• ‘It's Getting Worse.' Nursing Home Workers Confront Risks in Facilities Devastated by Coronavirus

    1 month ago - By Time

    Days before she tested positive for COVID-19 in early April, Tanya Beckford was already worried about dying because of the conditions in the Connecticut nursing home where she has worked for 23 years. She wasn't feeling well and says she and her co-workers, facing a shortage of masks, gloves and gowns , had started wearing plastic trash bags over their uniforms for protection as they cared for infected residents.
    Beckford, a certified nursing assistant in the Alzheimer's unit at Newington Rapid Recovery Rehab Center in Newington, Connecticut, had been running a low-grade fever but says the...
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  • In Canada's COVID-19 capital, bone-weary nurses plead for summer break

    In Canada's COVID-19 capital, bone-weary nurses plead for summer break

    1 month ago - By Reuters

    Quebec nurses and orderlies are pleading for time off this summer, ahead of a possible second wave of coronavirus infections in the fall, as Canada's hardest-hit province from the virus wrestles with a staffing crunch in its health sector.
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