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Frontline workers stricken by COVID-19

Members of the Houston Fire Department carry the casket of Jerry Pacheco, a firefighter who died of COVID-19, at a memorial service in Houston, Texas, August 8, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

Members of the Houston Fire Department carry the casket of Jerry Pacheco, a firefighter who died of COVID-19, at a memorial service in Houston, Texas, August 8, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

Members of the Houston Fire Department carry the casket of Jerry Pacheco, a firefighter who died of COVID-19, at a memorial service in Houston, Texas, August 8, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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Dr. Joseph Varon, 58, the chief medical officer at United Memorial Medical Center, hugs Christina Mathers, 43, a nurse from his team who became infected with COVID-19, at United Memorial Medical Center (UMMC) in Houston, Texas, July 25, 2020. Mathers was told she tested positive for COVID-19 after she reported feeling ill during one of her shifts. "That's the hardest thing to ever hear... It messes with you," said Mathers, who has been working every other day since April 29. "But I wouldn't go anywhere else but here." REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

Dr. Joseph Varon, 58, the chief medical officer at United Memorial Medical Center, hugs Christina Mathers, 43, a nurse from his team who became infected with COVID-19, at United Memorial Medical Center (UMMC) in Houston, Texas, July 25, 2020. Mathers...more

Dr. Joseph Varon, 58, the chief medical officer at United Memorial Medical Center, hugs Christina Mathers, 43, a nurse from his team who became infected with COVID-19, at United Memorial Medical Center (UMMC) in Houston, Texas, July 25, 2020. Mathers was told she tested positive for COVID-19 after she reported feeling ill during one of her shifts. "That's the hardest thing to ever hear... It messes with you," said Mathers, who has been working every other day since April 29. "But I wouldn't go anywhere else but here." REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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Red Cross paramedics carry the casket of their friend and former colleague Andres Garcia Gonzalez a nurse working at the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) who died due to the coronavirus while arriving at an homage in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico June 9, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Red Cross paramedics carry the casket of their friend and former colleague Andres Garcia Gonzalez a nurse working at the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) who died due to the coronavirus while arriving at an homage in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico...more

Red Cross paramedics carry the casket of their friend and former colleague Andres Garcia Gonzalez a nurse working at the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) who died due to the coronavirus while arriving at an homage in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico June 9, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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Employees of a funeral parlor place the body of Andres Garcia Gonzalez, a nurse working at the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) who died due to COVID-19, in a funeral hearse outside a clinic in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico June 7, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Employees of a funeral parlor place the body of Andres Garcia Gonzalez, a nurse working at the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) who died due to COVID-19, in a funeral hearse outside a clinic in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico June 7, 2020....more

Employees of a funeral parlor place the body of Andres Garcia Gonzalez, a nurse working at the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) who died due to COVID-19, in a funeral hearse outside a clinic in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico June 7, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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A view shows a portrait of Larisa Veselago, a gynaecologist at the I.I. Dzhanelidze Research Institute of Emergency Medicine who died during the outbreak, at a makeshift memorial in Saint Petersburg, Russia June 9, 2020. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

A view shows a portrait of Larisa Veselago, a gynaecologist at the I.I. Dzhanelidze Research Institute of Emergency Medicine who died during the outbreak, at a makeshift memorial in Saint Petersburg, Russia June 9, 2020. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

A view shows a portrait of Larisa Veselago, a gynaecologist at the I.I. Dzhanelidze Research Institute of Emergency Medicine who died during the outbreak, at a makeshift memorial in Saint Petersburg, Russia June 9, 2020. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
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The wife of Sergio Bretado, 51, a stretcher-bearer of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) who died of the coronavirus, throws dust over his casket during his funeral at a cemetery in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico May 15, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

The wife of Sergio Bretado, 51, a stretcher-bearer of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) who died of the coronavirus, throws dust over his casket during his funeral at a cemetery in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico May 15, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis...more

