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Editorial

2020: the rise of the virtual congress

EuroIntervention 2020;16:187-188. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV16I3A31



The pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the associated severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is a once in a century public health emergency of international concern. Since neither effective vaccines nor specific treatments are yet available, public health measures have been the only available tools to mitigate the impact of the virus. Reducing and delaying community transmission of the virus has been a key public health strategy to prevent overwhelming healthcare resources that are available to treat the infection. Hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette, and social distancing have become the mantra of recent months. These measures, combined with more ...

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