Covid-19 Has Killed Thousands of Nurses Around the World
Windowofworld.com – The International Council of Nurses (ICN) stated that more than a thousand nurses are known to have died worldwide due to Covid-19. The council said the real figure was likely much higher.
The ICN, which brings together more than 130 national nursing associations (NNA), representing more than 20 million nurses worldwide, labeled the situation a disaster and criticized the government for not doing enough to protect frontline health workers during the pandemic.
An ICN survey found that in countries where data is separate on nurses, more than 1,000 people have died from the virus.
“As of August 14, the cumulative number of Covid-19 deaths reported to nurses in 44 countries was 1,097. Since our data set includes only 44 countries with recorded nurse deaths, ICN believes the number is significantly underestimating the situation,” ICN said in a statement. reports, as reported by Japan Today.
He said there were 351 Covid-19-related deaths among nurses in Brazil as of August 11, the highest number in the data set, and 212 in Mexico.
The ICN report said there was still no global systematic record of the number of nurses and other health care workers who contracted or died from the disease. ICN President Annette Kennedy called the report’s findings disturbing….