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Life and death in COVID units around the world

A medical worker at the CHU de Liege hospital looks through a door as they treat patients suffering from the coronavirus, in Liege, Belgium October 27, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman

A medical worker at the CHU de Liege hospital looks through a door as they treat patients suffering from the coronavirus, in Liege, Belgium October 27, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman

A medical worker at the CHU de Liege hospital looks through a door as they treat patients suffering from the coronavirus, in Liege, Belgium October 27, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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Hospital staff treat a patient suffering from the coronavirus in the acute care unit of the University Hospital (HUG) as Switzerland enters a second wave of the disease in Geneva, Switzerland, October 27, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Hospital staff treat a patient suffering from the coronavirus in the acute care unit of the University Hospital (HUG) as Switzerland enters a second wave of the disease in Geneva, Switzerland, October 27, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Hospital staff treat a patient suffering from the coronavirus in the acute care unit of the University Hospital (HUG) as Switzerland enters a second wave of the disease in Geneva, Switzerland, October 27, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
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Doctor Henri Faure and medical colleagues treat a patient suffering from the coronavirus disease in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Robert Ballanger hospital in Aulnay-sous-Bois near Paris, France, October 26, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Doctor Henri Faure and medical colleagues treat a patient suffering from the coronavirus disease in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Robert Ballanger hospital in Aulnay-sous-Bois near Paris, France, October 26, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Doctor Henri Faure and medical colleagues treat a patient suffering from the coronavirus disease in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Robert Ballanger hospital in Aulnay-sous-Bois near Paris, France, October 26, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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A hospital staffer treats a patient suffering from the coronavirus in the acute care unit of the University Hospital (HUG) in Geneva, Switzerland, October 27, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

A hospital staffer treats a patient suffering from the coronavirus in the acute care unit of the University Hospital (HUG) in Geneva, Switzerland, October 27, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

A hospital staffer treats a patient suffering from the coronavirus in the acute care unit of the University Hospital (HUG) in Geneva, Switzerland, October 27, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
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Doctor Henri Faure supervises his colleagues as they treat a patient suffering from the coronavirus in the ICU at the Robert Ballanger hospital in Aulnay-sous-Bois near Paris during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in France, October 26, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Doctor Henri Faure supervises his colleagues as they treat a patient suffering from the coronavirus in the ICU at the Robert Ballanger hospital in Aulnay-sous-Bois near Paris during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in France, October 26, 2020....more

Doctor Henri Faure supervises his colleagues as they treat a patient suffering from the coronavirus in the ICU at the Robert Ballanger hospital in Aulnay-sous-Bois near Paris during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in France, October 26, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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Members of the medical personnel receive a patient suffering from the coronavirus who arrived in an ambulance at the CHU de Liege hospital, in Liege, Belgium October 27, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Members of the medical personnel receive a patient suffering from the coronavirus who arrived in an ambulance at the CHU de Liege hospital, in Liege, Belgium October 27, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Members of the medical personnel receive a patient suffering from the coronavirus who arrived in an ambulance at the CHU de Liege hospital, in Liege, Belgium October 27, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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A member of the medical staff holds the hand of a patient suffering from the coronavirus at the ICU of the Slany Hospital in Slany, Czech Republic, October 13, 2020. REUTERS/David W Cerny

A member of the medical staff holds the hand of a patient suffering from the coronavirus at the ICU of the Slany Hospital in Slany, Czech Republic, October 13, 2020. REUTERS/David W Cerny

A member of the medical staff holds the hand of a patient suffering from the coronavirus at the ICU of the Slany Hospital in Slany, Czech Republic, October 13, 2020. REUTERS/David W Cerny
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A medical worker works in a medical unit at the Clinique de l'Estree - ELSAN private hospital in Stains where patients suffering from the coronavirus are treated, France, October 14, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

A medical worker works in a medical unit at the Clinique de l'Estree - ELSAN private hospital in Stains where patients suffering from the coronavirus are treated, France, October 14, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

A medical worker works in a medical unit at the Clinique de l'Estree - ELSAN private hospital in Stains where patients suffering from the coronavirus are treated, France, October 14, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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A patient suffering from the coronavirus is treated in the ICU at the Robert Ballanger hospital in Aulnay-sous-Bois near Paris, France, October 26, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

A patient suffering from the coronavirus is treated in the ICU at the Robert Ballanger hospital in Aulnay-sous-Bois near Paris, France, October 26, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

A patient suffering from the coronavirus is treated in the ICU at the Robert Ballanger hospital in Aulnay-sous-Bois near Paris, France, October 26, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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A patient suffering from the coronavirus is seen in an ICU of a hospital on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina October 16, 2020. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian

