"I will kill you." That's what a family member of a COVID-19 patient told a general practitioner at a private hospital in Aden, Yemen, amid the country's coronavirus outbreak in April. Pointing a gun at the doctor, the family member pushed him to put the patient on oxygen and mechanical ventilation, two types of treatments for severe cases of COVID-19. The doctor explained that he wouldn't be able to provide those options for the patient. "We have a shortage of medical equipment," the doctor said, recalling the threat. "We even have to buy our own personal protective equipment." But the family member didn't understand and kept pushing, the doctor said. "He said, 'Why? You want to kill my patient?' " The doctor tried to calm the family member down...
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'I Will Kill You': Health Care Workers Face Rising Attacks Amid COVID-19 Outbreak