The wife of Sergio Bretado, 51, a stretcher-bearer of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) who died of the coronavirus, throws dust over his casket during his funeral at a cemetery in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico May 15, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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Friends stand with Reina Antonia (R), the wife of Mariano Ramirez, 51, a nurse at the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), where Ramirez's family said he died of COVID-19, as they attend a tribute at the funeral parlor in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico May 16, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Friends stand with Reina Antonia (R), the wife of Mariano Ramirez, 51, a nurse at the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), where Ramirez's family said he died of COVID-19, as they attend a tribute at the funeral parlor in Ciudad Juarez,...more

Friends stand with Reina Antonia (R), the wife of Mariano Ramirez, 51, a nurse at the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), where Ramirez's family said he died of COVID-19, as they attend a tribute at the funeral parlor in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico May 16, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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Cassia de Almeida, an ICU nurse of Sao Luiz Hospital, who was hospitalized with severe symptoms of COVID-19, hugs her daughter after being discharged in Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 30, 2020. REUTERS/Rahel Patrasso

Cassia de Almeida, an ICU nurse of Sao Luiz Hospital, who was hospitalized with severe symptoms of COVID-19, hugs her daughter after being discharged in Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 30, 2020. REUTERS/Rahel Patrasso

Cassia de Almeida, an ICU nurse of Sao Luiz Hospital, who was hospitalized with severe symptoms of COVID-19, hugs her daughter after being discharged in Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 30, 2020. REUTERS/Rahel Patrasso
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Rusia Goes, a nurse who gave birth on April 26 while on a ventilator as she battled severe symptoms of COVID-19, carries her prematurely born daughter Luisa after she was released from hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 25, 2020. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Rusia Goes, a nurse who gave birth on April 26 while on a ventilator as she battled severe symptoms of COVID-19, carries her prematurely born daughter Luisa after she was released from hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 25, 2020. REUTERS/Ricardo...more

Rusia Goes, a nurse who gave birth on April 26 while on a ventilator as she battled severe symptoms of COVID-19, carries her prematurely born daughter Luisa after she was released from hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 25, 2020. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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Gavin Roberts wears his father's police hat as he looks at the flag-draped casket of his father, Glen Ridge Police Department officer Charles Roberts, at his funeral service, after the 45-year-old father of three died of the coronavirus in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, May 14, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Gavin Roberts wears his father's police hat as he looks at the flag-draped casket of his father, Glen Ridge Police Department officer Charles Roberts, at his funeral service, after the 45-year-old father of three died of the coronavirus in Glen...more

Gavin Roberts wears his father's police hat as he looks at the flag-draped casket of his father, Glen Ridge Police Department officer Charles Roberts, at his funeral service, after the 45-year-old father of three died of the coronavirus in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, May 14, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Cristina Lopez holds the urn with the ashes of her brother Octavio Lopez, a nurse who worked at the General Hospital of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), and died of COVID-19, after his cremation in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico May 9, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Cristina Lopez holds the urn with the ashes of her brother Octavio Lopez, a nurse who worked at the General Hospital of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), and died of COVID-19, after his cremation in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico May 9, 2020....more

Cristina Lopez holds the urn with the ashes of her brother Octavio Lopez, a nurse who worked at the General Hospital of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), and died of COVID-19, after his cremation in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico May 9, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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White shoes are displayed during a demonstration by Registered Nurses and the National Nurses United (NNU) members, on behalf of healthcare workers nationwide who have passed away due to the coronavirus, during a protest outside the White House in Washington, May 7, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

White shoes are displayed during a demonstration by Registered Nurses and the National Nurses United (NNU) members, on behalf of healthcare workers nationwide who have passed away due to the coronavirus, during a protest outside the White House in...more

