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Hospital nurses protesting working conditions they say are dangerous for patients.

As deadly coronavirus cases spiked this year and daily pressures intensified on hospital floors, nurses and health care workers across the country are finding strength in numbers and with labor actions not seen in years. Read more»

Staff shortages mean hospitals in many states are unprepared for another wave of COVID-19 patients.

Even as a new COVID-19 variant starts to spread in the United States, staff shortages have made it impossible for many hospitals to operate at full capacity and now they’re less prepared to manage an influx of patients this winter. Read more»

A February 2021 report from National Nurses United says staffing levels that don’t allow workers sufficient time to recognize and de-escalate possibly volatile situations.

Eighteen months after the start of the pandemic, front-line health care workers say they are experiencing an alarming rise in violence in their workplaces - something hospital executives were already attuned to workplace violence before the pandemic struck. Read more»

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, allowing as many as 5 million per month to be shipped overseas. FEMA issued the waiver in the final moments of Donald Trump’s presidency. Read more»

Personal protective care may be past it's expiration date but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says use them anyway.

Arizona and other states are receiving old or expired medical supplies from the federal stockpile that are more likely to fail, including the N95 masks that are essential to protect health care workers from COVID-19. Read more»

Hospitals in the United States aren't prepared for Ebola. Not what you want to hear right now, of course, but that's the warning being sounded by the very medical professionals who provide much of our health care and who'd be on the front lines of any Ebola outbreak in the United States: Nurses. Read more»