After SARS in 2003, MERS in 2012, COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) is the third global epidemic of this 21st century. This pandemic shows our vulnerability and our weaknesses in dealing with it. Among our weaknesses the inability to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) (masks, protective gowns, etc.).
That scarcity has given rise to initiatives, attempts and experiments aimed at reprocessing single-use medical devices.
The protocols and recommendations we have seen emerge in this race against time could not of course meet the standards.