Coronavirus Deaths Are Skyrocketing in Spain

Mar 26, 2020
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MADRID -- Before the outbreak in Spain began, the only people who went in and out of the small hospital where Alfonso Molina Moreno works as a nurse were visitors, staffers, and cleaning crews. Patients come to Hospital La Fuenfria for long-term, palliative care and Moreno, who has worked as a nurse for 16 years, found a sense of purpose in bringing them care and company at the end of their lives.
Now, he and his colleagues worry that they’re doing harm. A few days before we spoke, patients at the facility started testing positive for COVID-19. “We don’t know where it came from,” Moreno said. “We don’t know whether we, the staff, brought it here. We don’t know whether it was due to the patients’ visitors. We don’t know the source.”
The hospital has cut off all visits. Staffers now take exhaustive precautions when working with patients who have tested positive-putting on protective equipment they dispose of in contaminated rooms and washing their hands on both sides of the door.
But there’s still a degree of uncertainty. When we spoke, Morena hadn’t been tested, and Spain’s health ministry says health workers currently make up nearly 14-percent of positive cases. Now, as the country scrambles to contain the virus it’s ordered 640,000 test kits from China and Korea in an effort to screen health workers and the most vulnerable. The hope is that this will help identify people who need to self-isolate.
Morena isn’t just thinking of the patients he’s now caring for. He’s worried about how long the virus was in the hospital. After a patient with cervical cancer died, a post-mortem X-ray showed her lungs had advanced, bilateral pneumonia. “It could have been coronavirus, right? She wasn’t tested,” he said. “And it’s like, oh my God, to what extent-let’s see, this needs a pinch of salt but-what if it was me? That's it. So I can’t hide it, because you really don’t know. Even with all the security measures in place, you still don’t know.”
Like everyone working despite an outbreak, Morena worries about infecting his loved ones. “I told this to my colleagues, and we have this kind of sharing moment. We're all going through this bad phase, this suffering.” But he isn’t thinking about quitting. “I really find myself fortunate to be able to work because I have the chance to go and feel useful,” he says. He’s even volunteered to take on more shifts. “The healthcare providers, at this moment, we have to be there no matter what. Because if it is not us, who will it be then? There is no one else.”
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  • “The healthcare providers, at this moment, we have to be there no matter what. Because if it is not us, who will it be then? There is no one else.” WATCH NEXT: Can We Trust Russia's Low Coronavirus Infection Rate? -

    VICE NewsVICE NewsMonth ago
    • I don't know about Russia's infection numbers, but we can not trust Mexico's, that's for sure. There has been an unusual rise of cases of "atypical pneumonia" in hospitals of Mexico City and Mexico State in the last two weeks and the government is refusing to address the subject.

      Adriana Borrego VillelaAdriana Borrego VillelaMonth ago
    • Blame this on the thousands of #Feminists who were protesting which resulted in them contracting and spreading the virus. Feminists have single-handedly killed thousands in Spain.

      VarahaVarahaMonth ago
    • If consumption of meat is stopped it's possible we can stop the Corona on it's place.

      MiktecrepMiktecrepMonth ago
    • Vice, as I was doing some research at home, I found that the maps data of Corona infection is matching with the map of meat eating countries and you can see that the meat sale has increased in Spain then I found pigs can catch the Human Corona, then I found another map which was matching with Corona one, the endangered species one then I found another thing that Pangolins are trafficked to the places where corona is more infected, Vice, isn't that possible that meat is the primary reason why people in meat eating countries are infecting more and more, I also made a video specifying that, the traces are matching. May be that is the reason why people are not recovering and dying.

      MiktecrepMiktecrepMonth ago
    • Sivan Yes is true, our president is retarded he buy “no official tests”...

      xikle94xikle94Month ago
  • Keep them guidelines y'all their there for a reason 💜🇺🇸💒

    Lidette MiccicheLidette Micciche14 days ago
  • Prepare for the world economy to crash people, prepare for a very different world to rise out of all the soundbites and memes you have sent each other whilst your government took away your basic democratic rights. You gave it away so easily due to 'Hope' being hijacked and used against you. Do some real research about virus's and "Covid19" and see the ridiculous nature of wearing a face mask. Around 1,600 people die in the UK everyday and due to the shoddy way of diagnosing this "Virus", a lot are being labelled as CV19 deaths. I realise death rates are up a bit but fear and stress can cause people with underlying health issues to become ill, especially in unprecedented now. Care Holmes being a good example of this. We are a society with a serious case of 'Learned Helplessness' and far too much trust in the 'State' that we employ. Good Luck...stand line...take your forced vaccinations from 'Non-governmental' for profit companies that can put anything they want in their vaccines.

