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N.Y., Fukushima hospitals share coronavirus treatment guidelines

  • May 24, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 4:23 p.m.
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New York, May 24 (Jiji Press)–Guidelines for treating novel coronavirus patients drawn up by workers at a medical school hospital in New York has been used for treatment at a university hospital in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan.


Workers at the New York and Fukushima school hospitals have been connected through exchange activities that started as part of assistance to areas damaged by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, which hit Fukushima hard.


The guidelines were sent by Takahiro Yanagisawa, professor of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, to Fukushima Medical University.


Yanagisawa, 52, also head of the Japanese Medical Society of America, has supported medical activities in disaster areas since the immediate aftermath of the March 2011 disaster.


Promoting comprehensive disaster medical care that integrates psychological and physical care, he has supported disaster victims in Japan as well as families of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States.

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