White shoes are displayed during a demonstration by Registered Nurses and the National Nurses United (NNU) members, on behalf of healthcare workers nationwide who have passed away due to the coronavirus, during a protest outside the White House in Washington, May 7, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner
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Members of the New York City paramedic community salute while attending a funeral for New York City paramedic Anthony "Tony" Thomas in the Bay Ridge area of Brooklyn, New York, April 30, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Members of the New York City paramedic community salute while attending a funeral for New York City paramedic Anthony "Tony" Thomas in the Bay Ridge area of Brooklyn, New York, April 30, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Members of the New York City paramedic community salute while attending a funeral for New York City paramedic Anthony "Tony" Thomas in the Bay Ridge area of Brooklyn, New York, April 30, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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Ayse Mehmet, whose daughter Sonya Kaygan worked at the Elizabeth Lodge care home and died from COVID-19, has tears wiped by her three-year-old granddaughter, also named Ayse, at her home in Enfield, Britain, April 27, 2020. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Ayse Mehmet, whose daughter Sonya Kaygan worked at the Elizabeth Lodge care home and died from COVID-19, has tears wiped by her three-year-old granddaughter, also named Ayse, at her home in Enfield, Britain, April 27, 2020. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Ayse Mehmet, whose daughter Sonya Kaygan worked at the Elizabeth Lodge care home and died from COVID-19, has tears wiped by her three-year-old granddaughter, also named Ayse, at her home in Enfield, Britain, April 27, 2020. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
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Health workers, wearing protective face masks, pay tribute after the funeral service for their colleague Philippe Lerche, a doctor who died of COVID-19, outside the church in Villers-Outreaux, northern France, April 23, 2020. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Health workers, wearing protective face masks, pay tribute after the funeral service for their colleague Philippe Lerche, a doctor who died of COVID-19, outside the church in Villers-Outreaux, northern France, April 23, 2020. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Health workers, wearing protective face masks, pay tribute after the funeral service for their colleague Philippe Lerche, a doctor who died of COVID-19, outside the church in Villers-Outreaux, northern France, April 23, 2020. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
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A man offers funeral prayers for a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officer who died from the coronavirus at a graveyard in New Delhi, India, April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A man offers funeral prayers for a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officer who died from the coronavirus at a graveyard in New Delhi, India, April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A man offers funeral prayers for a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officer who died from the coronavirus at a graveyard in New Delhi, India, April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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An ambulance carrying the body of a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officer who died from the coronavirus is seen parked as personnel pay tribute before his burial at a graveyard in New Delhi, India, April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

An ambulance carrying the body of a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officer who died from the coronavirus is seen parked as personnel pay tribute before his burial at a graveyard in New Delhi, India, April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

An ambulance carrying the body of a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officer who died from the coronavirus is seen parked as personnel pay tribute before his burial at a graveyard in New Delhi, India, April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Firefighters attend the funeral of chief Luis Paez after he died of the coronavirus and whose wife died of the virus a few days earlier, in Guayaquil, Ecuador April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

Firefighters attend the funeral of chief Luis Paez after he died of the coronavirus and whose wife died of the virus a few days earlier, in Guayaquil, Ecuador April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

Firefighters attend the funeral of chief Luis Paez after he died of the coronavirus and whose wife died of the virus a few days earlier, in Guayaquil, Ecuador April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos
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Registered nurses and members of National Nurses United (NNU), the largest U.S. nurses union, rally on behalf of health care workers nationwide who have become infected with COVID-19 and call on the Trump administration to order the mass production of personal protective equipment (PPE) during a protest outside of the White House in Washington, April 21, 2020. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Registered nurses and members of National Nurses United (NNU), the largest U.S. nurses union, rally on behalf of health care workers nationwide who have become infected with COVID-19 and call on the Trump administration to order the mass production...more

Registered nurses and members of National Nurses United (NNU), the largest U.S. nurses union, rally on behalf of health care workers nationwide who have become infected with COVID-19 and call on the Trump administration to order the mass production of personal protective equipment (PPE) during a protest outside of the White House in Washington, April 21, 2020. REUTERS/Leah Millis
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Health workers wearing protective face masks react during a tribute for their co-worker Esteban, a male nurse who died of COVID-19, outside the Severo Ochoa Hospital in Leganes, Spain, April 13, 2020. REUTERS/Susana Vera

Health workers wearing protective face masks react during a tribute for their co-worker Esteban, a male nurse who died of COVID-19, outside the Severo Ochoa Hospital in Leganes, Spain, April 13, 2020. REUTERS/Susana Vera

Health workers wearing protective face masks react during a tribute for their co-worker Esteban, a male nurse who died of COVID-19, outside the Severo Ochoa Hospital in Leganes, Spain, April 13, 2020. REUTERS/Susana Vera
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A police officer looks at a makeshift memorial for medics, who reportedly died in Saint Petersburg and Leningrad Region amid the outbreak, in central Saint Petersburg, Russia April 28, 2020. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

