Iraq is too broken to protect itself from covid-19

published 03.10.2020 02:00

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Today there are fewer hospital beds and doctors in Iraq than before the American invasion in 2003, though the population has almost doubled.

Iraq spends about half as much per person as its poorer neighbour, Jordan, on health.

“People believe visiting the tomb of Hussein [in Karbala] cures covid-19,” sighs a former government health adviser.

A month ago a young man from the Hasnawi tribe died of covid-19 in his hospital.

The most infected Arab state Iraq is too broken to protect itself from covid-19 As the country spirals downwards, the disease spreads PITY THE doctors of Iraq.