A 12-month investigation by The Guardian and Kaiser Health News finds that more than 3,600 US healthcare workers (HCWs) died from COVID-19 during the pandemic’s first year, the April 8 Kaiser Health News reports.
Key findings include:
The death rate in HCWs has slowed dramatically since COVID-19 vaccines were made available to them in December. Many deaths could have been prevented with adequate supplies of masks and other PPE, more extensive testing, and better implementation of workplace safety rules, the report says.
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