Covid-19 as deadly for nurses as World War I, with fatalities from virus matching deaths during four-year war

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It’s a “scandal” that a systematic and standardized collection of data on coronavirus infections and deaths among healthcare workers hasn’t yet been implemented internationally, Catton said, adding that his organization had been calling for this for months.

Analysis by ICN suggests that 10 percent of those infected with the virus are medical workers. Judging by the number of Covid-19 cases worldwide and the death rate, it is estimated that over 20,000 healthcare workers could have succumbed to the disease to date.

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