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Today is World Nursing Day, and I think we could all get behind a hashtag like #ThankYouNurses. But India's nursing staff need more than that, to keep fighting the second wave.
Few of us have any idea how much physical and psychological strain nurses have been enduring. A thread.
1. Before the pandemic, nursing as a profession was given little respect, *severely* underpaid, and thus understaffed across the country.
I spoke to Usha Krishna Kumar, of the Nurses' Welfare Association, on how we can support nurses better:
2. The daily demands in Covid wards, ICUs, but also home-care, are shattering - tending to routine care, medical crises and deaths, every day, all in full PPE in the summer heat.
What reward do many nurses receive for risking their lives to save ours? Rs 15,000-20,000 per month.
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Today, on #NationalNursesDay, we visited local hospitals, with lights and sirens activated, to show appreciation for our healthcare workers. We stand with you. @GreshamPD @PortlandPolice @GreshamFire @PDXFire @ORStatePolice @OHSUNews @OHSUDoernbecher @OurLegacyHealth #WeAreHereNW ImageImageImageImage
We appreciate your courage and dedication. Keep up the fight! #WeGotThisPDX #WeAreHereNW #ThankYouNurses ImageImageImageImage
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.@GovHolcomb about to begin his daily #coronavirus briefing.
.@StateHealthIN Commissioner Kristina Box is back, after missing the last several briefings due to the death of her father.
Box's opening statement returns to a q from yesterday, noting that Indiana has the highest infection rate of any state which is moving to reopen. She says IN has more cases because of the high number of Hoosiers with underlying health conditions.
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