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Life and death in ICUs around the world

A medical staff member treats a patient suffering from the COVID-19 in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), at Scripps Mercy Hospital in Chula Vista, California, May 12, 2020.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

A medical staff member treats a patient suffering from the COVID-19 in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), at Scripps Mercy Hospital in Chula Vista, California, May 12, 2020.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

A medical staff member treats a patient suffering from the COVID-19 in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), at Scripps Mercy Hospital in Chula Vista, California, May 12, 2020.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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A patient suffering from the coronavirus is treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at a field hospital in Guarulhos, Sao Paulo state, Brazil, May 12, 2020.REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

A patient suffering from the coronavirus is treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at a field hospital in Guarulhos, Sao Paulo state, Brazil, May 12, 2020.REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

A patient suffering from the coronavirus is treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at a field hospital in Guarulhos, Sao Paulo state, Brazil, May 12, 2020.REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
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Patients suffering from COVID-19 are treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at a field hospital n Guarulhos, Sao Paulo state, Brazil, May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Patients suffering from COVID-19 are treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at a field hospital n Guarulhos, Sao Paulo state, Brazil, May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Patients suffering from COVID-19 are treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at a field hospital n Guarulhos, Sao Paulo state, Brazil, May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
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Doctor Luciana Souza compares two different chest x-rays of a patient as she talks to a colleague at a field hospital in Guarulhos, Sao Paulo state, Brazil, May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Doctor Luciana Souza compares two different chest x-rays of a patient as she talks to a colleague at a field hospital in Guarulhos, Sao Paulo state, Brazil, May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Doctor Luciana Souza compares two different chest x-rays of a patient as she talks to a colleague at a field hospital in Guarulhos, Sao Paulo state, Brazil, May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
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Protective suits are seen outside the field hospital in Guarulhos, Sao Paulo state, Brazil, May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Protective suits are seen outside the field hospital in Guarulhos, Sao Paulo state, Brazil, May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Protective suits are seen outside the field hospital in Guarulhos, Sao Paulo state, Brazil, May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
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Members of medical staff, wearing protective suits and face masks, do a lung X-ray on a patient suffering from COVID-19 in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at a field hospital in Guarulhos, Sao Paulo state, Brazil, May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Members of medical staff, wearing protective suits and face masks, do a lung X-ray on a patient suffering from COVID-19 in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at a field hospital in Guarulhos, Sao Paulo state, Brazil, May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Members of medical staff, wearing protective suits and face masks, do a lung X-ray on a patient suffering from COVID-19 in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at a field hospital in Guarulhos, Sao Paulo state, Brazil, May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
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Nurse practitioner Anne Marie Martland attends to a COVID-19 patient in the ICU at Scripps Mercy Hospital in Chula Vista, California, May 12, 2020.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Nurse practitioner Anne Marie Martland attends to a COVID-19 patient in the ICU at Scripps Mercy Hospital in Chula Vista, California, May 12, 2020.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Nurse practitioner Anne Marie Martland attends to a COVID-19 patient in the ICU at Scripps Mercy Hospital in Chula Vista, California, May 12, 2020.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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Members of health workers take a break in the ICU for COVID-19 patients at the Robert Ballanger hospital in Aulnay-sous-Bois near Paris during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in France, April 30, 2020. Seine-Saint-Denis, a mainly working class and multiracial suburb, was already lacking doctors and resources before the coronavirus crisis and has seen a bigger spike in mortality than neighbouring Paris. But despite being understaffed, teams at Robert Ballanger hospital reorganized to prioritize emergency health and have worked long hours, giving everything to fight the virus. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Members of health workers take a break in the ICU for COVID-19 patients at the Robert Ballanger hospital in Aulnay-sous-Bois near Paris during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in France, April 30, 2020. Seine-Saint-Denis, a mainly working...more

