When COVID Is the Least of Your Worries

“Here, you can die for a million other reasons before COVID-19.”
 
In Syria, 9 years of relentless conflict that have made the virus almost impossible to track or contain.

  • Thousands of cases are likely spread across government-held areas.
  • 70% of the country’s medical professionals have left the country since fighting began
  • Hospital bed capacity is a third of international standards. 

Plus: The ever-presence of government security forces deter many from seeking medical care and make it dangerous to criticize response efforts.
 
Al Jazeera

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