CARACAS, Venezuela — It was July 23, 2016, when a man named Josef Martinez went for a run in his hometown of Caracas.
He ran, but he couldn’t finish.
He collapsed, lost consciousness and died.
His death was one of more than 1,100 reported coronaviruses reported across Venezuela by the country’s healthcare system.
And it was one that led to the resignation of then-President Nicolás Maduro.
The virus had killed more than 6,000 people since April and nearly 9,000 in the last two months of that year alone.
The crisis was worse than anyone had expected, according to government figures.
“It was the biggest catastrophe we’ve seen in decades,” said Alejandro Garcia, a former Venezuelan ambassador to the United States.
But the government’s inability to provide basic care was emblematic of a bigger problem.
“They’ve made the crisis worse by not providing basic care,” Garcia said.
“I’m not saying they should have been doing this, but they should be.”
Many in Venezuela have long complained of poor healthcare and lack of access to basic healthcare, including primary care, hospitalization and dialysis.
The country’s economy has been in decline for more than a decade, and many are worried that the country will never recover.
It’s been a rough decade in Venezuela.
More than 5,000 Venezuelans have died since the country adopted the Venezuelan Socialist government in 2014.
And nearly 10,000 have died from the virus.
The number of deaths from COVID has risen by 60% since the crisis began, according the UN’s World Health Organization.
But as the virus has spread, so has the number of cases.
There are nearly 30,000 confirmed and suspected cases of COVID in the country.
As of late August, at least 6,957 people had died of the virus in Venezuela, according an official WHO data, up from about 6,400 in mid-August.
More people have died of COVI-19 in Venezuela than any other country in the world.
The United States has more COVID cases than any country, and the US has a higher rate of deaths due to the virus than any nation on earth.
But despite that high rate of COV-19 deaths, many Americans don’t see it as a major public health problem, according, to Garcia.
“In my opinion, we have a very high risk for the people of the US,” he said.
That high rate is one of the biggest reasons why the healthcare system in the United Kingdom has had to shift its approach to the pandemic.
“There is a lot of pressure on the public to do what the NHS does,” said Martin Haines, a professor of health policy and policy studies at King’s College London.
“What you are seeing is a massive shift in the approach of healthcare.”
The UK has changed its approach after its public health system was shut down by the British government in November.
Patients in private hospitals have been offered more help than in public hospitals.
They are being offered more access to primary care specialists and more specialized treatment.
And the government has created a new COVID strategy, which aims to keep patients healthier for as long as possible.
“The NHS is a national healthcare system, but it is a public health care system,” said Dr. David Paddick, the co-founder and president of the National Health Institute.
“People need to understand that the NHS is not a private system.
The NHS is part of the health system.”
The NHS, however, still faces many of the same problems that plague the US.
As Garcia pointed out, the UK government did not even have a coronaviral plan.
The health system had been struggling with chronic understaffing for years, and in the early months of the crisis, it had been forced to close its emergency departments, which are used to dealing with the growing numbers of patients and the growing number of coronavires.
A shortage of beds was a major factor behind the shut down.
“You can’t operate in a state that doesn’t have adequate staff,” said Paddicks.
“If the NHS was open, it would have been a massive disaster.”
The government has said it is looking at ways to improve access to health care for people who live outside the United, and has proposed to the U.S. government that they be reimbursed for the costs of providing health care to the countrys people.
But Garcia says that doesn�t address the underlying problem.
The problems Garcia and others are pointing to are largely a function of the system’s lack of investment.
“That is why they are not doing anything to improve the system,” he told me.
“Because they do not know what they are doing.”
Garcia was one person among many who was working to change the system.
He wanted to improve health care access.
“For the past eight years I have been fighting for