Nitin K Sethi, MD, MBBS, FAAN

Prahlad K Sethi, MD, MBBS, FAAN

COVID19 (coronavirus disease 2019) is the now well known and infamous infectious
respiratory disease caused by SARS COV 2 virus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
coronavirus 2). As early as on March 11th,2020 The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID 19 a pandemic considering the rapid spread of the disease to multiple countries around the world. To control the spread of COVID 19, heath care authorities in different countries recommended isolation of sick persons, quarantine for those who may been exposed to the virus and social distancing. A distance of at least 6 feet (2 meters) was recommended. Despite these measures rapid spread of the disease and tremendous loss of human lives has occurred worldwide.

Systemic failures led to this enormous and tragic loss of lives. In this presentation, we look at some of these failures and the lessons which can be learnt from them.