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U.K. Has World’s Highest COVID-19 Death Rate as Health Workers Report “Exhaustion” and “Trauma”

HeadlineJan 21, 2021

In international news, the United Kingdom now has the highest COVID-19 death rate in the world. On Wednesday, a record 1,820 people died across the U.K. as hospitals report being overwhelmed with patients — and the worst may still be to come. This is Kelly Clarke, an ICU nurse in England’s Royal Derby Hospital.

Kelly Clarke: “We’ve got staff here who are absolutely exhausted and traumatized. A lot of staff are struggling with their mental health. The nurses are coming in and working extremely hard. A lot of them are doing extra shifts.”

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