Rich countries' access to foreign nurses during Omicron raises ethical concerns: International nurses council

Rich countries' access to foreign nurses during Omicron raises ethical concerns: International nurses council

24/1/2022 2:33:00 AM

Rich countries' access to foreign nurses during Omicron raises ethical concerns: International nurses council

GENEVA : The Omicron-fuelled wave of COVID-19 infections has led wealthy countries to intensify their recruitment of nurses from poorer parts of the world, worsening dire staffing shortages in overstretched workforces there, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) said. Sickness, burnout and staff depart

GENEVA : The Omicron-fuelled wave of COVID-19 infections has led wealthy countries to intensify their recruitment of nurses from poorer parts of the world, worsening dire staffing shortages in overstretched workforces there, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) said.

Sickness, burnout and staff departures amid surging Omicron cases have driven absentee rates to levels not yet seen during the two-year pandemic, said Howard Catton, CEO of the Geneva-based group that represents 27 million nurses and 130 national organisations.

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Singapore reports first Omicron-related COVID-19 deathSINGAPORE: Singapore on Saturday (Jan 22) reported its first Omicron-related death, a 92-year-old woman who caught the virus from a family member. The woman was unvaccinated and had no known medical history, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) in a statement. She died on Jan 20, about 10 days after Are you restarting again the daily description of each Covid related death? Really? Even for 90yo death? Treatin Covid 'endemic' huh....

Unvaccinated 92-year-old woman is first Omicron-related death in SingaporeDied from old age lah not omicron. Unvaccinated people die because their don't get the vaccine. When vaccinated people die because of COVID. YOU making human is like a mise so YOU can do whatever YOU want.

92-year-old unvaccinated woman is S'pore's 1st Omicron-related deathThe woman had caught the virus from a family member. Gone too soon 😥 Yes of course when an unvaccinated person dies from Covid, it's always due to covid and not due to some underlying health conditions. Anyone with half a brain would know that even a simply flu or fall may be very detrimental and deadly to the elderly. How many omicron death vaccinated

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