Members of health workers take a break in the ICU for COVID-19 patients at the Robert Ballanger hospital in Aulnay-sous-Bois near Paris during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in France, April 30, 2020. Seine-Saint-Denis, a mainly working class and multiracial suburb, was already lacking doctors and resources before the coronavirus crisis and has seen a bigger spike in mortality than neighbouring Paris. But despite being understaffed, teams at Robert Ballanger hospital reorganized to prioritize emergency health and have worked long hours, giving everything to fight the virus. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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Clinical staff wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as they care for a patent at the Intensive Care unit at Royal Papworth Hospital, during the coronavirus outbreak, in Cambridge, Britain May 5, 2020. Neil Hall/Pool via REUTERS

Clinical staff wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as they care for a patent at the Intensive Care unit at Royal Papworth Hospital, during the coronavirus outbreak, in Cambridge, Britain May 5, 2020. Neil Hall/Pool via REUTERS

Clinical staff wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as they care for a patent at the Intensive Care unit at Royal Papworth Hospital, during the coronavirus outbreak, in Cambridge, Britain May 5, 2020. Neil Hall/Pool via REUTERS
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A patient suffering from the coronavirus disease is treated in the Intensive Care Unit at the Robert Ballanger hospital in Aulnay-sous-Bois near Paris in France, April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

A patient suffering from the coronavirus disease is treated in the Intensive Care Unit at the Robert Ballanger hospital in Aulnay-sous-Bois near Paris in France, April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

A patient suffering from the coronavirus disease is treated in the Intensive Care Unit at the Robert Ballanger hospital in Aulnay-sous-Bois near Paris in France, April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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Medical workers treat a patient suffering from the coronavirus in the Intensive Care Unit, ECMO Centre at the City Clinical Hospital Number 52 in Moscow, Russia April 28, 2020. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Medical workers treat a patient suffering from the coronavirus in the Intensive Care Unit, ECMO Centre at the City Clinical Hospital Number 52 in Moscow, Russia April 28, 2020. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Medical workers treat a patient suffering from the coronavirus in the Intensive Care Unit, ECMO Centre at the City Clinical Hospital Number 52 in Moscow, Russia April 28, 2020. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Medical workers treat a patient suffering from COVID-19 inside the Intensive Care Unit at the Hospital for Infectious and Tropical Diseases of the Clinical Center of Serbia in Belgrade, Serbia, April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Medical workers treat a patient suffering from COVID-19 inside the Intensive Care Unit at the Hospital for Infectious and Tropical Diseases of the Clinical Center of Serbia in Belgrade, Serbia, April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Medical workers treat a patient suffering from COVID-19 inside the Intensive Care Unit at the Hospital for Infectious and Tropical Diseases of the Clinical Center of Serbia in Belgrade, Serbia, April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
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Medical workers wear protective face masks as they work at the ICU for COVID-19 patients at St. Marianna Medical University Hospital in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo, Japan May 4, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Medical workers wear protective face masks as they work at the ICU for COVID-19 patients at St. Marianna Medical University Hospital in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo, Japan May 4, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Medical workers wear protective face masks as they work at the ICU for COVID-19 patients at St. Marianna Medical University Hospital in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo, Japan May 4, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Doctor Meryem Bouchbika holds a sample tube in the ICU at Prince Moulay Abdellah hospital in Sale, Morocco April 22, 2020. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Doctor Meryem Bouchbika holds a sample tube in the ICU at Prince Moulay Abdellah hospital in Sale, Morocco April 22, 2020. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Doctor Meryem Bouchbika holds a sample tube in the ICU at Prince Moulay Abdellah hospital in Sale, Morocco April 22, 2020. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal
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Goggle marks and bandages are seen on a nurse's face after her shift inside the intensive care unit where patients with COVID-19 are treated at Juarez hospital in Mexico City, Mexico April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

Goggle marks and bandages are seen on a nurse's face after her shift inside the intensive care unit where patients with COVID-19 are treated at Juarez hospital in Mexico City, Mexico April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

Goggle marks and bandages are seen on a nurse's face after her shift inside the intensive care unit where patients with COVID-19 are treated at Juarez hospital in Mexico City, Mexico April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso
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Suparvadee Tantrarattanapong, an ICU nurse who volunteers to work with COVID-19 patients, poses with other nurses before transferring a patient at the King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Suparvadee Tantrarattanapong, an ICU nurse who volunteers to work with COVID-19 patients, poses with other nurses before transferring a patient at the King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Athit...more

