The lack of a federal program has led to a 50-state scramble to secure badly needed personal protective equipment that was “unnecessary, chaotic,
Tally includes doctors, nurses and paramedics, as well as support staff such as hospital janitors, administrators and nursing home workers.
Because the public health system mostly operates in the background, it rarely gets the attention or funding it deserves ― until there’s a crisis.
The CDC recently said lower-grade surgical masks are “an acceptable alternative” to N95 masks, but critics say their use is almost certainly fueling illness among front-line health workers.
The coronavirus pandemic has driven down revenues of many clinics, community centers and other non-hospital providers.
While cutting benefits for ER doctors and other medical workers, The companies spent millions on ads targeting legislation to cap out-of-network costs.
“Lost on the Frontline”, a Guardian and Kaiser Health News collaboration, aims to document the lives of health care workers in the U.S. who die from COVID-19.
My first day in the ER was unlike anything I’d ever witnessed: a mix of a TV show like “Grey’s Anatomy” and something out of a triage tent in a war movie.
Health workers say they’re exhausted and burning out from the stress of treating a stream of critically ill patients in an overstretched health care system.
As prescriptions surge, Walgreens and CVS employees say they need more protective gear, cleaning supplies and sick pay.
One of a series of dispatches from clinicians and researchers operating on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.
The complaints from Washington also show the increasing sense of fear, frustration and powerlessness many nurses and other medical workers feel as COVID-19 pummels the health care system.
Anticipating a shortage of medical personnel to treat the influx of sick patients, officials put out a call for retired doctors, nurses and other medical professionals to work.
At some hospitals, staff said they are being told that, contrary to standard protocol of disposal after a single use, they should clean and reuse masks,