A patient suffering from the coronavirus is seen in an ICU of a hospital on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina October 16, 2020. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian

A patient suffering from the coronavirus is seen in an ICU of a hospital on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina October 16, 2020. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian
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A patient suffering from the coronavirus is treated in the ICU at the Robert Ballanger hospital in Aulnay-sous-Bois near Paris during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in France, October 26, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

A patient suffering from the coronavirus is treated in the ICU at the Robert Ballanger hospital in Aulnay-sous-Bois near Paris during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in France, October 26, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

A patient suffering from the coronavirus is treated in the ICU at the Robert Ballanger hospital in Aulnay-sous-Bois near Paris during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in France, October 26, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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A medical worker prepares aboard a trauma helicopter transferring a patient infected with the coronavirus from the Flevo Hospital to Germany, where hospitals are helping by taking over Dutch coronavirus patients as the number of hospital admissions continues to rise, in Almere, Netherlands October 23, 2020, REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw

A medical worker prepares aboard a trauma helicopter transferring a patient infected with the coronavirus from the Flevo Hospital to Germany, where hospitals are helping by taking over Dutch coronavirus patients as the number of hospital admissions...more

A medical worker prepares aboard a trauma helicopter transferring a patient infected with the coronavirus from the Flevo Hospital to Germany, where hospitals are helping by taking over Dutch coronavirus patients as the number of hospital admissions continues to rise, in Almere, Netherlands October 23, 2020, REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw
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Medical personnel treat a patient suffering from the coronavirus at the CHR Centre Hospitalier Regional de la Citadelle hospital, in Liege, Belgium October 20, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Medical personnel treat a patient suffering from the coronavirus at the CHR Centre Hospitalier Regional de la Citadelle hospital, in Liege, Belgium October 20, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Medical personnel treat a patient suffering from the coronavirus at the CHR Centre Hospitalier Regional de la Citadelle hospital, in Liege, Belgium October 20, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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Medical personnel treat a patient suffering from the coronavirus in the intensive care unit at the CHIREC Braine l'Alleud-Waterloo hospital, in Braine l'Alleud, Belgium, October 23, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Medical personnel treat a patient suffering from the coronavirus in the intensive care unit at the CHIREC Braine l'Alleud-Waterloo hospital, in Braine l'Alleud, Belgium, October 23, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Medical personnel treat a patient suffering from the coronavirus in the intensive care unit at the CHIREC Braine l'Alleud-Waterloo hospital, in Braine l'Alleud, Belgium, October 23, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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A patient suffering from the coronavirus is treated in the ICU at the Robert Ballanger hospital in Aulnay-sous-Bois near Paris during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in France, October 26, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

A patient suffering from the coronavirus is treated in the ICU at the Robert Ballanger hospital in Aulnay-sous-Bois near Paris during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in France, October 26, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

A patient suffering from the coronavirus is treated in the ICU at the Robert Ballanger hospital in Aulnay-sous-Bois near Paris during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in France, October 26, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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Physiotherapist Adrien adjusts his protective suit as he prepares to treat a patient suffering from the coronavirus in the ICU at the Robert Ballanger hospital in Aulnay-sous-Bois near Paris during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in France, October 26, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Physiotherapist Adrien adjusts his protective suit as he prepares to treat a patient suffering from the coronavirus in the ICU at the Robert Ballanger hospital in Aulnay-sous-Bois near Paris during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in France,...more

Physiotherapist Adrien adjusts his protective suit as he prepares to treat a patient suffering from the coronavirus in the ICU at the Robert Ballanger hospital in Aulnay-sous-Bois near Paris during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in France, October 26, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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Medical staff treat a patient suffering from the coronavirus at the ICU of the Slany Hospital in Slany, Czech Republic, October 13, 2020. REUTERS/David W Cerny

Medical staff treat a patient suffering from the coronavirus at the ICU of the Slany Hospital in Slany, Czech Republic, October 13, 2020. REUTERS/David W Cerny

Medical staff treat a patient suffering from the coronavirus at the ICU of the Slany Hospital in Slany, Czech Republic, October 13, 2020. REUTERS/David W Cerny
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Doctors treat a patient suffering from the coronavirus in the ICU at the Robert Ballanger hospital in Aulnay-sous-Bois near Paris during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in France, October 26, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Doctors treat a patient suffering from the coronavirus in the ICU at the Robert Ballanger hospital in Aulnay-sous-Bois near Paris during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in France, October 26, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Doctors treat a patient suffering from the coronavirus in the ICU at the Robert Ballanger hospital in Aulnay-sous-Bois near Paris during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in France, October 26, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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A medical worker works in a medicine unit at the Clinique de l'Estree - ELSAN private hospital in Stains where patients suffering from the coronavirus are treated, France, October 14, 2020.  REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

