Hundreds of health workers attacked amid pandemic

From Nigeria to Mexico, health care workers and facilities have come under attack. A new report by Insecurity Insight and the University of California, Berkeley’s Human Rights Center identified about 400 attacks linked to COVID-19 last year. (March 2)

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- The family went violent, and they started beating the nurses on duty. Four of them on duty. Two were able to-- they managed to escape. But the other two were unlucky.

ROHINI HAAR: There were a lot of phase one attacks, where people were afraid of getting COVID from health workers. And there's actually been a lot of phase two attacks, where there is frustration about treatment or not getting treatment, about the stigma of being diagnosed.

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JEONG KIM: We do want to highlight that attacks on health care are occurring, and they are actually impeding access to health care for the affected population in a situation, where they would need it the most.

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