BREAKING—huge CDC report on hospitalized healthcare workers w/ #COVID19, which comprise 1 in 16.7 (6%) of all hospitalized cases!

📌10% hospitalized had zero risk factor! (Median age only 49, so not old at all)

📌Whopping 36% hospitalized were nurses! 🧵…
2) It gets worse, despite being healthcare workers themselves, of these hospitalized #COVID19 HCWs:

📌Approximately 28% of these patients were admitted to an intensive care unit

📌16% required invasive mechanical ventilation

📌4% died

And gets worse for blacks...
3) And a whopping *52%* of all hospitalized healthcare workers were Black.

Contrast: Blacks are 13% of the U.S. population, and blacks constitute only 5% of all doctors and 10% of nurses.

➡️ Yet, somehow 52% of all hospitalized HCWs with #COVID19!
4) also notice that 75% of all hospitalized HCW #COVID19 cases were under age 57! Half again under age 49. This is not some elderly population. And plus remember 10% of these hospitalized HCWs also had zero risk factors.

➡️ COVID is damn serious people! Not some hoax.
5) All the while, HCW have to not only reuse N95 masks, but sometimes have to *SHARE* N95 masks with each other! Which is utterly horrifying.

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