Turkish Thoracic Journal
Review

COVID-19 Pandemic and the Global Perspective of Turkish Thoracic Society

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Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Gazi University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

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Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Dokuz Eylül University School of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey

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Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Pamukkale University School of Medicine, Denizli, Turkey

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Department of Intensive Care Unit- Pulmonary Medicine, University of Health Sciences, İstanbul Süreyyapaşa Chest Diseases Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

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Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey

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Clinic of Pulmonary Medicine, Memorial Dicle Hospital, Diyarbakir, Turkey

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Department of Pulmonary Medicine, University of Health Sciences, Yedikule Chest Diseases and Chest Surgery Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

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Yüzüncü Yıl University, Dursun Odabaş Medical Center, Medical Intensive Care Unit, Van, Turkey

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Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Sultan Hospital, Diyarbakir, Turkey

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Department of Public Health, Marmara University School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey

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Clinic of Pulmonary Medicine, Gayrettepe Florence Nightingale Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

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Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Mustafa Kemal University School of Medicine, Hatay, Turkey

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İstanbul Bilgi University, School of Health Sciences, İstanbul, Turkey

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Department of Pediatric Pulmonology, Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University School of Medicine Ankara, Turkey

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Respiratory Specialist, Yapı Kredi Health and Retirement Foundation, İstanbul, Turkey

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Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Celal Bayar University School of Medicine, Manisa, Turkey

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Department of Pulmonary Medicine, University of Health Sciences, Adana City Training and Research Hospital, Adana, Turkey

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Pediatric Pulmonologist, Turkish Thoracic Society

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Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

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Clinic of Occupational Diseases, Occupational and Environmental Diseases Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

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Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Acıbadem University School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey

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Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Trakya University School of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey

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Clinic of Pulmonary Medicine, Kadıköy Florence Nightingale Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

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Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Ege University School of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey

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Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Başkent University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

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Department of Pulmonary Disease, İstanbul University - Cerrahpaşa, Cerrahpaşa School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey

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Department of Thoracic Surgery, Atatürk Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

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Department of Pulmonary Medicine, University of Health Sciences, Süreyyapaşa Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

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Department of Intensive Care Unit-Pulmonary Medicine, Marmara University School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey

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Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Çukurova University School of Medicine, Adana, Turkey

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Department of Biostatistics, Gaziantep University School of Medicine, Gaziantep, Turkey

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Respiratory Specialist

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Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Mersin University School of Medicine, Mersin, Turkey

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Clinic of Pulmonary Medicine, Ankara Memorial Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

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Galatasaray University School of Engineering, İstanbul, Turkey

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Department of Pulmonary Medicine, İstanbul Yeni Yüzyıl University School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey

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Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Ankara University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

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Department of Pediatric Pulmonology, Marmara University School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey

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Department of occupational diseases, Health Sciences University, Adana City Training and Research Hospital

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Respiratory Specialist, Ankara, Turkey

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Clinic of Pulmonary Medicine, Kepez State Hospital, Antalya, Turkey

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Department of Public Health, Acıbadem University School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey

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Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Koç University School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey

Turk Thorac J 2020; 21: 419-432
DOI: 10.5152/TurkThoracJ.2020.20174
Read: 644 Downloads: 215 Published: 09 December 2020

It has been more than 3 months now since the first case of COVID-19 was reported in Turkey. Globally, the number of confirmed cases and deaths reached 9,653,048 and 491,128 respectively, as reported by 216 countries by June 27, 2020. Turkey had 1,396 new cases, 194,511 total cases, and 5,065 deaths by the same date. From the first case until today, the Turkish Thoracic Society (TTS) has been very proactive in educating doctors, increasing public awareness, undertaking academic studies, and assisting with public health policies. In the present report, social, academic, and management perspectives of the pandemic are presented under appropriate subtitles. During this critical public health crisis, TTS has once again demonstrated its readiness and constructive stance by supporting public health, healthcare workers, and the environment. This review summarizes the perspective of TTS on each aspect of the COVID-19 pandemic and casts light on its contributions.

Cite this article as: Köktürk N, İtil BO, Altınışık G, et al. COVID-19 Pandemic and the Global Perspective of Turkish Thoracic Society. Turk Thorac J 2020; 21(6): 419-32.

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