• Cover Illustration: “Lockdown” mural, Bath Street, Glasgow, by the.rebel.bearUnshackling Plastic Surgery from COVID-19

    One year ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    According to official estimates1 COVID-19 has now infected over 5 million people, claimed over 300,000 lives worldwide, and begun its exponential rise in Russia, South America, and major refugee sites; it is likely that these figures are underestimates. The demographic impact is ever clearer, excess deaths being overwhelmingly related to increasing age ≥65, although significant numbers of 15-64 year olds have succumbed2. The first wave has peaked in Europe2, and many countries are following the Pacific rim in opening up again.
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