‘People die in less than a week’: Covid wave catches Argentina off-guard

Posted by on May 20, 2021 5:30 am
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Cases have risen from a daily total of about 5,000 in early March to a record 35,000 this week amid relaxed restrictions and a low vaccination rate

It is 1am and intensive care doctor Vanina Edul is trying vainly to remember the names of all the Covid patients who have died on her watch.

The 47-year-old physician still remembers the first patient she saw die of Covid last year. “He was 60 years old and we were surprised because that was young for that long-ago time. We thought only old people died. How wrong we were,” she says.

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