    John NadaJohn NadaMonth ago
  • If you feel bad about not being able to help, stay home. That’s you doing your part. We’re all in this together.

    Ralph MuskinyaarRalph MuskinyaarMonth ago
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="110">1:50</a> Ultimate flex! Sanitizing your hands WITH GLOVES ON!

    VintageToiletsRockVintageToiletsRockMonth ago
  • These are the same "conquistadors" who murdered..raped.. and enslaved the darker people of the earth!!!🤔🤔🤔. KARMA 🤔🤔😷😷😱😱🤕🤕

    Samuel GatesSamuel GatesMonth ago
  • You know what's even better than washing your hands, staying home and social distancing? The media does not mention this at all! news update: Is The Coronavirus A Threat To You? #CoronavirusOutbreak #CoronavirusPandemic #coronavirus #preventoutbreak #preventcoronavirus​

    Truly Healthy MeTruly Healthy MeMonth ago
  • "Seems to have worked reasonably well": Obviously, he hasn't lost a loved one! Stay safe.

    SAINT 65SAINT 65Month ago
  • Need English over Spanish audio! Dislike video.

    xele fontexele fonteMonth ago
  • And people still believe China got only 81,802 active cases and 3,333 deaths when they seal in 60 millions people and they was not even allowed to get basics supplies. My own opinion is that a 0 at the end is missing from whole official reports.

    yoshy 262yoshy 262Month ago

    Vivian LomoteyVivian LomoteyMonth ago
  • F*cking idiots without masks talking to each other ... no wonder the death rate is so high...

    Canadian TrollCanadian TrollMonth ago
  • Novel coronavirus probably originated in Russia

    Ka Kuen WongKa Kuen WongMonth ago
  • To every action there is equal and opposite reaction ! Time to self introspect guys ! Hv a nice life wishes from third world !

    Naseem Ajaz ShaikhNaseem Ajaz ShaikhMonth ago
  • Where is Homeless went ?

    Athallah FathurAthallah FathurMonth ago
  • Spain is doom

    One KingOne KingMonth ago
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="38">0:38</a> black guy!!

    phantom pagephantom pageMonth ago
  • vice should run a story about the coverup by the Chinese government and how they lied about everything to do with this virus. The figures coming out of china made people think it’s nothing to worry about. The real figures in China are closer to 40x what they have reported. The Chinese government should be held responsible for the coverup

    CallumCallumMonth ago
  • Fuerza Espana Vamos!, Amor desde U.S.A

    RiezRiezMonth ago
  • medical team = life savers

    단골이슈단골이슈Month ago
  • America is next

    Thelegend27Thelegend27Month ago
  • I found interesting that now Spaniards are playing the victim role. For centuries they purposely have done so much damage to Latin America and currently to some Africans and Muslims that seeing them as victims it doesn't cut it for me. Judgment day is upon them. I do hope their God the one they were so willing to kill for centuries really help them. Spain has so much blood on its hands. GOD have mercy on them. While God can forgive you, we WONT FORGET.

    Victor Andrade SurianoVictor Andrade SurianoMonth ago
  • Wishing I can stay home but I gotta keep working constantly at Walgreens :( wish me luck guys and stay safe y’all 🙏🏽

    Soinas DoyiSoinas DoyiMonth ago
  • "Spain... with one of the fastest growing coronavirus cases in the world" US: lMaO i'll sHoW YOU big numbers

    GhettoBadmintonMTLGhettoBadmintonMTLMonth ago
    • Love u all health and sanitation workers..Ur the real angels without wings. Utmost respect n salute...the best part of the videos is at 4:30 appreciation of the people "the

      Soinas DoyiSoinas DoyiMonth ago
  • sometimes i feel like these moments only appears on games, movies, but now, seeing it infront of my eyes, its feel like a worst nightmare, i wished everything go back to normal soon and best of luck for all countries are suffering from this disease

    Alex KienAlex KienMonth ago
  • Thank you to all the healthcare workers around the world.

    eioshen boboieioshen boboiMonth ago
  • Shoutout to all the farmers who feed all of us!!!

    Future ShamanFuture ShamanMonth ago
    • Medicine for this china virus is lies in the lungs of ________.. go find it and save your people.

      misolou foutmisolou foutMonth ago
  • I'm from Barcelona. But I've had the luck of having dual nationality, currently living in Melbourne now. All my best wishes to the people of Spain. Hope to be able to go there in August

    Albert OchoaAlbert OchoaMonth ago
    • kills more than corona, guess that didnt age well huh.

      eioshen boboieioshen boboiMonth ago
  • Blame this on the thousands of #Feminists who were protesting which resulted in them contracting and spreading the virus. Feminists have single-handedly killed thousands in Spain.

