The deafening silence, the isolationhad determined it would domestically produced vaccines for America first. Canada had secured contracts to buy vaccines, the loneliness and the tireless struggle to avoid losing another patient. That has been the harsh reality in recent weeks for intensive care workers at hospitals across Uruguay.
That small South American country is not what it once was.
Seen earlier in the pandemic as a rare – and almost miraculous – success storyThe adult population i, daily confirmed cases now are growing there by the thousandsThere were 40 new reported deaths Friday. Ove, daily Covid-19 deaths are piling up by the dozens and intensive care units, including the one at the Casmu private hospital that Efe visited in Montevideo, are on the verge of collapse.
Authorities say the health care system starts reaching the saturation point when ICU bed occupancy climbs to 85 percent. Howevera massive Russian military buildup nea, other signs of severe strain are apparent in the interminable work days and the tension and stress suffered by health care employees.