NNU Nurses ask Congress to enact workplace protections, illustrate 164 COVID-19 deaths

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Nurses ask Congress to enact workplace protections, illustrate 164 COVID-19 deaths

ABC News

July 21, 2020


Two months ago, there were 88 pairs of shoes placed in front of the White House to represent the number of nurses who had died in the fight against the novel coronavirus, said National Nurses United union's Stephanie Simms. On Tuesday, 164 pairs of nurses' shoes were placed on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol. After laying out the shoes, members of the National Nurses United read the names of the 164 nurses who have died due to coronavirus....

They illustrated the grim statistic on Tuesday as they urged Congress to step up "in the absence of presidential leadership," to enact workplace protections for hospital employees, and provide more PPE for medical workers. Simms said that the House acted by passing the Heroes Act, and she urged the Senate to approve that measure...


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