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Nurse In Mexico "Too Tired" To Inject COVID Vaccine

A nurse prepares a Covid-19 vaccine

Alidad Vassigh

VERACRUZ — A nurse in the eastern Mexican port of Veracruz has become the poster child for "pandemic fatigue" after a video showing her jabbing a patient but failing to actually inject the COVID-19 vaccine made the rounds of social media.

Her excuse? The healthcare worker says she was simply "too tired" to administer the dose, the newspaper Excelsior reported this week. She noted that staff working at the vaccination point, in the state's Luis Pirata Fuente stadium, had been working long days for the vaccinations.

The incriminating video led authorities to investigate and summon the nurse. State officials later said the woman was removed from the vaccination module.

Mexico has been one the countries hit hardest by the pandemic, with more than 260,000 deaths to date, fourth among all nations behind the United States (645,000), Brazil (583,000) and India (440,000), according to the latest Johns Hopkins University figures.

As of Sept. 3, just over 34.6 million people, or some 27% of Mexico's population, is reported to have been fully vaccinated.

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Now, two decades later, living in Greece as the father of two children, some of those memories are reemerging vividly.

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