Stories tagged: "frontline workers"


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Here’s Why This Colorado Doctor Who Volunteered in NYC Thinks COVID-19 Will Change Medicine Forever

“It blows my mind when people don’t want to accept that it’s real. Things I’ve seen I’m never going to forget. It’s going to shape my career and the world … this isn’t going to go away, it’s going to change our lives.”

Workers line up to enter the Tyson Foods pork processing plant in Logansport, Ind., Thursday, May 7, 2020. In Cass County, home to the Tyson plant, confirmed coronavirus cases have surpassed 1,500. That’s given the county — home to about 38,000 residents — one of the nation’s highest per-capita infection rates. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
As Trump Urges States to Reopen, Thousands of Workers Are Falling Sick

“The people who are getting sick right now are generally people who are working,” Dr. Mark Escott, a regional health official, told city council members in Austin, Texas.“ That risk is going to increase the more people are working.”

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Workers Are Taking Jobs on the Frontlines Because They Have No Other Options

“My boss told us if we needed to find other jobs we could do it, but I need to keep my job where I'm kind of furloughed because I also still have both my sons on my health insurance. So I had to try to balance it all out."

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Lawmakers Ask Trump to Protect 30,000 Frontline Healthcare Workers in Danger of Deportation

“I voluntarily put my life at risk," said one DACA recipient who works as an intensive care nurse in California.

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Sen. Warren and Rep. Khanna Release ‘Essential Workers Bill of Rights’

“We have a responsibility to make sure essential workers have the protections they need, the rights they are entitled to, and the compensation they deserve.”