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Consider This from NPR
Sep 21, 2020
With Nearly 200,000 Dead, Health Care Workers Struggle To Endure
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The coronavirus has killed nearly 200,000 people in America — far more than in any other country, according to Johns Hopkins University. And experts are predicting a new spike of cases this fall.
It's not clear exactly how many of the dead are health care workers, who remain especially vulnerable to the virus.
Dr. Claire Rezba
has been tracking and documenting their deaths on Twitter.
with the University of Michigan School of Nursing explains how we all feel the effects of a health care system whose workers are stretched to the brink.
NPR science correspondent
reports on a crucial advancements health care workers have made that mean
ICU patients are more likely to survive
now than they were at the outset of the pandemic.
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