Bolivia hospitals overwhelmed during third COVID wave

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Bolivia’s healthcare system has been pushed to the brink as the country battles a third wave of COVID-19 infections.

Vaccines have been slow to arrive.

And the death toll has exceeded 15,000, as hospitals run out of space and resources.

Al Jazeera’s Teresa Bo reports.

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