‘Workers’ Paradise’ Is Patients’ Purgatory

In the so-called “Workers’ Paradise” of Venezuela, COVID-19 patients are left to source their care privately or buy their own supplies to use in public hospitals—barriers to care that leave “untold numbers” to die.
While the very rich seek out private hospitals at some $2,000 a day, families with some means are draining their bank accounts buy oxygen tanks, IV drips, and hire medical staff to treat them in their own homes.
Belinda Fuentes—a 44-year old fitness instructor in New York—drained her life savings to help her family pay for care.
 “If you don’t have money, you don’t have a chance,” she said.
The Washington Post

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