Suparvadee Tantrarattanapong, an ICU nurse who volunteers to work with COVID-19 patients, poses with other nurses before transferring a patient at the King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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A medical worker takes care of a patient in the ICU of the La Paz hospital in Madrid, Spain, April 28, 2020. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

A medical worker takes care of a patient in the ICU of the La Paz hospital in Madrid, Spain, April 28, 2020. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

A medical worker takes care of a patient in the ICU of the La Paz hospital in Madrid, Spain, April 28, 2020. REUTERS/Sergio Perez
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A medical worker wearing PPE takes care of a patient in the ICU of the Sotiria hospital during the coronavirus outbreak in Athens, Greece, April 25, 2020. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis

A medical worker wearing PPE takes care of a patient in the ICU of the Sotiria hospital during the coronavirus outbreak in Athens, Greece, April 25, 2020. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis

A medical worker wearing PPE takes care of a patient in the ICU of the Sotiria hospital during the coronavirus outbreak in Athens, Greece, April 25, 2020. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis
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Nurse Ashlee Davis disinfects Leah Silver's personal protective equipment after she left the room of a COVID-19 patient in the COVID ICU at the University of Washington Medical Center - Montlake in Seattle, Washington, April 24, 2020. REUTERS/David Ryder

Nurse Ashlee Davis disinfects Leah Silver's personal protective equipment after she left the room of a COVID-19 patient in the COVID ICU at the University of Washington Medical Center - Montlake in Seattle, Washington, April 24, 2020. REUTERS/David...more

Nurse Ashlee Davis disinfects Leah Silver's personal protective equipment after she left the room of a COVID-19 patient in the COVID ICU at the University of Washington Medical Center - Montlake in Seattle, Washington, April 24, 2020. REUTERS/David Ryder
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Hospital staff do yoga stretches and breathing exercises in the ICU at the Hospital Clinic in Barcelona, Spain, April 23, 2020. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Hospital staff do yoga stretches and breathing exercises in the ICU at the Hospital Clinic in Barcelona, Spain, April 23, 2020. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Hospital staff do yoga stretches and breathing exercises in the ICU at the Hospital Clinic in Barcelona, Spain, April 23, 2020. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
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The video feed on a baby monitor displays the interior of a COVID-19 patient's room in the COVID ICU at the University of Washington Medical Center - Montlake in Seattle, Washington, April 24, 2020. REUTERS/David Ryder

The video feed on a baby monitor displays the interior of a COVID-19 patient's room in the COVID ICU at the University of Washington Medical Center - Montlake in Seattle, Washington, April 24, 2020. REUTERS/David Ryder

The video feed on a baby monitor displays the interior of a COVID-19 patient's room in the COVID ICU at the University of Washington Medical Center - Montlake in Seattle, Washington, April 24, 2020. REUTERS/David Ryder
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COVID-19 patient Theresa B. receives treatment from physician Amanda Shepherd in the COVID ICU at the University of Washington Medical Center - Montlake in Seattle, Washington, April 24, 2020. REUTERS/David Ryder

COVID-19 patient Theresa B. receives treatment from physician Amanda Shepherd in the COVID ICU at the University of Washington Medical Center - Montlake in Seattle, Washington, April 24, 2020. REUTERS/David Ryder

COVID-19 patient Theresa B. receives treatment from physician Amanda Shepherd in the COVID ICU at the University of Washington Medical Center - Montlake in Seattle, Washington, April 24, 2020. REUTERS/David Ryder
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Brandel Janke and Moriah Janke, who are married, wear matching shirts while working together in the COVID ICU at the University of Washington Medical Center - Montlake in Seattle, Washington, April 24, 2020. REUTERS/David Ryder

Brandel Janke and Moriah Janke, who are married, wear matching shirts while working together in the COVID ICU at the University of Washington Medical Center - Montlake in Seattle, Washington, April 24, 2020. REUTERS/David Ryder