A police officer looks at a makeshift memorial for medics, who reportedly died in Saint Petersburg and Leningrad Region amid the outbreak, in central Saint Petersburg, Russia April 28, 2020. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

A police officer looks at a makeshift memorial for medics, who reportedly died in Saint Petersburg and Leningrad Region amid the outbreak, in central Saint Petersburg, Russia April 28, 2020. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
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Health workers wearing protective face masks hold flowers in front of crosses as they pay a tribute for their co-worker Maria dos Santos, a nurse, who died of the coronavirus, outside the Dr. Jose Soares Hungria Hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil, April 23, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Health workers wearing protective face masks hold flowers in front of crosses as they pay a tribute for their co-worker Maria dos Santos, a nurse, who died of the coronavirus, outside the Dr. Jose Soares Hungria Hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil, April...more

Health workers wearing protective face masks hold flowers in front of crosses as they pay a tribute for their co-worker Maria dos Santos, a nurse, who died of the coronavirus, outside the Dr. Jose Soares Hungria Hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil, April 23, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
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A nurse wearing a protective face mask holds a cross next to placards that read “heroes” and pictures of colleagues who died of the coronavirus during a symbolic protest and tribute for health workers on Labour Day, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 1, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

A nurse wearing a protective face mask holds a cross next to placards that read “heroes” and pictures of colleagues who died of the coronavirus during a symbolic protest and tribute for health workers on Labour Day, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 1, 2020....more

A nurse wearing a protective face mask holds a cross next to placards that read “heroes” and pictures of colleagues who died of the coronavirus during a symbolic protest and tribute for health workers on Labour Day, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 1, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
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Gina Claudio, the widow of Miguel Mart'nez Ortiz, is accompanied by two of her children as she holds the flag that draped the casket of her late husband, the first Puerto Rican police officer to die of COVID-19 and who will be promoted posthumously to the rank of sergeant, following his funeral ceremony in San Juan, Puerto Rico April 28, 2020.  REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

Gina Claudio, the widow of Miguel Mart'nez Ortiz, is accompanied by two of her children as she holds the flag that draped the casket of her late husband, the first Puerto Rican police officer to die of COVID-19 and who will be promoted posthumously...more

Gina Claudio, the widow of Miguel Mart'nez Ortiz, is accompanied by two of her children as she holds the flag that draped the casket of her late husband, the first Puerto Rican police officer to die of COVID-19 and who will be promoted posthumously to the rank of sergeant, following his funeral ceremony in San Juan, Puerto Rico April 28, 2020.  REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo
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Members of the Puerto Rico Police Honor Guard fire a 21-gun salute during the funeral of Miguel Mart'nez Ortiz, the first Puerto Rican police officer to die of the coronavirus in San Juan, Puerto Rico April 28, 2020.  REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

Members of the Puerto Rico Police Honor Guard fire a 21-gun salute during the funeral of Miguel Mart'nez Ortiz, the first Puerto Rican police officer to die of the coronavirus in San Juan, Puerto Rico April 28, 2020.  REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

Members of the Puerto Rico Police Honor Guard fire a 21-gun salute during the funeral of Miguel Mart'nez Ortiz, the first Puerto Rican police officer to die of the coronavirus in San Juan, Puerto Rico April 28, 2020.  REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo
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Doctor Li Wenliang wears a respirator mask in Wuhan, China, February 3, 2020. Li became one of the crisis's most visible figures in the early days of the outbreak when he tried to sound the alarm in Wuhan. News of his death at 34 in early February triggered an outpouring of outrage and sadness in China. LI WENLIANG/GAN EN FUND via REUTERS

Doctor Li Wenliang wears a respirator mask in Wuhan, China, February 3, 2020. Li became one of the crisis's most visible figures in the early days of the outbreak when he tried to sound the alarm in Wuhan. News of his death at 34 in early February...more

