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Europe scrambles for supplies as cases surge

Mar 23, 2020 - The Washington Post

Shortages of ventilators, beds and equipment spur wartime-like efforts

A team of firefighters and volunteers turned a 15,000-square-foot convention center hall in Vienna into an 880-bed coronavirus hospital over the course of a weekend.

Soldiers in Germany, France and Spain have been deployed to help build similar temporary facilities for thousands of patients. Across Europe, tens of thousands of nurses and doctors are being graduated early or called back from retirement.

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