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Coronavirus Deaths Are Skyrocketing in Spain

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MADRID -- Before the outbreak in Spain began, the only people who went in and out of the small hospital where Alfonso Molina Moreno works as a nurse were visitors, staffers, and cleaning crews. Patients come to Hospital La Fuenfria for long-term, palliative care and Moreno, who has worked as a nurse for 16 years, found a sense of purpose in bringing them care and company at the end of their lives..
Now, he and his colleagues worry that they’re doing harm. A few days before we spoke, patients at the facility started testing positive for COVID-19. “We don’t know where it came from,” Moreno said. “We don’t know whether we, the staff, brought it here. We don’t know whether it was due to the patients’ visitors. We don’t know the source.”.
The hospital has cut off all visits. Staffers now take exhaustive precautions when working with patients who have tested positive—putting on protective equipment they dispose of in contaminated rooms and washing their hands on both sides of the door..
But there’s still a degree of uncertainty. When we spoke, Morena hadn’t been tested, and Spain’s health ministry says health workers currently make up nearly 14-percent of positive cases. Now, as the country scrambles to contain the virus it’s ordered 640,000 test kits from China and Korea in an effort to screen health workers and the most vulnerable. The hope is that this will help identify people who need to self-isolate..
Morena isn’t just thinking of the patients he’s now caring for. He’s worried about how long the virus was in the hospital. After a patient with cervical cancer died, a post-mortem X-ray showed her lungs had advanced, bilateral pneumonia. “It could have been coronavirus, right? She wasn’t tested,” he said. “And it’s like, oh my God, to what extent—let’s see, this needs a pinch of salt but—what if it was me? That's it. So I can’t hide it, because you really don’t know. Even with all the security measures in place, you still don’t know.”.
Like everyone working despite an outbreak, Morena worries about infecting his loved ones. “I told this to my colleagues, and we have this kind of sharing moment. We're all going through this bad phase, this suffering.” But he isn’t thinking about quitting. “I really find myself fortunate to be able to work because I have the chance to go and feel useful,” he says. He’s even volunteered to take on more shifts. “The healthcare providers, at this moment, we have to be there no matter what. Because if it is not us, who will it be then? There is no one else.”.
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“The healthcare providers, at this moment, we have to be there no matter what. Because if it is not us, who will it be then? There is no one else.”
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by VICE News 1 day ago

Shoutout to all the health workers around the world you are heroes!

by Raymond Cutler 1 day ago

Truly a tragedy. Hope the people of Spain can bounce back from this.

by Henry Phillips 1 day ago

14% of those positive are healthcare workers. That just breaks my heart.

by jannamwatson 1 day ago

Thank you to all the healthcare workers around the world.

by Mr. Miami Cuddles 1 day ago

The part at the end is truly moving, it just shows that everybody is in this together. Before this crisis that wasn't clear but I hope that we can overcome this and keep that lesson with us forever, we are all a part of the human race, we all have the same struggles, we are one.

by jonlewist 1 day ago

"We're using all protective measures, wearing masks and gloves"
guy behind him packages an order without a mask or gloves

by Cat Savage Comedy 1 day ago

Spain during Covid-19: Que coño es esto
Mexico: No pAsA NadA WeY

by Saffron 1 day ago

watching this in self isolation here in UK stay safe everyone.............

by Aslam Bakar 1 day ago

My best wishes to Spain Italy USA Iran for a speedy recovery.

by Prashanth B 1 day ago

i straight up cried when i saw everyone clapping

by Drop Dedd 1 day ago

Uncovered bread in a rack. Yeah that won’t spread covad

by GreenAppelPie 1 day ago

Stay strong, stay safe Spain. Prayers from India.

by 404 not pound 1 day ago

Atleast the workers in grocery should wear mask. They are handling the food items, that too open ones like bread, and might contaminate it.

by Harshvardhan Sinha 1 day ago

Querida españa Esté seguro, estamos con usted. amor de la India 🇪🇦🇮🇳

by Vikas K 1 day ago

Stay strong Spain
Love from India

Mantente fuerte españa
amor de la India

by Senthil Veeran 1 day ago

Sending love and comfort for the ppl of Spain. We are on our 3rd day of isolation in New Zealand 🇳🇿 Godbless worldwide!

by Charles T 1 day ago

That applaud gives me shiver, small move like that really needed to lift the spirit.. hope this pandemic will over soon

by Rangga Pramana 1 day ago

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