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Nearly 600 — and Counting — U.S. Health Workers Have Died of COVID-19

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By Christina Jewett and Melissa Bailey, Kaiser Health News and Danielle Renwick, The Guardian Nearly 600 front-line health care workers appear to have died of COVID-19, according to Lost on the Frontline, a project launched by The Guardian and KHN that aims to count, verify and memorialize every health care worker who dies during the pandemic.

The tally includes doctors, nurses and paramedics, as well as crucial health care support staff such as hospital janitors, administrators and nursing home workers, who have put their own lives at risk during the pandemic to help care for others.

Lost on the Frontline has now published the names and obituaries for more than 100 workers. A majority of those documented were identified as people of color,

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