COVID-19: Health worker death toll rises to at least 17,000 as organizations call for rapid vaccine rollout

Mar 5, 2021 | Blog

One healthcare worker was dying every 30 minutes during the pandemic

“For one health worker to die from COVID-19 every 30 minutes is both a tragedy and an injustice. Health workers all over the world have put their lives on the line to try and keep people safe from COVID-19, yet far too many have been left unprotected and paid the ultimate price,” said Steve Cockburn, Head of Economic and Social Justice at Amnesty International.