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Refugees to the rescue? Germany taps migrant medics to battle virus

Refugees to the rescue? Germany taps migrant medics to battle virus

Refugees to the rescue in Germany. Five years ago the arrival of a wave of refugees caused much  consternation and fueled support for Germany’s far-right. Now, the  country is turning to its migrant community to plug an anticipated  shortage of medical staff battling the coronavirus.

The German government says it can double its number of intensive care  beds, and even produce more ventilators but a medical staffing crunch  is shaping up as the Achilles heel of its strategy to fight the  coronavirus.

In Saxony, the heartland of the nationalist  Alternative for Germany (AfD), the regional medical board is advertising  for migrant doctors to help tackle an expected rise in cases.

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