Health workers around the world share stories from the front lines as deaths surpass 1 million

The Covid-19 pandemic that swept rapidly around the world over the last nine months didn’t hit all countries or health systems equally. 

Medical workers — some laboring in challenging conditions and without enough personal protective equipment  — said they’ve done their best to save as many patients as possible. Still, the death toll continues to rise. 

More than 1 million people — likely many more, given inadequate reporting in some regions — have now died from Covid-19. The virus, which first appeared in Wuhan, China, has spread to most countries around the world. Some of the worst outbreaks materialized in both hemispheres, as far afield as Brazil, the U.S., and Italy. 

Even in wealthier countries with advanced health systems, such as the United Kingdom and the United States, health-care workers are nearly 12 times more likely to test positive for the virus than the general population, studies have shown.

Those

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The Next Front Line of the Coronavirus Pandemic is Food Insecurity

Photo credit: Arturo Olmos
Photo credit: Arturo Olmos

From Esquire

It’s been nearly a year since the virus that changed everything arrived in America, and we’re starting to grasp the impact the coronavirus will have on our bodies and our communities. Before the pandemic, more than 37 million people lived in households that couldn’t afford or didn’t have access to proper amounts of nutritious food. (Keep in mind that households with children, too, are more likely to struggle with food insecurity.) Even if the number was the lowest we’ve seen since the Great Recession, it’s still a horrifying amount that experts believe will grow by as many as 17 million this year due to increasing unemployment rates.

Photo credit: Arturo Olmos
Photo credit: Arturo Olmos

With food insecurity quickly becoming the next frontline of the coronavirus pandemic, food banks and pantries in the United States are now under increased pressure, working to feed as many people (many of

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