As many nurses have died from Covid-19 as throughout the entire of World Battle I, the Worldwide Council of Nurses (ICN) has mentioned, including that well being employee fatalities within the pandemic have been doubtless massively under-reported.

No less than 1,500 nurses have misplaced their lives for the reason that novel coronavirus outbreak was first reported in China’s Wuhan some 11 months in the past, in accordance with ICN figures. The identical quantity is believed to have been killed throughout World Battle I, which lasted for 4 years between 1914 and 1918.

“The truth that as many nurses have died throughout this pandemic as died throughout World Battle I is surprising,” ICN head Howard Catton mentioned throughout a web-based convention earlier this week.

Nevertheless, the council believes that the precise numbers of Covid-19 deaths are far larger than what’s at present registered, as the info on fatalities amongst nurses was solely accessible from 44 international locations.

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It is a “scandal” {that a} systematic and standardized assortment of knowledge on coronavirus infections and deaths amongst healthcare staff hasn’t but been carried out internationally, Catton mentioned, including that his group had been calling for this for months.

Evaluation by ICN means that 10 % of these contaminated with the virus are medical staff. Judging by the variety of Covid-19 circumstances worldwide and the demise price, it’s estimated that over 20,000 healthcare staff may have succumbed to the illness to this point.

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