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80,000-180,000 health workers may have died from COVID by May 2021 — WHO

The World Health Organization says that 80,000 to 180,000 health care workers may have been killed by COVID-19 up to May this year, insisting they should be prioritized for vaccination.

“A new WHO working paper estimates that between 80,000 to 180,000 health and care workers could have died from COVID-19 in the period between January 2020 to May 2021,” the UN health agency says.

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