Czech Republic and Low COVID-19 Mortality in the Heart of Europe: Possible Explanations

Jiri Benes, M.D., PhD; Alexander M. Celko, M.D., PhD; Petr Widimsky, MD., DrSc., FESC., FACC


Eur Heart J. 2020;41(40):3876-3879. 

In This Article

Thousands of Medical Students: Volunteers

The first day (!) after the lockdown of schools, the medical students of the Third Faculty of Medicine (Charles University) organized jointly with students from all the seven other medical schools in the country several thousands of volunteers to help in all healthcare facilities (hospitals, hygiene stations, emergency medical services, etc.). This greatly facilitated the extremely fast transformation of the healthcare services to be ready for COVID-19.