Doctor Li Wenliang wears a respirator mask in Wuhan, China, February 3, 2020. Li became one of the crisis's most visible figures in the early days of the outbreak when he tried to sound the alarm in Wuhan. News of his death at 34 in early February triggered an outpouring of outrage and sadness in China. LI WENLIANG/GAN EN FUND via REUTERS
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A healthcare worker wearing a protective face mask pays tribute to co-workers who died of COVID-19 and protests against the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) in front of the 28 de Agosto hospital in Manaus, Brazil April 27, 2020. The sign reads: "Miss you." REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

A healthcare worker wearing a protective face mask pays tribute to co-workers who died of COVID-19 and protests against the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) in front of the 28 de Agosto hospital in Manaus, Brazil April 27, 2020. The sign...more

A healthcare worker wearing a protective face mask pays tribute to co-workers who died of COVID-19 and protests against the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) in front of the 28 de Agosto hospital in Manaus, Brazil April 27, 2020. The sign reads: "Miss you." REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
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Italian firefighters commemorate their colleague, firefighter Giuseppe Coco, who died of COVID-19, at their fire station ahead of a funeral in the Sicilian port city of Catania, Italy April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello

Italian firefighters commemorate their colleague, firefighter Giuseppe Coco, who died of COVID-19, at their fire station ahead of a funeral in the Sicilian port city of Catania, Italy April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello

Italian firefighters commemorate their colleague, firefighter Giuseppe Coco, who died of COVID-19, at their fire station ahead of a funeral in the Sicilian port city of Catania, Italy April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello
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Staff from La Paz hospital take a minute of silence to remember Joaquin Diaz, the hospital's chief of surgery who died of COVID-19, in Madrid, Spain, April 20, 2020. REUTERS/Susana Vera

Staff from La Paz hospital take a minute of silence to remember Joaquin Diaz, the hospital's chief of surgery who died of COVID-19, in Madrid, Spain, April 20, 2020. REUTERS/Susana Vera

Staff from La Paz hospital take a minute of silence to remember Joaquin Diaz, the hospital's chief of surgery who died of COVID-19, in Madrid, Spain, April 20, 2020. REUTERS/Susana Vera
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Rosemary Alves Martins, 38, shows a picture of her husband Eduardo Gomes, a nurse who died from suspected COVID-19 at the entrance of Tide Setubal public hospital where he worked in Sao Paulo, Brazil, April 25, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Rosemary Alves Martins, 38, shows a picture of her husband Eduardo Gomes, a nurse who died from suspected COVID-19 at the entrance of Tide Setubal public hospital where he worked in Sao Paulo, Brazil, April 25, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Rosemary Alves Martins, 38, shows a picture of her husband Eduardo Gomes, a nurse who died from suspected COVID-19 at the entrance of Tide Setubal public hospital where he worked in Sao Paulo, Brazil, April 25, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
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Relatives attend the funeral of Philippe Lerche, a doctor who died of COVID-19 at the church in Villers-Outreaux, northern France, April 23, 2020. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Relatives attend the funeral of Philippe Lerche, a doctor who died of COVID-19 at the church in Villers-Outreaux, northern France, April 23, 2020. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Relatives attend the funeral of Philippe Lerche, a doctor who died of COVID-19 at the church in Villers-Outreaux, northern France, April 23, 2020. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
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Geriatrician Federico De Luca sits up in bed after recovering from COVID-19 at the Circolo hospital in Varese, Italy April 9, 2020. De Luca had been treating elderly patients near Bergamo in Lombardy, the Italian region hardest hit by the coronavirus epidemic. After being admitted to hospital, De Luca, a father of seven children, spent three weeks in intensive care, connected to machines and unconscious. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

Geriatrician Federico De Luca sits up in bed after recovering from COVID-19 at the Circolo hospital in Varese, Italy April 9, 2020. De Luca had been treating elderly patients near Bergamo in Lombardy, the Italian region hardest hit by the coronavirus...more

