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Fauci Thanks US Health Workers for Sacrifices but Admits PPE Shortages Drove Up Death Toll

Dr. Anthony Fauci thanked America’s health care workers, who “every single day put themselves at risk” during the pandemic, even as he acknowledged that PPE shortages had contributed...

12 Months of Trauma: More Than 3,600 US Health Workers Died in Covid’s First Year

This story also ran on The Guardian. It can be republished for free. More than 3,600 U.S. health care workers perished in the first year of the pandemic, according to “Lost on the Frontline,R...

Web Event: The Crucial Role of Home Health Workers, Unsung Heroes of the Pandemic

Even as the pandemic took a devastating toll on health care workers and older adults in the United States, many home care workers reported to work and provided vital care to vulnerable people despite ...

‘Super-Sized’ Vaccine Clinic Offers Food Workers Some Relief

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Cristina Davila wasn’t used to being happy about waiting in line. As a server at the Navy Proof Restaurant and Bar, the specter of covid has weighed heavily on her mind for ...

Feds OK’d Export of Millions of N95 Masks as U.S. Workers Cried for More

This story also ran on CNN. It can be republished for free. In the midst of a national shortage of N95 masks, the U.S. government quietly granted an exception to its export ban on protective gear, all...

To Vaccinate Veterans, Health Care Workers Must Cross Mountains, Plains and Tundra

This story also ran on Time. It can be republished for free. A Learjet 31 took off before daybreak from Helena Regional Airport in Montana, carrying six Veterans Affairs medical providers and 250 dose...

Prominent Scientists Call on CDC to Better Protect Workers From Covid

A prominent group of academics is pressing the Biden administration to move faster and take stronger action to protect high-risk workers from airborne exposure to the coronavirus, urging enforceable s...

Older Workers & COVID-19: The Harsh Economic Realities

SCEPA’s Retirement Equity Lab (ReLab) and The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) discuss the harsh economic effects of COVID-19 on some of our most vulnerable workers — older workers. The COVID-19 ...

Health Workers and Hospitals Grapple With Millions of Counterfeit N95 Masks

This story also ran on NBC News. It can be republished for free. Thousands of counterfeit 3M respirators have slipped past U.S. investigators in recent months, making it to the cheeks and chins of hea...

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