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Covid-19: at least 3000 caregivers died during the pandemic

2020-07-13T17:21:25.707Z

Amnesty International delivers this figure, which it considers "probably largely undervalued" in a harsh report on loopholes in the protection of health workers during the health crisis.



"We are totally desperate and can only protest. We are then told that we cannot even do it. That they will shut our mouths. " This Pakistani caregiver recounts a situation deplored all over the world: poorly protected, poorly remunerated, stigmatized, not always supported by the authorities, the caregivers are suffering and have suffered the brunt of the coronavirus crisis. A situation painted by Amnesty International in a dark report published Monday on "flaws in the protection of health workers and essential workers during the Covid-19 pandemic" .

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First, a figure that is cold in the back: at least 3000 health workers have died of the disease or its consequences, according to a count made by Amnesty International in 73 countries until June 5. A minimum figure, as the data are fragmented. In an interactive map available on the internet, the countries where official figures are available are counted on the fingers

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