Anxious and frightened: Without vaccines, health-care workers in Africa dying of COVID-19 - CTV News

by ctvnews.ca 02/20/2021

The race to get everyone vaccinated has left regions like Africa behind, with most countries on the continent yet to give a single dose. This has meant front-line health-care workers are getting sick and dying from COVID-19 as a resurgence of the virus due to more contagious variants sweep through countries like Mozambique.


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