Health services in Brazil, Mexico and Paraguay are dangerously stretched as a second wave buffets a region where the first never ended
As the coronavirus epidemic hammered Rio earlier this year, frontline doctor Clarisse Bressan recalls fleeing to her hospital’s toilet to shed surreptitious tears of exhaustion and fear.
“I lost a colleague who was my resident, someone younger than me, a newlywed,” said the 43-year-old tropical medicine specialist. “It’s a disaster – just unimaginable, a nightmare.”
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