Handbook of COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment
This is an unprecedented global war, and mankind is facing the same enemy, the novel coronavirus.
And the first battlefield is the hospital where our soldiers are the medical workers.
To ensure that this war can be won, we must first make sure that our medical staff is guaranteed
sufficient resources, including experience and technologies. Also, we need to make sure that the
hospital is the battleground where we eliminate the virus, not where the virus defeats us.
Therefore, the Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation have convened a group of medical
experts who have just returned from the frontlines of fighting the pandemic. With the support of
The First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine (FAHZU), they quickly
published a guidebook on the clinical experience of how to treat this new coronavirus. The
treatment guide offers advice and reference against the pandemic for medical staff around the
world who are about to join the war.
My special thanks goes out to the medical staff from FAHZU. While taking huge risks in treating
COVID-19 patients, they recorded their daily experience which is reflected in this Handbook. Over
the past 50 days, 104 confirmed patients have been admitted to FAHZU, including 78 severe and
critically ill ones. Thanks to the pioneering efforts of medical staff and the application of new
technologies, to date, we have witnessed a miracle. No staff were infected, and there were no
missed diagnosis or patient deaths.