The Ups and Downs of COVID-19 Epidemics for Orthopedic Community

Document Type: EDITORIAL

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Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Abstract

We started 2020 while facing the largest pandemic of infectious diseases in the last one hundred years and also the most widespread recession in human life. The relatively small size COVID-19 virus has now placed more than half of the world in lockdown and is passing through countries borderless without discrimination. Although our health is primarily at risk due to the disease itself, we cannot ignore subsequent damages of the disease and especially its economic damages.
The Orthopedic Society, as a member of the health care family, is at the frontline of the defense against these damages. This makes us, as a conscious commander, to first examine the current situation and then find appropriate ways to deal with it. Physicians in the orthopedic community, as a referral social group, are working in various aspects to deal with this unpleasant situation although these efforts may need to be redoubled or more purposive.

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