“Those Of Us Who Don’t Die Are Going To Quit”

By J. David McSwane, Pro Publica. -

Nurse Kristen Cline was working a 12-hour shift in October at the Royal C. Johnson Veterans Memorial Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, when a code blue rang through the halls. A patient in [...]

Yuma Hospital Fires ER Doctor For Talking About COVID-19

By Jamie Landers, Arizona Republic. -

Dr. Cleavon Gilman, a well-known emergency-medicine physician, has been asked not to return to his work at Yuma Regional Medical Center for his social media posts about the severity of the [...]

‘This Strike Is A Fight For Our Lives’

By Jeff Schuhrke, In These Times. -

As a strike wave sweeps the U.S. health­care indus­try amid the Covid-19 pan­dem­ic, 700 front­line work­ers at 11 Chica­go-area nurs­ing homes have been on the pick­et lines since [...]

As Racism Plagues Health Care, Unions Offer A Treatment

By Alex J. Rouhandeh, The American Prospect. -

Like many nursing homes across the country, the Genesis HealthCare center in Greenville, Rhode Island, primarily houses white residents and employs people of color. Adelina Ramos, who’s Cape [...]

The Enraging Deja Vu Of A Third Coronavirus Wave

By Caroline Chen, ProPublica. -

As a health reporter covering the pandemic, I’ve experienced too many moments of deja vu. This summer, as the virus swept through the South, news footage of overwhelmed hospitals in Houston [...]

COVID-19 Cases Among Health Care Workers Under-Reported

By Kristian Hernandez, Fort Worth Star Telegram. -

Fiana Tulip spent the last 10 weeks trying to figure out how her mother, a health care worker in Dallas, contracted and died of COVID-19. Isabelle Papadimitriou, 64, was a respiratory [...]

During COVID-19, The Risk To Health Care Workers Has Never Been Greater

By Sam Pizzigati, Inequality. -

If you happen to provide health care services to actual Covid-19 patients — as a nurse or a doctor, an orderly or a physician’s assistant — this has been the year from hell. Amid the worst [...]

Nobody Accurately Tracks Health Care Workers Lost To COVID-19

By Nina Martin, ProPublica. -

Anesthesiologist Claire Rezba, scrolling through the news on her phone, was dismayed. “I felt like her sacrifice was really great and her child’s sacrifice was really great, and she was just this [...]

Humanity Protests Against The Crimes Of Death

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. -

On 23 July, World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced that the world now has 15 million people infected by COVID-19. ‘The pandemic has disrupted [...]

Nurse Strike Wave Grows

By Mike Elk, Payday Report. -

As the country undergoes a severe surge of COVID cases, many hospitals are still short of PPE. Nurses across the country went on strike this week demanding these vital protections.  This week, [...]

#WhiteCoatsForBlackLives Wants Racial Justice In Medicine

By Kim Brown, The Real News. -

In the weeks since the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, there have been daily sustained protests across the country advocating for the equality and liberation of vulnerable and marginalized [...]

Cops Out Of Our Unions And Hospitals

By Socialist Healthcare Workers, Left Voice. -

Over the last few weeks, thousands have spilled onto the streets, joining Black youth who rose up in response to the savage murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade and [...]

Health Workers March To Expose Racism As A Health Crisis

By Hannah Weinberger, Crosscut. -

Seattle, WA - Dr. Nkeirika Banda’s phone was vibrating. “I’m scared to check it,” said the HealthPoint family medicine resident. Her mom, who lives in Zambia, is a worrier — and Banda had just [...]

Health Is A Political Choice

By The Tricontinental. -

In the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948), Article 25 offers an expanded vision of what it could mean to be a human being. Human beings, it notes, have ‘the right to a [...]

Healthcare Workers: From ‘Heroes’ To Targets Of Police Repression

By Take Back the Bronx and FTP4 Medics, Left Voice. -

We healthcare workers were arrested and prevented from assessing many protesters with serious injuries who were cuffed on the ground crying for help, some visibly bleeding. Police informed us [...]

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