posted in the last few days. I was asked to repost this with the news on March 30th that 60 Italian doctors have died from COVID-19 (https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/927753) Many nurses and other health care workers are being infected. In Spain, it is a similar tragedy. The New York Times reports that 3000 doctors are estimated to have been infected in China, and over 200 health care workers have fallen sick in New York in recent days. (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/30/nyregion/ny-coronavirus-doctors-sick.html) "If you do not have proper PPE, do not go in. No matter what. There is no emergency in a pandemic. You as a healthcare worker are a force multiplier. Your training and experience is invaluable moving...

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