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More Than 900 Health Care Workers Have Died in the Fight Against COVID-19 in the U.S.

11 Aug 2020 12:00 PM | AIMHI Admin (Administrator)

KFF Source | Guardian Source | Comments Courtesy of Matt Zavadsky

This is an excellent, interactive database of healthcare workers who have succumbed to COVID-19, including Medical First Responders. 

13 of the 167 profiled workers are EMS providers.

You’ll see 2 different counts.  According to the Q & A in the database explaining the difference, “This is an ongoing project. The larger figure refers to the number of reported cases our journalists have identified.  The second, smaller figure, refers to the number of deaths we have confirmed and reported on by interviewing family members, employers and medical examiners. Those are the figures we have added to our database. We are adding new stories weekly.”

If you know a healthcare worker who has died from Covid-19, share their story with KHN/Guardian by filling out this form.

New Interactive Database by KFF's Kaiser Health News and Guardian US Reveals More Than 900 Health Care Workers Have Died in the Fight Against COVID-19 in the U.S.

Many Were Unable to Access Adequate Personal Protective Equipment, and People of Color Account for a Disproportionate Share of Deaths Among Those Profiled So Far

August 11, 2020

A new interactive database from KFF’s Kaiser Health News (KHN) and Guardian US reveals that many of the more than 900 U.S. health care workers who have died in the fight against COVID-19 worked in facilities with shortages of protective equipment such as gowns, masks, gloves and face shields. People of color and nurses account for a disproportionate share of deaths among those profiled so far.

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