Both a doctor at Bayonne hospital and a Top 14 referee, Thomas Charabas is at the forefront of the Covid-19 epidemic. While the rugby championship is at a standstill, his daily life now comes down to the hospital's emergency department.
Known for his outspoken on the ground, Thomas Charabas does not go there by four ways to discuss the coronavirus health crisis. He talks about war medicine to deal with this atypical, extremely transmissible pathology. “On the ground, I have enough weapons to manage to be respected: penalties, boxes. But as a doctor, to force people to respect confinement, I don't have a lot of means. I can only encourage people to realize the importance of public health. But we cannot continue to have people going for a family walk under the pretext that they play sports. “
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Emergency physician for four years at the hospital in Bayonne, Thomas Charabas has been doing 12 or 24 hour guards. Its main mission is to sort and prioritize patients. “We have a lot of patients arriving, some in serious condition for whom we have to make heavy resuscitation decisions in a short time”.
Thomas Charabas is preparing for difficult days hasthen, meanwhile, between two guards, he runs around his house to change his mind and eliminate the many sweets offered by relatives of patients.