Geriatrician Federico De Luca sits up in bed after recovering from COVID-19 at the Circolo hospital in Varese, Italy April 9, 2020. De Luca had been treating elderly patients near Bergamo in Lombardy, the Italian region hardest hit by the coronavirus epidemic. After being admitted to hospital, De Luca, a father of seven children, spent three weeks in intensive care, connected to machines and unconscious. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo
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Chicago firefighters salute as the funeral procession carrying the remains of firefighter Edward Singleton, a 33-year veteran of the Chicago Fire Department who died a week earlier from COVID-19, makes its way to the cemetery in Chicago, Illinois, April 22, 2020. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Chicago firefighters salute as the funeral procession carrying the remains of firefighter Edward Singleton, a 33-year veteran of the Chicago Fire Department who died a week earlier from COVID-19, makes its way to the cemetery in Chicago, Illinois,...more

Chicago firefighters salute as the funeral procession carrying the remains of firefighter Edward Singleton, a 33-year veteran of the Chicago Fire Department who died a week earlier from COVID-19, makes its way to the cemetery in Chicago, Illinois, April 22, 2020. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Ted Levine, a healthcare worker at Mount Sinai Hospital holds a photo of Freda Ocran, a nurse who died of COVID-19 during a protest demanding critical PPE in New York City, April 3, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Ted Levine, a healthcare worker at Mount Sinai Hospital holds a photo of Freda Ocran, a nurse who died of COVID-19 during a protest demanding critical PPE in New York City, April 3, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Ted Levine, a healthcare worker at Mount Sinai Hospital holds a photo of Freda Ocran, a nurse who died of COVID-19 during a protest demanding critical PPE in New York City, April 3, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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Vanda Nunes wearing a protective face mask cries during a tribute for her co-worker Maria dos Santos, a nurse who died of COVID-19, outside the Dr. Jose Soares Hungria Hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil, April 23, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Vanda Nunes wearing a protective face mask cries during a tribute for her co-worker Maria dos Santos, a nurse who died of COVID-19, outside the Dr. Jose Soares Hungria Hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil, April 23, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Vanda Nunes wearing a protective face mask cries during a tribute for her co-worker Maria dos Santos, a nurse who died of COVID-19, outside the Dr. Jose Soares Hungria Hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil, April 23, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
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Belgian doctor Antoine Sassine, urologist at Chirec Delta Hospital, who survived COVID-19 after 6 weeks in the intensive care unit and 3.5 weeks in a coma, embraces his wife Alexandra as he leaves the hospital in Brussels, Belgium, April 19, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Belgian doctor Antoine Sassine, urologist at Chirec Delta Hospital, who survived COVID-19 after 6 weeks in the intensive care unit and 3.5 weeks in a coma, embraces his wife Alexandra as he leaves the hospital in Brussels, Belgium, April 19, 2020....more

Belgian doctor Antoine Sassine, urologist at Chirec Delta Hospital, who survived COVID-19 after 6 weeks in the intensive care unit and 3.5 weeks in a coma, embraces his wife Alexandra as he leaves the hospital in Brussels, Belgium, April 19, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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Relatives of hospital worker Marisol Sacristan, who died of COVID-19, react before a minute's silence is held in her memory outside Segovia’s General Hospital in Spain, April 23, 2020. REUTERS/Susana Vera

Relatives of hospital worker Marisol Sacristan, who died of COVID-19, react before a minute's silence is held in her memory outside Segovia’s General Hospital in Spain, April 23, 2020. REUTERS/Susana Vera

Relatives of hospital worker Marisol Sacristan, who died of COVID-19, react before a minute's silence is held in her memory outside Segovia’s General Hospital in Spain, April 23, 2020. REUTERS/Susana Vera
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Chicago Firefighters carry the remains of firefighter Edward Singleton, a 33-year veteran of the Chicago Fire Department, who died a week earlier from complications from COVID-19, to a hearse following his funeral service in Chicago, Illinois, April 22, 2020.  REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Chicago Firefighters carry the remains of firefighter Edward Singleton, a 33-year veteran of the Chicago Fire Department, who died a week earlier from complications from COVID-19, to a hearse following his funeral service in Chicago, Illinois, April...more

Chicago Firefighters carry the remains of firefighter Edward Singleton, a 33-year veteran of the Chicago Fire Department, who died a week earlier from complications from COVID-19, to a hearse following his funeral service in Chicago, Illinois, April 22, 2020.  REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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A photograph of a healthcare worker who died is pictured in a protest of health workers to demand personal protective equipment at Tacuba General Hospital in Mexico City, Mexico April 21, 2020. The sign reads: "No more (dead) colleagues". REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