Brandel Janke and Moriah Janke, who are married, wear matching shirts while working together in the COVID ICU at the University of Washington Medical Center - Montlake in Seattle, Washington, April 24, 2020. REUTERS/David Ryder
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Paula Johnson, a registered nurse, administers a deep suction tube into the lungs of a COVID-19 positive patient, in the intensive care unit of Roseland Community Hospital on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, April 22, 2020. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Paula Johnson, a registered nurse, administers a deep suction tube into the lungs of a COVID-19 positive patient, in the intensive care unit of Roseland Community Hospital on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, April 22, 2020. REUTERS/Shannon...more

Paula Johnson, a registered nurse, administers a deep suction tube into the lungs of a COVID-19 positive patient, in the intensive care unit of Roseland Community Hospital on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, April 22, 2020. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Medical staff members surround patient Mang Phother, 61, who spent 16 days in the ICU with COVID-19, as he leaves the Clinique de l'Estree private hospital in Stains near Paris, France, April 23, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Medical staff members surround patient Mang Phother, 61, who spent 16 days in the ICU with COVID-19, as he leaves the Clinique de l'Estree private hospital in Stains near Paris, France, April 23, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Medical staff members surround patient Mang Phother, 61, who spent 16 days in the ICU with COVID-19, as he leaves the Clinique de l'Estree private hospital in Stains near Paris, France, April 23, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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Branko Milosevic and his team wave inside the ICU at the Hospital for Infectious and Tropical Diseases of the Clinical Center of Serbia, in Belgrade, Serbia, April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Branko Milosevic and his team wave inside the ICU at the Hospital for Infectious and Tropical Diseases of the Clinical Center of Serbia, in Belgrade, Serbia, April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Branko Milosevic and his team wave inside the ICU at the Hospital for Infectious and Tropical Diseases of the Clinical Center of Serbia, in Belgrade, Serbia, April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
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Hospital staff treat patients suffering from COVID-19 in the ICU at the Hospital Clinic in Barcelona, Spain, April 23, 2020. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Hospital staff treat patients suffering from COVID-19 in the ICU at the Hospital Clinic in Barcelona, Spain, April 23, 2020. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Hospital staff treat patients suffering from COVID-19 in the ICU at the Hospital Clinic in Barcelona, Spain, April 23, 2020. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
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Messages of support are seen on a wall as hospital staff walk past at the Hospital Clinic Barcelona in Spain, April 23, 2020. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Messages of support are seen on a wall as hospital staff walk past at the Hospital Clinic Barcelona in Spain, April 23, 2020. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Messages of support are seen on a wall as hospital staff walk past at the Hospital Clinic Barcelona in Spain, April 23, 2020. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
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Patient Kouyate, 69, practices rehabilitation exercises with physiotherapist Christophe Passot after spending 21 days in the ICU at the Centre Cardiologique du Nord private hospital in Saint-Denis near Paris, France, April 22, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Patient Kouyate, 69, practices rehabilitation exercises with physiotherapist Christophe Passot after spending 21 days in the ICU at the Centre Cardiologique du Nord private hospital in Saint-Denis near Paris, France, April 22, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo...more

