Adriana Schwartz



After the distressing and eventful last two years (2020-2021) of the COVID-19 epidemic, the statistics show scandalous figures that are difficult to tolerate. The most recent estimates from the WHO (World Health Organization) “show that the full death toll associated directly or indirectly with the COVID-19 pandemic between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2021 was approximately 14.9 million (range 13.3 million to 16.6 million).” Deaths directly caused by COVID-19 are estimated at 5.42 million, a figure already included in the 14.9 million deaths. Men were the most affected (57%), while the percentage of women was 43%. COVID was mainly raging with older adults. The epidemic was most widespread in lower-middle income countries (53%).

Added to these terrifying figures are the millions of people who, being infected by COVID-19, collapsed health care systems. Collapse that produced extraordinarily huge work for all health personnel as a whole.


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