Health Care workers are Dying in #India 🇮🇳 | A thread

Reported 50 HCW deaths in a day, last week (Total 420). These are preventable deaths, hit hard at many levels. Why is it important for the global community and Canada to take note?
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Who are these people?
Dr. KK Aggarwal, Cardiologist, and recipient of many prestigious medical and civilian awards, before he passed away due to COVID, said: "The show must go on..."
Thoughts and prayers 🙏🏽
@DrKKAggarwal @IMAIndiaOrg |…
A very high % of my own physician colleagues in India 🇮🇳have contracted COVID w/ mild symptoms, and many died: anesthesiologist, surgeon, dermatologist and interns fresh out of medical school, (median age 40 yrs).
New doctors facing COVID |…
Why get concerned about lives of health care workers in India?
#Valuable #HumanResource: India🇮🇳 needs all hands on deck. In 2017, @who reported India had 0.9 physicians per 1000 people, compared to 2.6 in USA + Canada, and 2.8 in UK. |
Rising numbers in South Asia, with different trajectories
@BBCNews | India Covid 19: Infections on the rise across South Asia |…
Thoughts and actions for global 🌐 action, as the pandemic will not end until we get this under control across the world.

@paimadhu | "Pandemic ends when it ends everywhere"

Suggested actions:
✳️ Collect data, and investigate the cause of deaths of these HCWs
✳️ Any preventable issues such as access to PPE, or PPE training is fixable
✳️ Tele-mentoring and self-sustaining solutions possible
@doctimcook @elboghdadly…

✳️ Is it vaccine failure in the setting of Variants of Concern?
Vaccines still effective against severe infection, and hospitalization. More data is needed. Prioritization and access to vaccination for HCW should be a priority. @CentreInfection |
✳️ HCW at high-risk of COVID infection and mortality should be offered #shielding to mitigate risk, allocate resources effectively, and prevent loss of lives.

@Dolores_McKeen @CASUpdate @CJA_Journal
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"Supporting Vulnerable Physicians during COVID19"
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Risk estimates for infection, hospitalization and mortality during #COVID19.
#HealthCareWorkers with or caring-for someone with these conditions at higher risk are #shielding
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@JillianHortonMD shares this eloquently. 🙏🏽
[heroism] vs. [martyrdom]
"I never expected that COVID would help me understand the line between those two things. It was hard to define, but when I drew it, I knew it."

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