Patient Kouyate, 69, practices rehabilitation exercises with physiotherapist Christophe Passot after spending 21 days in the ICU at the Centre Cardiologique du Nord private hospital in Saint-Denis near Paris, France, April 22, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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Doctors talk to each other through a separating window during treatment of a COVID-19 patient in an intensive care unit at Havelhoehe community hospital in Berlin, Germany, April 20, 2020. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Doctors talk to each other through a separating window during treatment of a COVID-19 patient in an intensive care unit at Havelhoehe community hospital in Berlin, Germany, April 20, 2020. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Doctors talk to each other through a separating window during treatment of a COVID-19 patient in an intensive care unit at Havelhoehe community hospital in Berlin, Germany, April 20, 2020. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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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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Medical personnel jump in the COVID-19 unit at the CHR Centre Hospitalier Regional de la Citadelle Hospital in Liege, Belgium, April 22, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Medical personnel jump in the COVID-19 unit at the CHR Centre Hospitalier Regional de la Citadelle Hospital in Liege, Belgium, April 22, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Medical personnel jump in the COVID-19 unit at the CHR Centre Hospitalier Regional de la Citadelle Hospital in Liege, Belgium, April 22, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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Nurse Samantha Poirier, 28, checks an artificial respirator as she treats a patient suffering from COVID-19 in the ICU at the Clinique de l'Estree private hospital in Stains near Paris, France, April 20, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Nurse Samantha Poirier, 28, checks an artificial respirator as she treats a patient suffering from COVID-19 in the ICU at the Clinique de l'Estree private hospital in Stains near Paris, France, April 20, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Nurse Samantha Poirier, 28, checks an artificial respirator as she treats a patient suffering from COVID-19 in the ICU at the Clinique de l'Estree private hospital in Stains near Paris, France, April 20, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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Patient Mang Phother, 61, practices respiratory rehabilitation exercises in the ICU at the Clinique de l'Estree private hospital in Stains near Paris, France, April 20, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Patient Mang Phother, 61, practices respiratory rehabilitation exercises in the ICU at the Clinique de l'Estree private hospital in Stains near Paris, France, April 20, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Patient Mang Phother, 61, practices respiratory rehabilitation exercises in the ICU at the Clinique de l'Estree private hospital in Stains near Paris, France, April 20, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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Doctor Katharina Franz and paramedic Andreas Hankel, of the rescue helicopter "Christoph Giessen", resuscitate  a patient during preparations for his transport in the special isolation chamber "IsoArk", for highly infectious coronavirus disease patients, from a clinic in Hanau, Germany, April 16, 2020. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Doctor Katharina Franz and paramedic Andreas Hankel, of the rescue helicopter "Christoph Giessen", resuscitate a patient during preparations for his transport in the special isolation chamber "IsoArk", for highly infectious coronavirus disease...more

Doctor Katharina Franz and paramedic Andreas Hankel, of the rescue helicopter "Christoph Giessen", resuscitate a patient during preparations for his transport in the special isolation chamber "IsoArk", for highly infectious coronavirus disease patients, from a clinic in Hanau, Germany, April 16, 2020. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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A COVID-19 patient who has recovered wipes away tears as he's cheered on by hospital staff while walking out of the intensive care unit in Suresnes, France April 14, 2020. Hopital Foch via REUTERS

A COVID-19 patient who has recovered wipes away tears as he's cheered on by hospital staff while walking out of the intensive care unit in Suresnes, France April 14, 2020. Hopital Foch via REUTERS

A COVID-19 patient who has recovered wipes away tears as he's cheered on by hospital staff while walking out of the intensive care unit in Suresnes, France April 14, 2020. Hopital Foch via REUTERS
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A patient undergoes rehabilitation in an ICU for COVID-19 patients at the Clinique de l'Orangerie private hospital in Strasbourg, France April 17, 2020. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

A patient undergoes rehabilitation in an ICU for COVID-19 patients at the Clinique de l'Orangerie private hospital in Strasbourg, France April 17, 2020. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

A patient undergoes rehabilitation in an ICU for COVID-19 patients at the Clinique de l'Orangerie private hospital in Strasbourg, France April 17, 2020. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
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A member of the medical personnel works as COVID-19 patients are treated at the intensive care unit at CHIREC Delta Hospital in Brussels, Belgium, April 18, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman

A member of the medical personnel works as COVID-19 patients are treated at the intensive care unit at CHIREC Delta Hospital in Brussels, Belgium, April 18, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman

A member of the medical personnel works as COVID-19 patients are treated at the intensive care unit at CHIREC Delta Hospital in Brussels, Belgium, April 18, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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Medical workers disinfect the bag containing the body of a patient who died from coronavirus at the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Sotiria hospital in Athens, Greece, April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis

Medical workers disinfect the bag containing the body of a patient who died from coronavirus at the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Sotiria hospital in Athens, Greece, April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis

Medical workers disinfect the bag containing the body of a patient who died from coronavirus at the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Sotiria hospital in Athens, Greece, April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis
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Medical workers take care of a patient at the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Sotiria hospital in Athens, Greece, April 6, 2020. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis    