A medical worker works in a medicine unit at the Clinique de l'Estree - ELSAN private hospital in Stains where patients suffering from the coronavirus are treated, France, October 14, 2020.  REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

A medical worker works in a medicine unit at the Clinique de l'Estree - ELSAN private hospital in Stains where patients suffering from the coronavirus are treated, France, October 14, 2020.  REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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A medical worker, wearing a protective mask and a protective suit, works in a medicine unit at the Clinique de l'Estree - ELSAN private hospital in Stains where patients suffering from the coronavirus are treated, France, October 14, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

A medical worker, wearing a protective mask and a protective suit, works in a medicine unit at the Clinique de l'Estree - ELSAN private hospital in Stains where patients suffering from the coronavirus are treated, France, October 14, 2020....more

A medical worker, wearing a protective mask and a protective suit, works in a medicine unit at the Clinique de l'Estree - ELSAN private hospital in Stains where patients suffering from the coronavirus are treated, France, October 14, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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A medical worker treats a patient suffering from the coronavirus in the intensive care unit at the CHIREC Braine l'Alleud-Waterloo hospital, in Braine l'Alleud, Belgium, October 23, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman

A medical worker treats a patient suffering from the coronavirus in the intensive care unit at the CHIREC Braine l'Alleud-Waterloo hospital, in Braine l'Alleud, Belgium, October 23, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman

A medical worker treats a patient suffering from the coronavirus in the intensive care unit at the CHIREC Braine l'Alleud-Waterloo hospital, in Braine l'Alleud, Belgium, October 23, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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A doctor, wearing a protective mask and a protective suit, works in the ICU  where patients suffering from the coronavirus are treated at the Bethune-Beuvry hospital in Beuvry, France, October 16, 2020. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

A doctor, wearing a protective mask and a protective suit, works in the ICU  where patients suffering from the coronavirus are treated at the Bethune-Beuvry hospital in Beuvry, France, October 16, 2020. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

A doctor, wearing a protective mask and a protective suit, works in the ICU  where patients suffering from the coronavirus are treated at the Bethune-Beuvry hospital in Beuvry, France, October 16, 2020. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
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A doctor, wearing a protective mask and a protective suit, works in an ICU where patients suffering from the coronavirus are treated at the Bethune-Beuvry hospital in Beuvry, France, October 16, 2020. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

A doctor, wearing a protective mask and a protective suit, works in an ICU where patients suffering from the coronavirus are treated at the Bethune-Beuvry hospital in Beuvry, France, October 16, 2020. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

A doctor, wearing a protective mask and a protective suit, works in an ICU where patients suffering from the coronavirus are treated at the Bethune-Beuvry hospital in Beuvry, France, October 16, 2020. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
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A medical worker prepares for a procedure with a patient in the ICU of the City Clinical Hospital Number 52, in Moscow, Russia October 8, 2020. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo

A medical worker prepares for a procedure with a patient in the ICU of the City Clinical Hospital Number 52, in Moscow, Russia October 8, 2020. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo

A medical worker prepares for a procedure with a patient in the ICU of the City Clinical Hospital Number 52, in Moscow, Russia October 8, 2020. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo
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A patient suffering from the coronavirus is seen in an intensive care unit of a hospital, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina October 16, 2020. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian

A patient suffering from the coronavirus is seen in an intensive care unit of a hospital, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina October 16, 2020. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian

A patient suffering from the coronavirus is seen in an intensive care unit of a hospital, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina October 16, 2020. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian
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A patient suffering from the coronavirus is seen in an intensive care unit of a hospital on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina October 16, 2020. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian

A patient suffering from the coronavirus is seen in an intensive care unit of a hospital on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina October 16, 2020. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian

A patient suffering from the coronavirus is seen in an intensive care unit of a hospital on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina October 16, 2020. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian
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Medical workers take care of a patient infected with COVID-19 in the ICU of the Infanta Sofia University hospital in San Sebastian de los Reyes, outside Madrid, Spain October 14, 2020. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Medical workers take care of a patient infected with COVID-19 in the ICU of the Infanta Sofia University hospital in San Sebastian de los Reyes, outside Madrid, Spain October 14, 2020. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Medical workers take care of a patient infected with COVID-19 in the ICU of the Infanta Sofia University hospital in San Sebastian de los Reyes, outside Madrid, Spain October 14, 2020. REUTERS/Sergio Perez
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