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A man who died from the coronavirus is seen wrapped in a body bag at the United Memorial Medical Center\u0027s COVID-19 intensive care unit in Houston, Texas, U.S., June 29, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O\u0027Hare
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A man who died from the coronavirus is seen wrapped in a body bag at the United Memorial Medical Center's COVID-19 intensive care unit in Houston, Texas, U.S., June 29, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

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Medical workers prepare to intubate a coronavirus patient at the United Memorial Medical Center\u0027s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) intensive care unit in Houston, Texas, U.S., June 29, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O\u0027Hare
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Medical workers prepare to intubate a coronavirus patient at the United Memorial Medical Center's coronavirus disease (COVID-19) intensive care unit in Houston, Texas, U.S., June 29, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

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Medical workers treat a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patient at the United Memorial Medical Center\u0027s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) intensive care unit in Houston, Texas, U.S., June 29, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O\u0027Hare
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Medical workers treat a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patient at the United Memorial Medical Center's coronavirus disease (COVID-19) intensive care unit in Houston, Texas, U.S., June 29, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

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A medical worker walks through a makeshift door as hospital staff treat coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients at the United Memorial Medical Center\u0027s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) intensive care unit in Houston, Texas, U.S., June 29, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O\u0027Hare
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A medical worker walks through a makeshift door as hospital staff treat coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients at the United Memorial Medical Center's coronavirus disease (COVID-19) intensive care unit in Houston, Texas, U.S., June 29, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

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A relative touches 76-year-old Don Jaime, who is infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), during a final goodbye inside an Intensive Care Unit of the University of Chile\u0027s clinical hospital in Santiago, Chile June 18, 2020. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
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A relative touches 76-year-old Don Jaime, who is infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), during a final goodbye inside an Intensive Care Unit of the University of Chile's clinical hospital in Santiago, Chile June 18, 2020. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

Jun 30, 2020 6:11 AM IST
A healthcare worker is seen outside an Intensive Care Unit (ICU), prepared for patients with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Dr. Alberto Antranik Eurnekian hospital, in Ezeiza, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina June 24, 2020. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian
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A healthcare worker is seen outside an Intensive Care Unit (ICU), prepared for patients with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Dr. Alberto Antranik Eurnekian hospital, in Ezeiza, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina June 24, 2020. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian

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Health workers take care of a patient infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) inside an Intensive Care Unit of the Posta Central hospital in Santiago, Chile, June 9, 2020. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
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Health workers take care of a patient infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) inside an Intensive Care Unit of the Posta Central hospital in Santiago, Chile, June 9, 2020. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

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A patient infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) receives care inside an Intensive Care Unit of the Posta Central hospital in Santiago, Chile, June 9, 2020. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
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A patient infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) receives care inside an Intensive Care Unit of the Posta Central hospital in Santiago, Chile, June 9, 2020. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

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Ana Sandoval covers her husband, both infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), with a blanket in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Dr. Alberto Antranik Eurnekian hospital, in Ezeiza, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina June 24, 2020. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian
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Ana Sandoval covers her husband, both infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), with a blanket in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Dr. Alberto Antranik Eurnekian hospital, in Ezeiza, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina June 24, 2020. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian

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A health worker takes care patients infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) inside an Intensive Care Unit of the Posta Central hospital in Santiago, Chile, June 9, 2020. The sign reads \u0027COVID-19 Confirmed\u0027. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
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A health worker takes care patients infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) inside an Intensive Care Unit of the Posta Central hospital in Santiago, Chile, June 9, 2020. The sign reads 'COVID-19 Confirmed'. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

Jun 30, 2020 6:11 AM IST
A patient infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) holds onto a railing of a stretcher bed in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Dr. Alberto Antranik Eurnekian hospital, in Ezeiza, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina June 24, 2020. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian
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A patient infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) holds onto a railing of a stretcher bed in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Dr. Alberto Antranik Eurnekian hospital, in Ezeiza, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina June 24, 2020. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian

Jun 30, 2020 6:11 AM IST
Health workers care for patients infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), inside an Intensive Care Unit of the University of Chile\u0027s clinical hospital in Santiago, Chile, June 18, 2020. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
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Health workers care for patients infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), inside an Intensive Care Unit of the University of Chile's clinical hospital in Santiago, Chile, June 18, 2020. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