Medical workers take care of a patient at the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Sotiria hospital in Athens, Greece, April 6, 2020. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis    

Medical workers take care of a patient at the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Sotiria hospital in Athens, Greece, April 6, 2020. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis    
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Nurse Dilara Fahrioglu's goggles are fogged up after taking care of a patient at an intensive care unit of the Medicana International Hospital in Istanbul, Turkey, April 14, 2020. REUTERS/Umit Bektas    

Nurse Dilara Fahrioglu's goggles are fogged up after taking care of a patient at an intensive care unit of the Medicana International Hospital in Istanbul, Turkey, April 14, 2020. REUTERS/Umit Bektas    

Nurse Dilara Fahrioglu's goggles are fogged up after taking care of a patient at an intensive care unit of the Medicana International Hospital in Istanbul, Turkey, April 14, 2020. REUTERS/Umit Bektas    
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Health workers help a patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the ICU of the field hospital Municipal Gilberto Novaes in Manaus, Brazil April 14, 2020. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

Health workers help a patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the ICU of the field hospital Municipal Gilberto Novaes in Manaus, Brazil April 14, 2020. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

Health workers help a patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the ICU of the field hospital Municipal Gilberto Novaes in Manaus, Brazil April 14, 2020. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
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A medical staff member rests leaning against a wall in an intensive care unit at the Santa Maria hospital in Lisbon, Portugal April 9, 2020. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

A medical staff member rests leaning against a wall in an intensive care unit at the Santa Maria hospital in Lisbon, Portugal April 9, 2020. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

A medical staff member rests leaning against a wall in an intensive care unit at the Santa Maria hospital in Lisbon, Portugal April 9, 2020. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante
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A medical staff member is seen next to a patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the intensive care unit at the Circolo hospital in Varese, Italy April 9, 2020. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

A medical staff member is seen next to a patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the intensive care unit at the Circolo hospital in Varese, Italy April 9, 2020. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

A medical staff member is seen next to a patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the intensive care unit at the Circolo hospital in Varese, Italy April 9, 2020. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo
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A patient suffering from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is treated in an intensive care unit at the Franco-Britannique hospital in Levallois-Perret near Paris, France, April 15, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

A patient suffering from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is treated in an intensive care unit at the Franco-Britannique hospital in Levallois-Perret near Paris, France, April 15, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

A patient suffering from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is treated in an intensive care unit at the Franco-Britannique hospital in Levallois-Perret near Paris, France, April 15, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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A pulse oximeter is placed on the hand of a patient at the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Sotiria hospital in Athens, Greece, April 7, 2020. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis

A pulse oximeter is placed on the hand of a patient at the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Sotiria hospital in Athens, Greece, April 7, 2020. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis

A pulse oximeter is placed on the hand of a patient at the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Sotiria hospital in Athens, Greece, April 7, 2020. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis
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A drawing made by a nurse is seen at a door in an intensive care unit at the Santa Maria hospital in Lisbon, Portugal April 9, 2020. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

A drawing made by a nurse is seen at a door in an intensive care unit at the Santa Maria hospital in Lisbon, Portugal April 9, 2020. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

A drawing made by a nurse is seen at a door in an intensive care unit at the Santa Maria hospital in Lisbon, Portugal April 9, 2020. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante
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Medical staff members wearing protective gear show their hands with the words written on gloves "Ce la faremo" ("We'll make it") written on them at the Circolo hospital in Varese, Italy April 9, 2020. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

Medical staff members wearing protective gear show their hands with the words written on gloves "Ce la faremo" ("We'll make it") written on them at the Circolo hospital in Varese, Italy April 9, 2020. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

Medical staff members wearing protective gear show their hands with the words written on gloves "Ce la faremo" ("We'll make it") written on them at the Circolo hospital in Varese, Italy April 9, 2020. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo
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A member of the medical staff is marked as he prepares to enter the COVID-19 unit at San Filippo Neri hospital in Rome, Italy April 9, 2020. REUTERS/Alberto Lingria

