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This is one of three articles written on request and sponsored by the Swiss Society SGHGC/SSCC (Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Herz- und thorakale Gefässchirurgie). The paper was decorated with the Special Swiss Young Cardiac Surgeon Award 2020 by the society. It was the aim to give a voice to colleagues afflicted by the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic regarding their career in cardiovascular surgery. Accordingly, personal experience is reported for which it is futile to seek peer review.
The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports (ThCVSReports), therefore, presents to you authentic OPINIONS. Discussion in the form of Letters-to-the-Editor is very welcome because this topic still raises more questions than we have currently answers for.
Bernd Niemann and Markus K. Heinemann
No conflict of interest has been declared by the author(s).
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Received: 07 November 2020
Accepted: 13 November 2020
23 June 2021 (online)
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