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? - uskeys.net/watch/xK5UQLv20Bs-video.html

    VICE NewsVICE News6 months 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 Villela5 months 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.

      MahendraMahendra5 months ago
    • If consumption of meat is stopped it's possible we can stop the Corona on it's place.

      MiktecrepMiktecrep5 months 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.

      MiktecrepMiktecrep5 months ago
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  • China is to blame

    Arturo CabralArturo Cabral2 months ago
  • Keep them guidelines y'all their there for a reason 💜🇺🇸💒

    Lidette MiccicheLidette Micciche4 months 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 times...like 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 Nada5 months 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 Muskinyaar5 months ago
  • 1:50 Ultimate flex! Sanitizing your hands WITH GLOVES ON!

    VintageToiletsRockVintageToiletsRock5 months ago
  • These are the same "conquistadors" who murdered..raped.. and enslaved the darker people of the earth!!!🤔🤔🤔. KARMA 🤔🤔😷😷😱😱🤕🤕

    Samuel GatesSamuel Gates5 months ago
    • Nope. It is not like UK killed thousands in Spian, get our gold plus the latinoamerican one

      Hermenegildo CHermenegildo C3 months 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? trulyhealthyme.com/is-the-coronavirus-a-threat-to-you #CoronavirusOutbreak #CoronavirusPandemic #coronavirus #preventoutbreak #preventcoronavirus​

    Truly Healthy MeTruly Healthy Me5 months ago
  • "Seems to have worked reasonably well": Obviously, he hasn't lost a loved one! Stay safe.

    SAINT 65SAINT 655 months ago
  • Need English over Spanish audio! Dislike video.

    xele fontexele fonte5 months 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 2625 months ago
  • THE FOOLISH SOCIALIST GOVERNMENT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL THE POOR PEOPLE WHO GOT INFECTED AND DIED AS A RESULT OF THIS DEADLY VIRUS. THE PRESIDENT PEDRO SÁNCHEZ SAW WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN ITALY BUT DECIDED TO DO NOTHING EVEN AUTHORISING THE CELEBRATION OF WOMEN'S DAY AND SATANIC FEMINISM NATIONWIDE. SÁNCHEZ IS EVIL

    Vivian LomoteyVivian Lomotey5 months ago
  • F*cking idiots without masks talking to each other ... no wonder the death rate is so high...

    Canadian TrollCanadian Troll5 months ago
  • Novel coronavirus probably originated in Russia

    Ka Kuen WongKa Kuen Wong5 months ago
  • To every action there is equal and opposite reaction ! Time to self introspect guys ! Hv a nice life ...best wishes from third world !

    Naseem Ajaz ShaikhNaseem Ajaz Shaikh5 months ago
  • Where is Homeless went ?

    ??5 months ago
  • Spain is doom

    One KingOne King5 months ago
  • 0:38 black guy!!

    phantom pagephantom page5 months 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

    CallumCallum5 months ago
  • Fuerza Espana Vamos!, Amor desde U.S.A

    RickyRicky5 months ago
  • medical team = life savers

    단골이슈단골이슈5 months ago
  • America is next

    Thelegend27Thelegend275 months 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 Suriano5 months 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 Doyi5 months ago
  • "Spain... with one of the fastest growing coronavirus cases in the world" US: lMaO i'll sHoW YOU big numbers

    GhettoBadmintonMTLGhettoBadmintonMTL5 months 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 Doyi5 months 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 Kien5 months ago
  • Thank you to all the healthcare workers around the world.

    eioshen boboieioshen boboi5 months ago
  • Shoutout to all the farmers who feed all of us!!!

    Future ShamanFuture Shaman5 months ago
    • Medicine for this china virus is lies in the lungs of ________.. go find it and save your people.

      misolou foutmisolou fout5 months 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 Ochoa5 months ago
    • kills more than corona, guess that didnt age well huh.

      eioshen boboieioshen boboi5 months 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.

    MahendraMahendra5 months 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)

      MahendraMahendra5 months 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?

      MahendraMahendra5 months ago
    • kills more than corona, guess that didnt age well huh.

      misolou foutmisolou fout5 months ago
  • Next title corona virus death in the US sky rockets

    tzz1 21tzz1 215 months ago
  • CCP has been hiding deaths in China they have the highest death in the world..let's get it straight

    Solar RedSolar Red5 months 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.

    BIGBOYKDOGBIGBOYKDOG5 months ago
  • 👏 👏 👏 👏👏!!! For all the healthcare workers! Love from USA 🇺🇸! You are national heroes!

    First LightFirst Light5 months ago
  • Stay strong, stay safe Spain. Prayers from India.

    misolou foutmisolou fout5 months 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

    MrArbeterMrArbeter5 months 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 Hooper5 months ago
  • They really applaud their frontline workers. In the Philippines, people does the same in social.media 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 Legacy5 months ago
  • Sad. 😷

    Brando VeganBrando Vegan5 months ago
  • "We work with masks" Really? How dense does he think people are

    Amro A.Amro A.5 months ago
  • "we working with mask's, gloves, everything" His masks must be camera shy

    miko foinmiko foin5 months ago
    • Ive got a hospital relatively near me and they are working with trash bags as equipment, no joke

      Kappa2000Kappa20005 months 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 gratitude" is like a pill that keeps them going. Love u all n please take care of yourselves ANGELS. Love from India❤

    jackson MJjackson MJ5 months ago
    • This WUHAN Virus has f**ked the world up!

      miko foinmiko foin5 months 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 MJ5 months 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 Ross5 months ago
  • Medicine for this china virus is lies in the lungs of ________.. go find it and save your people.