A member of the medical staff is marked as he prepares to enter the COVID-19 unit at San Filippo Neri hospital in Rome, Italy April 9, 2020. REUTERS/Alberto Lingria

A member of the medical staff is marked as he prepares to enter the COVID-19 unit at San Filippo Neri hospital in Rome, Italy April 9, 2020. REUTERS/Alberto Lingria
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Medical staff, wearing protective face masks, work at the intensive care unit at the Institut Mutualiste Montsouris (IMM) hospital in Paris, France, April 6, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Medical staff, wearing protective face masks, work at the intensive care unit at the Institut Mutualiste Montsouris (IMM) hospital in Paris, France, April 6, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Medical staff, wearing protective face masks, work at the intensive care unit at the Institut Mutualiste Montsouris (IMM) hospital in Paris, France, April 6, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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A placard reading "I inform you that our first intubated Covid patient came out today. Yes, everyone's effort is rewarded" is seen at the intensive care unit for COVID-19 patients at the Institut Mutualiste Montsouris (IMM) hospital in Paris, France, April 6, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

A placard reading "I inform you that our first intubated Covid patient came out today. Yes, everyone's effort is rewarded" is seen at the intensive care unit for COVID-19 patients at the Institut Mutualiste Montsouris (IMM) hospital in Paris, France,...more

A placard reading "I inform you that our first intubated Covid patient came out today. Yes, everyone's effort is rewarded" is seen at the intensive care unit for COVID-19 patients at the Institut Mutualiste Montsouris (IMM) hospital in Paris, France, April 6, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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A member of the medical staff takes a lung X-ray of a patient suffering from COVID-19 at the intensive care unit at the Institut Mutualiste Montsouris (IMM) hospital in Paris, France, April 6, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

A member of the medical staff takes a lung X-ray of a patient suffering from COVID-19 at the intensive care unit at the Institut Mutualiste Montsouris (IMM) hospital in Paris, France, April 6, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

A member of the medical staff takes a lung X-ray of a patient suffering from COVID-19 at the intensive care unit at the Institut Mutualiste Montsouris (IMM) hospital in Paris, France, April 6, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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A patient suffering from COVID-19 wears a full-face Easybreath snorkelling mask given by sport chain Decathlon and turned into a ventilator at the intensive care unit at Ambroise Pare clinic in Neuilly-sur-Seine near Paris, France, April 1, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

A patient suffering from COVID-19 wears a full-face Easybreath snorkelling mask given by sport chain Decathlon and turned into a ventilator at the intensive care unit at Ambroise Pare clinic in Neuilly-sur-Seine near Paris, France, April 1, 2020....more

A patient suffering from COVID-19 wears a full-face Easybreath snorkelling mask given by sport chain Decathlon and turned into a ventilator at the intensive care unit at Ambroise Pare clinic in Neuilly-sur-Seine near Paris, France, April 1, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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Medical staff, wearing protective suits and face masks, work at the intensive care unit for COVID-19 patients at Ambroise Pare clinic in Neuilly-sur-Seine near Paris, France, April 1, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Medical staff, wearing protective suits and face masks, work at the intensive care unit for COVID-19 patients at Ambroise Pare clinic in Neuilly-sur-Seine near Paris, France, April 1, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Medical staff, wearing protective suits and face masks, work at the intensive care unit for COVID-19 patients at Ambroise Pare clinic in Neuilly-sur-Seine near Paris, France, April 1, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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A patient suffering from COVID-19 is treated at the intensive care unit at Erasme Hospital in Brussels, Belgium, March 30, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman

A patient suffering from COVID-19 is treated at the intensive care unit at Erasme Hospital in Brussels, Belgium, March 30, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman

A patient suffering from COVID-19 is treated at the intensive care unit at Erasme Hospital in Brussels, Belgium, March 30, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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Members of the medical staff in protective suits treat COVID-19 patients in an intensive care unit at the San Raffaele hospital in Milan, Italy, March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

Members of the medical staff in protective suits treat COVID-19 patients in an intensive care unit at the San Raffaele hospital in Milan, Italy, March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

