Brutal second wave of Covid exposes Italy’s healthcare weaknesses

Posted by on November 18, 2020 10:21 am
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Hospitals report staff shortages and some citizens turn against health workers as death toll surges

Italian hospitals are struggling with a shortage of intensive care specialists as the country battles a severe coronavirus second wave, while some citizens are also turning against health workers.

Covid-related deaths surged by 731 on Tuesday – the highest daily toll since early April, when Italy was in complete lockdown – as weaknesses in the healthcare system across the country become more exposed.

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