Prof. Ofer Merin, the Director General of Shaare Zedek Medical Center, was interviewed regarding Israel’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the interview explained, “Prof. Ofer Merin is no stranger to daunting medical situations…he has handled crisis after crisis at home and abroad. He headed the IDF’s mobile field hospital responses to the 2009 devastating earthquake in Haiti, and natural disasters in Nepal, the Philippines, and Japan. He’s also a heart surgeon, an expert in emergency medicine, and a World Health Organization mentor for field hospitals.”
In the interview, Professor Merin shared, “The guiding principle we have always relied on, and which will guide us should there be a next wave, is to be as prepared as possible. This definitely comes from my military background and training where you can never anticipate exactly what lies ahead, so you need to be ready for as much as possible.”
Please read this fascinating interview for additional details.