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With Nearly 200,000 Dead, Health Care Workers Struggle To Endure

With Nearly 200,000 Dead, Health Care Workers Struggle To Endure

Update: 2020-09-215
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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.

Christopher Friese 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 Richard Harris 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.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.
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With Nearly 200,000 Dead, Health Care Workers Struggle To Endure

With Nearly 200,000 Dead, Health Care Workers Struggle To Endure

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