The Philippines, which currently has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in Southeast Asia, also has some of the lowest-paid frontline workers in the region, a study found.
Dispatches from a night shift at an Alberta ER, where nurses are tasked with telling visitors who can and can’t come inside.
“They call you a hero in public, and, behind closed doors, they cut your pay or fire you altogether."
Clashes over necessary protective equipment, social media policies, and volunteering in understaffed regions have led to terminations for many health care workers.
"It’s upsetting that it had to come to this point and that our safety wasn’t their first priority. We still have so much more work to do.”
'There’s been an entire loss of protocols around infection control because of the shortage of supplies. Instead we’re making them up as we go along.'
They don’t only risk infection, they also have to deal with emotional exhaustion and discrimination.
"It's completely abhorrent that this question should even come up."
“We should get the results in one or two days.”
The New York City doctors at the epicenter of the coronavirus crisis have found an unlikely ally: bikers.
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“I mean, I’m gonna get it. Am I going to die?”
“It felt like I was in a third-world country fabricating protective equipment for Ebola. I mean, this is incredibly rudimentary equipment.”