S. Africa’s exhausted paramedics on the coronavirus front line

Port Elizabeth, South Africa (AFP) July 16, 2020
A loud beep rang through an ambulance dispatch room in Port Elizabeth, as yet another caller in one of South Africa’s coronavirus hotspots begged for help for shortness of breath. “A minimum of 70 percent of our work in the past two weeks has been COVID-related,” said Dave Gardner, head of Gardmed, the largest ambulance company in Eastern Cape province. Ambulance services in the badly-hi

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