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Medical workers treat a coronavirus patient at the United Memorial Medical Center\u0027s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) intensive care unit in Houston, Texas, U.S., June 29, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O\u0027Hare
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Medical workers treat a coronavirus patient at the United Memorial Medical Center's coronavirus disease (COVID-19) intensive care unit in Houston, Texas, U.S., June 29, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

Jun 30, 2020 6:11 AM IST
A man infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) receives care inside an Intensive Care Unit of the University of Chile\u0027s clinical hospital in Santiago, Chile, June 18, 2020. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
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A man infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) receives care inside an Intensive Care Unit of the University of Chile's clinical hospital in Santiago, Chile, June 18, 2020. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

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Health workers push a patient infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), inside an Intensive Care Unit of the University of Chile\u0027s clinical hospital in Santiago, Chile, June 18, 2020. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
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Health workers push a patient infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), inside an Intensive Care Unit of the University of Chile's clinical hospital in Santiago, Chile, June 18, 2020. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

Jun 30, 2020 6:11 AM IST
A health worker takes care a patient infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) inside an Intensive Care Unit of the Posta Central hospital in Santiago, Chile, June 9, 2020. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
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A health worker takes care a patient infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) inside an Intensive Care Unit of the Posta Central hospital in Santiago, Chile, June 9, 2020. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

Jun 30, 2020 6:11 AM IST
A doctor and nurses treat a patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the El Tunal hospital in Bogota, Colombia June 12, 2020. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez
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A doctor and nurses treat a patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the El Tunal hospital in Bogota, Colombia June 12, 2020. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

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A woman pauses as she sits next to her mother who is being treated at an intensive care unit of a hospital for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Sanaa, Yemen June 11, 2020. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
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A woman pauses as she sits next to her mother who is being treated at an intensive care unit of a hospital for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Sanaa, Yemen June 11, 2020. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

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A coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patient lies in the bed of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the El Centro Regional Medical Center in El Centro, California, May 27, 2020. REUTERS/Ariana Drehsler
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A coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patient lies in the bed of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the El Centro Regional Medical Center in El Centro, California, May 27, 2020. REUTERS/Ariana Drehsler

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Cassia de Almeida, an ICU nurse of Sao Luiz Hospital, who was hospitalized with severe symptoms of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), hugs her daughter after being discharged in Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 30, 2020. REUTERS/Rahel Patrasso
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Cassia de Almeida, an ICU nurse of Sao Luiz Hospital, who was hospitalized with severe symptoms of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), hugs her daughter after being discharged in Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 30, 2020. REUTERS/Rahel Patrasso

Jun 30, 2020 6:11 AM IST
Nurse Fernanda Macedo treats a patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Municipal Hospital Parelheiros SPDM in Sao Paulo, Brazil, June 3, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
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Nurse Fernanda Macedo treats a patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Municipal Hospital Parelheiros SPDM in Sao Paulo, Brazil, June 3, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

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A medical worker helps a patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to blow a spirometer for increase lung capacity, at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Max Smart Super Speciality Hospital in New Delhi, India, May 28, 2020. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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A medical worker helps a patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to blow a spirometer for increase lung capacity, at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Max Smart Super Speciality Hospital in New Delhi, India, May 28, 2020. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Jun 30, 2020 6:11 AM IST
Medical workers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) take care of a patient suffering from COVID-19, at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Max Smart Super Speciality Hospital in New Delhi, India, May 28, 2020. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Medical workers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) take care of a patient suffering from COVID-19, at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Max Smart Super Speciality Hospital in New Delhi, India, May 28, 2020. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Jun 30, 2020 6:11 AM IST
A medical worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) takes care of a patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Max Smart Super Speciality Hospital in New Delhi, India, May 28, 2020. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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A medical worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) takes care of a patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Max Smart Super Speciality Hospital in New Delhi, India, May 28, 2020. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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Protective face shields worn by staff hang on a screen in an Intensive Care ward treating COVID-19 patients at Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey, Britain, May 22, 2020. Steve Parsons/Pool via REUTERS
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Protective face shields worn by staff hang on a screen in an Intensive Care ward treating COVID-19 patients at Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey, Britain, May 22, 2020. Steve Parsons/Pool via REUTERS

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A nurse cares for a patient in an Intensive Care ward treating victims of the coronavirus in Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey, Britain, May 22, 2020. Steve Parsons/Pool via REUTERS
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A nurse cares for a patient in an Intensive Care ward treating victims of the coronavirus in Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey, Britain, May 22, 2020. Steve Parsons/Pool via REUTERS

