The Massachusetts Nurses Association, with more than 23,000 members at 85 health care facilities, has not mobilized its membership in defense of the striking St. Vincent nurses and does not provide them guaranteed strike pay.
As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, evidence shows that burnout among health care workers is steadily increasing. On Facebook, health care workers share their feelings of exhaustion and distress.
Despite urgent warnings by health professionals and scientists, governments at state and federal levels are continuing to open up the economy.
The surge in cases of COVID-19 in Michigan is once again leading to a rapid rise in hospitalizations. However, a great portion of these is among younger people between the ages of 30 to 50.