    VarahaVarahaMonth ago
    • "A gun is a tool, Marion, no better or no worse than any other tool, an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that." Shane (1953)

      VarahaVarahaMonth ago
    • @misolou fout, the WuhanCoronaVirus was the weapon they used to kill everyone. When a gun is fired at persons thereby killing those persons, do you blame the person who fired the gun or do you blame the gun?

      VarahaVarahaMonth ago
    • kills more than corona, guess that didnt age well huh.

      misolou foutmisolou foutMonth ago
  • Next title corona virus death in the US sky rockets

    tzz1 21tzz1 21Month ago
  • CCP has been hiding deaths in China they have the highest death in the world..let's get it straight

    Solar RedSolar RedMonth ago
  • Machismo kills more than the corona virus they said and marched in their thousands and ignored warnings about gatherings , thanks spanish feminists now Madrid is an epicentre.

  • 👏 👏 👏 👏👏!!! For all the healthcare workers! Love from USA 🇺🇸! You are national heroes!

    First LightFirst LightMonth ago
  • Stay strong, stay safe Spain. Prayers from India.

    misolou foutmisolou foutMonth ago
  • China has done some extreme damage to the world . The world should come together to wage war against China to overthrow the communist party so people there can have free speech and democracy. This all happened because of communism the doctor who tried to stop SARS got silenced

    MrArbeterMrArbeterMonth ago
  • The whole country in lock down.. And the still this virus is striking so hard.. It just shows how serious this virus is..

    John HooperJohn HooperMonth ago
  • They really applaud their frontline workers. In the Philippines, people does the same in only, but tries to avoid them and others go as far as protesting their presence in their own village and wants them kicked out.

    The LegacyThe LegacyMonth ago
  • Sad. 😷

    Brando VeganBrando VeganMonth ago
  • "We work with masks" Really? How dense does he think people are

    A-M-R-OA-M-R-OMonth ago
  • "we working with mask's, gloves, everything" His masks must be camera shy

    miko foinmiko foinMonth ago
    • Ive got a hospital relatively near me and they are working with trash bags as equipment, no joke

      Kappa2000Kappa2000Month ago
  • Love u all health and sanitation workers..Ur the real angels without wings. Utmost respect n salute...the best part of the videos is at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="270">4:30</a> appreciation of the people "the gratitude" is like a pill that keeps them going. Love u all n please take care of yourselves ANGELS. Love from India❤

    jackson MJjackson MJMonth ago
    • This WUHAN Virus has f**ked the world up!

      miko foinmiko foinMonth ago
  • Hope n pray for speedy recovery Spain. May G-d heal n stop this madness. You Elites you will be overcome soon. Love to Spain from India.

    jackson MJjackson MJMonth ago
  • These are the same people who chose to go on a rally for womens rights a month ago despite the fact that a pandemic was already declared. Holding up signs like machismo kills more than corona, guess that didnt age well huh.

    Mike RossMike RossMonth ago
  • Medicine for this china virus is lies in the lungs of ________.. go find it and save your people.

    Blue BloodBlue BloodMonth ago
  • It's not corona virus or COVID-19 , Call it china virus

    Blue BloodBlue BloodMonth ago
  • I'm pretty sure that health workers prefer to you do NOT VOTE for parties that WILL CUT IN HEALTH SYSTEM instead of voting and then clapping because they can hardly do their jobs.

    ShinodShinodMonth ago
  • I work with young people. We have no way of keeping them in so they are at risk. We don't have PPE. Can't kerp myself or them safe. They think they are invincible and it's a weapon to use against us as staff. Breaks my heart they have no clue what they are risking. Stay safe people

    miss applezmiss applezMonth ago
  • Deaths are more... they just report it at a steady pace...keeping almost gone people on ventilators.. trying to keep the numbers steady..

    Anmol ThakurAnmol ThakurMonth ago
  • Still, none of the market workers are wearing masks. Compare this video with Korea and China everyone is wearing masks. If you cannot find a mask make one out of cotton t-shirt is better than nothing. Since this virus can go undetected for several days I think is important for everyone to wear a mask when they interact with others.

    Tom LeeTom LeeMonth ago
  • Sending love and comfort for the ppl of Spain. We are on our 3rd day of isolation in New Zealand 🇳🇿 Godbless worldwide!

    annag coclannag coclMonth ago
  • For those who says "the flu kills more people!!!" Yes, the flu killed more people in the last years however, the flu doesn't kill 800 peple per day, like it's happening in my country! (Spain) You ignorants

    ErikErikMonth ago
    • my cousin lives in madrid doing X-rays. she doesn't come in contact with coronavirus patients. other types of injuries is her specialty. i hope she will be ok

      annag coclannag coclMonth ago
  • 1 thing. do the items (facmask ets) that comes from kina, stay in a ''couratin'' before it is jused or is that not needed?

