More than 9,000 health-care workers have contracted COVID-19, CDC says

According to CDC, more than 9,000 health workers have been infected with COVID-19 as of April 14.

Across the nation, doctors and nurses’ death tolls rise because of lack of protective equipment, National Nurses United said in a protest at the White House on April 21 in honor of nurses who have died of COVID-19. They demanded mass production of personal protective equipment.

Some doctors asked of their needs through SNS for items such as masks, gloves, and medical gowns.

At the protest, Debrah Burger, registered nurse and co-president of National Nurses United, said to USA Today, that “nurses protested today because we need to stop the spread of the virus and to do that, nurses and other health care workers need  the optimal personal protective equipment to do their jobs safely.”

According to a Monday press release, the New York State Nurses Association filed three lawsuits against the New York State Department of Health and two hospitals, Montefiore Medical Center and Westchester Medical Center, for failing to protect the health and safety of nurses treating COVID-19 patients.

According to WP, An Italian doctor died of COVID-19 after treating patients without gloves in March. In US, the first ER doctor died in NJ from COVID-19 complications on April 1.

A city in NJ uses drones to enforce social distancing, and anyone that violates this state order, will be find at least $ 1,000. As the drones are from China, some residents are concerned about drones taking private information while in the air.

Of course, some drone delivered medical supplies to health care facilities at the isolated rural area.


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