The New York Times

The New York Times 31 Mar 2020

Spain's Health Care Workers Are Battling Coronavirus, Unprotected. Here's How


Over 12,000 health care workers have contracted Covid-19 in Spain amid grave shortages in personal protective equipment. Nurses and doctors showed us how they make their own gowns, masks and shields.

Alberta health-care workers are concerned that new masks shipped from China are substandard.

Health care professionals are still going to work each day without sufficient masks, gloves, gowns and other supplies, and are begging for proper personal protective equipment (P.P.E.). In a country that spends more on health care than anywhere else on the planet, masks are being rationed or reused, and some hospital workers are even using novelty rain ponchos to protect themselves. Health care workers around the country are falling ill and dying — The Brooklyn Hospital Center estimated a third of its doctors and nurses are home sick with the virus. Meanwhile, President Trump has openly accused health care workers of being wasteful and hoarding masks. In the above Op-Ed video, nurses and physicians from around the country are demanding that the government take aggressive action to get them sufficient equipment. Right now.
Every day, health care workers are on the frontlines risking their lives to save others in the fight against coronavirus. Americans across the country expressed their support, admiration and gratitude for the selflessness and bravery of those doctors and nurses in an outpouring of thank you notes.
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The Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was lit up in a moving tribute to the health care workers who are battling coronavirus around the world.

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