PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020 Dec 22;14(12):e0008950. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0008950. eCollection 2020 Dec.
Medical staff treating Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients are at high risk for exposure to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), and many have been infected, which may cause panic among medical workers, their relatives, health professionals, and government leaders. We report the epidemiologic and clinical characteristics of healthcare workers and that the majority of infected medical staff had milder symptoms/conditions with a better prognosis than admitted patients. Timely improvement to medical staff's working conditions such as allowing adequate rest and providing sufficient medical protection is extremely important.