“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.'
"It's completely abhorrent that this question should even come up."
“We should get the results in one or two days.”
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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.”
There's a lot of patients who we presumed have corona but we couldn't test them. We had to send them home and say, "Rest and fluids and come back if you feel like you’re dying."
“What's the point of testing if they're not going to get admitted to the hospital?”
That has a lot to do with why women of color and transgender women don't get the care they need.