    Blue BloodBlue Blood5 months ago
  • It's not corona virus or COVID-19 , Call it china virus

    Blue BloodBlue Blood5 months 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.

    ShinodShinod5 months 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

    Mrs ApplezMrs Applez5 months 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 Thakur5 months 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.

    TommyTommy5 months 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 cocl5 months 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

    UselessGamerUselessGamer5 months 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 cocl5 months 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 Hemfjell5 months ago
  • Why aren't the workers wearing fucking masks. Wtf.

    yomoxicayomoxica5 months ago
  • Use masks

    Johnny VeritasJohnny Veritas5 months ago
  • Thats how the US will end up if we don’t get our shit together. Prob even worse. Just STAY HOME

    Jorge MelendezJorge Melendez5 months ago
  • Forza España

    Elsa MahariElsa Mahari5 months ago
  • This WUHAN Virus has f**ked the world up!

    Rituraj ShekharRituraj Shekhar5 months ago
  • I am a nurse and our hospital is getting two floors ready for C19 patients. I am scared too death.

    Luv1234Luv12345 months ago
  • Thanks to China for this grim gift.

    jeff medvinjeff medvin5 months ago
  • *I need to come up with some kind of face shield for this coronavirus.*

    Ingles Verde MarIngles Verde Mar5 months 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 ray5 months ago
    • Why are y'all boomer like this?

      UselessGamerUselessGamer5 months 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 riubn5 months ago
  • Let this nightmare be over already. Best wishes to our friends in Spain from Prague!

    Goofy GooberGoofy Goober5 months ago
  • in BRASIL: uskeys.net/watch/lfebBcJU0To-video.html

    Jônatas LucianJônatas Lucian5 months ago
  • At 4:23 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 Robaesteras5 months 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

    TheDriftingsmokeTheDriftingsmoke5 months ago
  • I live in America ,and I feel like No one is really taking this super seriously.

    Tyrell L ._.Tyrell L ._.5 months ago
    • Tyrell L ._. It should, be aware whats going to happen

      Marc Garcia MartinMarc Garcia Martin5 months 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 Master5 months ago
  • Only the Lord can help us all over the world.

    johan dayjohan day5 months 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.

    ❤Dear God I'm ur Daughter❤Dear God I'm ur Daughter5 months ago
  • end ! mask where?

    데킬라데킬라5 months ago
  • people in the united states need take this seriously and young people inluded

    Addy AddsAddy Adds5 months ago
    • THE MUSIC IS TOO LOUD!!!

      dutoiu hourdutoiu hour5 months ago
  • amigos saludos.... y vean mis videos y denle like y suscribanse ✌️✌️✌️✌️✌️

    Daniel QuiñonezGDaniel QuiñonezG5 months ago
  • What if all the specialist doctors die 💔

    Hero HumanHero Human5 months 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 hour5 months 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 Human5 months 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.

    samogen300samogen3005 months ago
  • we wear gloves and mask......right

    alexng4alexng45 months 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 V5 months ago
  • ‘ M A S K S ‘

    mateo itomateo ito5 months 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 Sylviamogan25@gmail.com Stop the spread of this virus please

    sylvia mogansylvia mogan5 months ago
  • My father who I am estranged from does not believe that this virus is real. He posts conspiracy theories about it on his social media. It no wonder we are estranged.... He lives in Spain too.

    Battle Hymn of the EmpathBattle Hymn of the Empath5 months ago
    • I don't want to sound ageist or that I'm insulting your father (because I'm not) But I genuinely wonder why are boomers the ones who are always spitting conspiracy theories

      UselessGamerUselessGamer5 months ago
  • It’s impactful to see that rich countries like Spain are the most affected

    EscVincEscVinc5 months ago
  • Still not as much as people who die falling down stairs

    Mortimer VanderbiltMortimer Vanderbilt5 months ago
  • No one wears a mask... Strange...

    Michal FeckoMichal Fecko5 months ago
  • Healthcare don't care about you! If you have the virus it's your due date. Caring for people are too expensive and they must die with modern treatment.

    SammieSammie5 months ago
  • In this extreme condition no one wearing mask. That's why it's keep spreading.

    imran khanimran khan5 months 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 hour5 months ago
  • THE MUSIC IS TOO LOUD!!!

    System SouthSystem South5 months ago
    • Can we skip the year 2020 ?

      dutoiu hourdutoiu hour5 months ago
  • My heart breaks for Spain

    Olivia LeeOlivia Lee5 months ago
  • We also applaud from our balconies every night at 8, we’re in South Africa 💜

    stacey-lee swartstacey-lee swart5 months ago
  • Ist all from 🦇

    OSOLOMAOSOLOMA5 months ago
  • The Chinese government developed has been lying to the world millions of Chinese citzens have the Corona virus and millions of more will get. 🕵🕵🕵

    ROBIN WILTONROBIN WILTON5 months ago
  • C est un moment dur pour l humanite

    ahmad saadiahmad saadi5 months ago
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