Pandemic Brings More Death Threats

A Mexican health worker beaten at a bus stop. A Yemeni doctor threatened for not having a ventilator available. In Afghanistan, quarantined patients attack hospital staff in an effort to escape.
Amid COVID-19, death threats and violence are part of health workers’ daily rounds.
Since January, globally there have been 400+ reported incidents of COVID-19-related attacks on health care, according to Insecurity Insight—and that is surely an undercount.
In Yemen, where relentless fighting adds to the dangers for health workers, pulling out a gun is not uncommon. "Handguns, machine guns, automatic weapons — they are very widespread," says Rayan Koteiche of Physicians for Human Rights.
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