We read with interest the report by Zoia, and we would like to widen the picture by sharing our experience in Madrid’s COVID-19 reference center, one of the hardest hit areas in Europe. As neurosurgeons, we never would have imagined being in the eye of the storm. We hope our humble experience can be helpful to colleagues in other countries.
Authors: Maria L. Gandía-González, Miguel Sáez-Alegre, José M. Roda
On 27 April 2020, Spain represented the hardest hitEuropean country by the COVID-19 pandemic with 219,764cases and 48.2 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants. Madrid becamethe epicenter of the outbreak, with 59,126 cases diagnosed,and a death toll of 7,922 hospitalized victims.