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German GPs find an interesting way to expose their lack of PPE

A Teutonic response to the global shortage of masks and other protective equipment.

Well, this certainly caught our attention.

German general practitioners, like their counterparts elsewhere, are suffering from shortages of protective equipment, such as N95 masks and gloves and visors to protect themselves and their patients from Covid-19. Considering how contagious this virus is, this is clearly a serious problem.

But the Germans have managed to find a way to stand out from their counterparts elsewhere, in a rather... German way. GPs in the country have decided that the best way to protest against the problem is to go absolutely starkers.

Via the WSJ’s Bojan Pancevski:

On their website, Blanke Bedenken, which roughly translates as ‘naked doubts’, the GPs say: “We treat the majority of Covid 19 sufferers very successfully on an outpatient basis. We prevent contagion wherever possible. We are at the forefront.” The website shows a few operating from the back too.

Medical professionals everywhere, Germany included, ought to have access to all the protective equipment they need, and this seems to us to add further impetus (even urgency) for them to have it. If readers would like to sign their petition, you can do so here.

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