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Healthcare workers have been on the front lines of the global effort to care for patients with COVID-19 for 1 long year, while putting themselves at risk for infection. Since April 2020, when Medscape began commemorating healthcare workers from around the world who have died of COVID-19, we have added more than 3000 names to our page dedicated to their memory.
We started this effort to recognize and remember all people involved in caring for patients who have died of COVID-19 — physicians, nurses, assistants, technicians, orderlies, administrators, volunteers, drivers, porters, EMTs, firefighters, and more, fresh on the job or retired. We have also included names of people who did not die from COVID-19, but whose deaths were clearly related to the stress and demands of the pandemic.
We continue to update the list with submissions received through this form, when we can verify the information about the person and their death related to COVID-19. To all who have submitted the names of colleagues, friends, and family members, we thank you for helping us remember them, and we mourn your loss.
As of March 11, the anniversary of the day the World Health Organization declared the spread of COVID-19 a "pandemic," the memorial list includes more than 3030 names of people from 90 countries. The youngest is 20, the oldest 99.
They will not be forgotten.
Ellie Kincaid is Medscape's associate managing editor. She has previously written about healthcare for Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, and Nature Medicine. She can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and on Twitter @ellie_kincaid.
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Cite this: Ellie Kincaid. One Year Into the Pandemic, More Than 3000 Healthcare Workers Have Died of COVID-19 - Medscape - Mar 11, 2021.