    Jenny HemfjellJenny HemfjellMonth ago
  • Why aren't the workers wearing fucking masks. Wtf.

    yomoxicayomoxicaMonth ago
  • Use masks

    Johnny VeritasJohnny VeritasMonth ago
  • Thats how the US will end up if we don’t get our shit together. Prob even worse. Just STAY HOME

    Jorge MelendezJorge MelendezMonth ago
  • Forza España

    Elsa MahariElsa MahariMonth ago
  • This WUHAN Virus has f**ked the world up!

    Rituraj ShekharRituraj ShekharMonth ago
  • I am a nurse and our hospital is getting two floors ready for C19 patients. I am scared too death.

    Luv1234Luv1234Month ago
  • Thanks to China for this grim gift.

    jeff medvinjeff medvinMonth ago
  • *I need to come up with some kind of face shield for this coronavirus.*

    Ingles Verde MarIngles Verde MarMonth ago
  • GOD is tired of people slaughtering his animals, so he punished the human race, might be a very long time before this is truly over!

    faulk rayfaulk rayMonth ago
    • Why are y'all boomer like this?

      ErikErikMonth ago
  • When is the much needed lockdown arriving to Canada🇨🇦? Our government is not doing enough, Trudeau is basically saying that covid-19 will balance itself out

    laskin riubnlaskin riubnMonth ago
  • Let this nightmare be over already. Best wishes to our friends in Spain from Prague!

    Goofy GooberGoofy GooberMonth ago
  • in BRASIL:

    Jônatas LucianJônatas LucianMonth ago
  • At <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="263">4:23</a> he really says "that's the way it is", as in it can't really be helped and one has to accept he may have caught the virus.

    Eduvigis RobaesterasEduvigis RobaesterasMonth ago
  • my cousin lives in madrid doing X-rays. she doesn't come in contact with coronavirus patients. other types of injuries is her specialty. i hope she will be ok

    TheDriftingsmokeTheDriftingsmokeMonth ago
  • I live in America ,and I feel like No one is really taking this super seriously.

    Tyrell L ._.Tyrell L ._.Month ago
    • Tyrell L ._. It should, be aware whats going to happen

      Marc Garcia MartinMarc Garcia MartinMonth ago
  • The virus epidemic is like a fire in wood, humans are the fuel for the fire to keep raging. Like when firefighting the fire in the wood:, denying fire access by separating it from reaching fresh fuel. Lockdown and isolation are the only viable measure to stop the virus from spreading. The length of such measure globally is dependant on all countries following the same standards in Lockdown and isolation. I am afraid that world must come together and do one Lockdown at the same time.

    Don Grand MasterDon Grand MasterMonth ago
  • Only the Lord can help us all over the world.

    johan dayjohan dayMonth ago
  • Its sad that Spain is facing so much after Italy and US. But I see people having Faith and no fear. When you walk in Faith God steps in and He will work it out for you. I pray that this virus be gone away from all countries in Jesus name. Amen.

    ❤JesusI'murDaughter.❤JesusI'murDaughter.Month ago
  • end ! mask where?

    데킬라데킬라Month ago
  • people in the united states need take this seriously and young people inluded

    Addy AddsAddy AddsMonth ago

      dutoiu hourdutoiu hourMonth ago
  • amigos saludos.... y vean mis videos y denle like y suscribanse ✌️✌️✌️✌️✌️

    Daniel QuiñonezGDaniel QuiñonezGMonth ago
  • What if all the specialist doctors die 💔

    Hero HumanHero HumanMonth ago
    • In india, we are in lockdown till Apr 15. I thank all the health care professionals around the world. You guys are great.

      dutoiu hourdutoiu hourMonth ago
  • They need to change the oxygen Gauges and bed sheets or they need to sterilize their rooms etc. Thats how its spreading! When a patient comes in it effects the other.

    Hero HumanHero HumanMonth ago
  • The Germans by time's quirk will emerge as; once again, the manufacturing Giant of Europe. China is next door, get Germany making medical equipment instead of everything else.

    samogen300samogen300Month ago
  • we wear gloves and mask......right

    alexng4alexng4Month ago
  • They don’t need applauds they need to be well compensated especially nurse assistants they do even more work than the nurse

    Frank VFrank VMonth ago
  • ‘ M A S K S ‘

    mateo itomateo itoMonth ago
  • The world is at war, we are fighting against an invincible enemy. For information on face masks and corona virus home test kits and hand sanitizers contact Stop the spread of this virus please

    sylvia mogansylvia moganMonth ago