Overstretched health workers describe battling Brazil’s worst Covid-19 wave yet

As Brazil crashes through new records for Covid-19 cases and deaths, some health workers are barely hanging on. One nurse in São Paulo told CNN that he had to assist in removing one elderly Covid-19 patient from a ventilator — knowing that it could be a death sentence — because there weren’t enough to go around. A paramedic in the same city recounted the day an entire intensive care unit’s oxygen supply suddenly malfunctioned, threatening to suffocate intubated Covid-19 patients as he raced to pump air into their lungs.

Source:: CNN Top Stories

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