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Paramedics Drive Around All Night for Covid Beds in Mexico City

  • As death rates hit records, some drive hours away for patients
  • Space frees up when patient dies or is discharged: paramedics
Mexico City acknowledges that hospital occupancy is high but says it is still holding up. 

Mexico City acknowledges that hospital occupancy is high but says it is still holding up. 

Photographer: Alfredo Estrella/Getty Images/AFP
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This is what it’s like on the front lines of Mexico City’s pandemic right now:

* A 77-year-old man is rushed to a hospital but stranded inside the ambulance for 11 hours before a bed is free.