Isolation gurney used in China.

Doctors Use High-Tech Treatments on Coronavirus

On January 28,’s Toni Denis wrote about the BlueDot algorithm from Canada that first alerted scientists as early as December 31st about the coronavirus and it’s impact on China. According to, it wasnt until January 9th that the World Health Organization annoucned the flu-like virus in China.

This week an article from Dan Robitzki for states that:

“American doctors are taking extra precautions as they monitor and treat patients with 2019-nCoV, the coronavirus that emerged in China last month.”

To prevent the coronavirus from spreading within and beyond the hospital, the staff at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Washington is relying on a robot that can measure the patient’s vitals and act as a platform for video conferencing, according to CNN.

The first person diagnosed with the Wuhan coronavirus in the United States is being treated by a few medical workers and a robot. The robot, equipped with a stethoscope, is helping doctors take the man’s vitals and communicate with him through a large screen, said Dr. George Diaz, chief of the infectious disease division at the Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Washington.

“The nursing staff in the room move the robot around so we can see the patient in the screen, talk to him,” Diaz said, adding the use of the robot minimizes exposure of medical staff to the infected man.

It’s unclear how long the patient will stay under quarantine, as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have requested that the hospital conduct additional tests.

“They’re looking for ongoing presence of the virus,” Diaz told CNN. “They’re looking to see when the patient is no longer contagious.”

The coronavirus has also been discovered in Europe, Australia and is spreading. It is clear that high-tech medical tools areessential to stop the virus from becoming a pandemic. At least one Chinese doctor died from the virus.