Sylvia Köppen, head nurse in the intensive care ward at the Leipzig University Hospital, at the bed of a patient who has just passed away.

Sylvia Köppen, head nurse in the intensive care ward at the Leipzig University Hospital, at the bed of a patient who has just passed away.

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The Violence of the Fourth Wave "One Thing We Have Learned Is that COVID Is an Asshole"

Doctors and nurses at the intensive care ward in Leipzig University Hospital are fighting desperately to save the lives of corona truthers. It can be a thankless task.
By Tobias Großekemper in Leipzig
DER SPIEGEL 47/2021
SPIEGEL International
"It's all good." Intensive care nurse Andreas Knauth

"It's all good." Intensive care nurse Andreas Knauth

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A nurse carries the belongings of a deceased patient out of the ward.

A nurse carries the belongings of a deceased patient out of the ward.

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Nurses in the intensive care ward at the Leipzig University Hospital

Nurses in the intensive care ward at the Leipzig University Hospital

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Nurse Felix Dietze says he's afraid of bringing the virus home to his family.

Nurse Felix Dietze says he's afraid of bringing the virus home to his family.

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"She's been living here for the last 18 months." Sylvia Köppen

"She's been living here for the last 18 months." Sylvia Köppen

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Meeting time: Part of the intensive care team at the Leipzig University Hospital

Meeting time: Part of the intensive care team at the Leipzig University Hospital

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