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Medical workers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) are seen through a plastic sheet inside the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients at St. Marianna Medical University Hospital in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo, Japan May 4, 2020.  REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Medical workers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) are seen through a plastic sheet inside the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients at St. Marianna Medical University Hospital in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo, Japan May 4, 2020.  REUTERS/Issei Kato

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Medical specialists wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) treat a patient in an intensive care unit of the Lomonosov University Clinic, which delivers treatment to patients infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Moscow, Russia May 20, 2020. Andrei Nikerichev/Moscow News Agency/Handout via REUTERS
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Medical specialists wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) treat a patient in an intensive care unit of the Lomonosov University Clinic, which delivers treatment to patients infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Moscow, Russia May 20, 2020. Andrei Nikerichev/Moscow News Agency/Handout via REUTERS

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Healthcare workers wearing face masks and overall suits put on a black armband in protest against the Belgian authorities\u0027 management of the coronavirus crisis, in the COVID-19 intensive care unit at the MontLegia CHC Hospital in Liege, Belgium, May 15, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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Healthcare workers wearing face masks and overall suits put on a black armband in protest against the Belgian authorities' management of the coronavirus crisis, in the COVID-19 intensive care unit at the MontLegia CHC Hospital in Liege, Belgium, May 15, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman

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A patient recovering from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) waves as he is taken to a regular hospital room after spending more than 50 days at the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Infanta Sofia University hospital in Madrid, Spain, May 14, 2020. REUTERS/Susana Vera
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A patient recovering from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) waves as he is taken to a regular hospital room after spending more than 50 days at the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Infanta Sofia University hospital in Madrid, Spain, May 14, 2020. REUTERS/Susana Vera

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A medical worker cares for a patient suffering from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Infanta Sofia University hospital in Madrid, Spain, May 14, 2020. REUTERS/Susana Vera
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A medical worker cares for a patient suffering from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Infanta Sofia University hospital in Madrid, Spain, May 14, 2020. REUTERS/Susana Vera

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Medical workers treat a patient suffering from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Infanta Sofia University hospital in Madrid, Spain, May 14, 2020. REUTERS/Susana Vera
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Medical workers treat a patient suffering from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Infanta Sofia University hospital in Madrid, Spain, May 14, 2020. REUTERS/Susana Vera

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A medical worker cares for a patient suffering from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Infanta Sofia University hospital in Madrid, Spain, May 14, 2020. REUTERS/Susana Vera
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A medical worker cares for a patient suffering from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Infanta Sofia University hospital in Madrid, Spain, May 14, 2020. REUTERS/Susana Vera

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A medical staff member is seen next to a patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the intensive care unit at the Papa Giovanni XXIII hospital in Bergamo, Italy May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo
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A medical staff member is seen next to a patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the intensive care unit at the Papa Giovanni XXIII hospital in Bergamo, Italy May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

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Medical staff member are seen next to patients suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the intensive care unit at the Papa Giovanni XXIII hospital in Bergamo, Italy May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo
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Medical staff member are seen next to patients suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the intensive care unit at the Papa Giovanni XXIII hospital in Bergamo, Italy May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

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A medical staff member is seen next to a patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the intensive care unit at the Papa Giovanni XXIII hospital in Bergamo, Italy May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo
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A medical staff member is seen next to a patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the intensive care unit at the Papa Giovanni XXIII hospital in Bergamo, Italy May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

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Medical staff member are seen next to patients suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the intensive care unit at the Papa Giovanni XXIII hospital in Bergamo, Italy May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo
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Medical staff member are seen next to patients suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the intensive care unit at the Papa Giovanni XXIII hospital in Bergamo, Italy May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

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Medical staff member are seen next to a patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the intensive care unit at the Papa Giovanni XXIII hospital in Bergamo, Italy May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo
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Medical staff member are seen next to a patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the intensive care unit at the Papa Giovanni XXIII hospital in Bergamo, Italy May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

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Health workers wearing protective suits instruct a patient on how to stretch in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients at Persahabatan Hospital in Jakarta, Indonesia, May 13, 2020. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan
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Health workers wearing protective suits instruct a patient on how to stretch in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients at Persahabatan Hospital in Jakarta, Indonesia, May 13, 2020. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

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A medical staff member treats a patient suffering from the COVID-19 in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), at Scripps Mercy Hospital in Chula Vista, California, May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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A medical staff member treats a patient suffering from the COVID-19 in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), at Scripps Mercy Hospital in Chula Vista, California, May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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