Members of the medical staff in protective suits treat COVID-19 patients in an intensive care unit at the San Raffaele hospital in Milan, Italy, March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo
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A patient suffering from COVID-19 is treated at the intensive care unit at Erasme Hospital in Brussels, Belgium, March 30, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman

A patient suffering from COVID-19 is treated at the intensive care unit at Erasme Hospital in Brussels, Belgium, March 30, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman

A patient suffering from COVID-19 is treated at the intensive care unit at Erasme Hospital in Brussels, Belgium, March 30, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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A COVID-19 patient is seen in an intensive care unit at the San Raffaele hospital in Milan, Italy, March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

A COVID-19 patient is seen in an intensive care unit at the San Raffaele hospital in Milan, Italy, March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

A COVID-19 patient is seen in an intensive care unit at the San Raffaele hospital in Milan, Italy, March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo
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A member of the medical personnel gestures as patients suffering from COVID-19 are treated at the intensive care unit at MontLegia CHC clinic in Liege, Belgium, March 26, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman

A member of the medical personnel gestures as patients suffering from COVID-19 are treated at the intensive care unit at MontLegia CHC clinic in Liege, Belgium, March 26, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman

A member of the medical personnel gestures as patients suffering from COVID-19 are treated at the intensive care unit at MontLegia CHC clinic in Liege, Belgium, March 26, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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Multiple members of the medical staff in protective suits are needed to move an 18-year-old COVID-19 patient at the San Raffaele hospital in Milan, Italy, March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

Multiple members of the medical staff in protective suits are needed to move an 18-year-old COVID-19 patient at the San Raffaele hospital in Milan, Italy, March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

Multiple members of the medical staff in protective suits are needed to move an 18-year-old COVID-19 patient at the San Raffaele hospital in Milan, Italy, March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo
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Medical workers in protective suits treat a COVID-19 patient in an intensive care unit at the Casalpalocco hospital, a hospital in Rome, Italy, March 24, 2020. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

Medical workers in protective suits treat a COVID-19 patient in an intensive care unit at the Casalpalocco hospital, a hospital in Rome, Italy, March 24, 2020. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

Medical workers in protective suits treat a COVID-19 patient in an intensive care unit at the Casalpalocco hospital, a hospital in Rome, Italy, March 24, 2020. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane
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Medical workers in protective suits treat a COVID-19 patient at the Casalpalocco hospital, a hospital in Rome, Italy, March 24, 2020. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

Medical workers in protective suits treat a COVID-19 patient at the Casalpalocco hospital, a hospital in Rome, Italy, March 24, 2020. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

Medical workers in protective suits treat a COVID-19 patient at the Casalpalocco hospital, a hospital in Rome, Italy, March 24, 2020. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane
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A COVID-19 patient is seen in an intensive care unit at the Oglio Po hospital in Cremona, Italy March 19, 2020. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

A COVID-19 patient is seen in an intensive care unit at the Oglio Po hospital in Cremona, Italy March 19, 2020. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

A COVID-19 patient is seen in an intensive care unit at the Oglio Po hospital in Cremona, Italy March 19, 2020. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo
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Messages are pictured on the happiness board in the intensive care unit (ICU) in a hospital in Payerne, Switzerland, April 6, 2020. Laurent Gillieron/Pool via REUTERS

Messages are pictured on the happiness board in the intensive care unit (ICU) in a hospital in Payerne, Switzerland, April 6, 2020. Laurent Gillieron/Pool via REUTERS

Messages are pictured on the happiness board in the intensive care unit (ICU) in a hospital in Payerne, Switzerland, April 6, 2020. Laurent Gillieron/Pool via REUTERS
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Nurses eat lunch as they take a short break while taking care of COVID-19 patients at an intensive care unit of the Medicana International Hospital in Istanbul, Turkey, April 14, 2020. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Nurses eat lunch as they take a short break while taking care of COVID-19 patients at an intensive care unit of the Medicana International Hospital in Istanbul, Turkey, April 14, 2020. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Nurses eat lunch as they take a short break while taking care of COVID-19 patients at an intensive care unit of the Medicana International Hospital in Istanbul, Turkey, April 14, 2020. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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