COVID19 and Healthcare Deaths

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According to a new report, more than 7,000 healthcare workers worldwide have died from treating patients with Covid-19. The two countries with the most deaths among medical professionals are Mexico (1,320) and the United States (1,077), followed at a distance by UK (649) and Brazil (634).

Those are large numbers, and the loss of medical personnel in areas that are under-served can be devastating.

If you wonder why medical facilities are so careful screening patients, there’s a good reason for their concern. They want to live through this, too.

Nurse comforting dying patient

Source:

Roxana Tabakman, Clinician Deaths From COVID-19: ‘A Crisis on a Staggering Scale’, Medscape, https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/937595?nlid=137425_5322&src=WNL_mdplsnews_200918_mscpedit_wir&uac=153634BV&spon=17&impID=2572728&faf=1

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