A photograph of a healthcare worker who died is pictured in a protest of health workers to demand personal protective equipment at Tacuba General Hospital in Mexico City, Mexico April 21, 2020. The sign reads: "No more (dead) colleagues"....more

A photograph of a healthcare worker who died is pictured in a protest of health workers to demand personal protective equipment at Tacuba General Hospital in Mexico City, Mexico April 21, 2020. The sign reads: "No more (dead) colleagues". REUTERS/Edgard Garrido
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Staff from Segovia’s General Hospital react during a minutes silence to remember hospital worker Marisol Sacristan, who died of COVID-19, in Segovia, Spain, April 23, 2020. REUTERS/Susana Vera

Staff from Segovia’s General Hospital react during a minutes silence to remember hospital worker Marisol Sacristan, who died of COVID-19, in Segovia, Spain, April 23, 2020. REUTERS/Susana Vera

Staff from Segovia’s General Hospital react during a minutes silence to remember hospital worker Marisol Sacristan, who died of COVID-19, in Segovia, Spain, April 23, 2020. REUTERS/Susana Vera
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Registered nurses and members of National Nurses United (NNU), the largest U.S. nurses union, rally on behalf of healthcare workers nationwide who have become infected with COVID-19 and call on the Trump administration to order the mass production of PPE during a protest outside of the White House in Washington, April 21, 2020. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Registered nurses and members of National Nurses United (NNU), the largest U.S. nurses union, rally on behalf of healthcare workers nationwide who have become infected with COVID-19 and call on the Trump administration to order the mass production of...more

Registered nurses and members of National Nurses United (NNU), the largest U.S. nurses union, rally on behalf of healthcare workers nationwide who have become infected with COVID-19 and call on the Trump administration to order the mass production of PPE during a protest outside of the White House in Washington, April 21, 2020. REUTERS/Leah Millis
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Healthcare workers pay tribute to their co-workers who have died from COVID-19 and protest against the lack of PPE in front of the 28 de Agosto hospital in Manaus, Brazil April 27, 2020. The signs read: "Miss you." REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

Healthcare workers pay tribute to their co-workers who have died from COVID-19 and protest against the lack of PPE in front of the 28 de Agosto hospital in Manaus, Brazil April 27, 2020. The signs read: "Miss you." REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

Healthcare workers pay tribute to their co-workers who have died from COVID-19 and protest against the lack of PPE in front of the 28 de Agosto hospital in Manaus, Brazil April 27, 2020. The signs read: "Miss you." REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
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Healthcare workers wearing protective face masks hold a banner reading: " Always in our memory, Esteban. Rest in Peace" as they attend a tribute for their co-worker Esteban, a nurse who died of COVID-19, outside the Severo Ochoa Hospital in Leganes, Spain, April 13, 2020. REUTERS/Susana Vera

Healthcare workers wearing protective face masks hold a banner reading: " Always in our memory, Esteban. Rest in Peace" as they attend a tribute for their co-worker Esteban, a nurse who died of COVID-19, outside the Severo Ochoa Hospital in Leganes,...more

Healthcare workers wearing protective face masks hold a banner reading: " Always in our memory, Esteban. Rest in Peace" as they attend a tribute for their co-worker Esteban, a nurse who died of COVID-19, outside the Severo Ochoa Hospital in Leganes, Spain, April 13, 2020. REUTERS/Susana Vera
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A makeshift memorial for Li Wenliang, a doctor who issued an early warning about the coronavirus outbreak before it was officially recognized, is seen after Li died of the virus, at an entrance to the Central Hospital of Wuhan in Hubei province, China February 7, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer

A makeshift memorial for Li Wenliang, a doctor who issued an early warning about the coronavirus outbreak before it was officially recognized, is seen after Li died of the virus, at an entrance to the Central Hospital of Wuhan in Hubei province,...more

A makeshift memorial for Li Wenliang, a doctor who issued an early warning about the coronavirus outbreak before it was officially recognized, is seen after Li died of the virus, at an entrance to the Central Hospital of Wuhan in Hubei province, China February 7, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer
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