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On the Frontline of the COVID Crisis

Dr Jim Down in conversation with Hannah MacInnes

59 mins watch time

Posted April 2021

Politics, Economics & Global Affairs, Science, Technology & the Future

How do you fight a new disease? How do you go home at night to your children when you’ve spent all day around infectious patients? As a doctor running the intensive care unit at one of London’s top hospitals, Jim Down has spent his life working as healthcare’s last resort, where the unexpected is always around the corner, and life and death decisions are an everyday occurrence. But nothing had prepared Jim and his team for the events of spring 2020, when the Covid-19 pandemic descended.