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Nures hold memorial outside the Capitol

New report reveals widespread government failure to track and report data on Covid-19 deaths, testing, and infections

Today, National Nurses United (NNU) released a report, Sins of Omission: How Government Failures to Track Covid-19 Data Have Led to More Than 1,700 Health Care Worker Deaths and Jeopardize Public Health and a statement on Covid-19 data transparency. In both, NNU condemns the failure of federal and state governments to track and publicly report transparent, accurate, and timely data on the Covid-19 pandemic. The continued lack of detailed, consistent data endangers the health and lives of nurses, other health care workers, and their patients.

National Nurses United
September 28, 2020
Nurses hold sign "Safe Nurses, Safe Patients"

National Nurses United registered nurse members report ongoing denials of access to Covid-19 testing

Nine months into Covid-19, and with the winter flu season just around the corner, registered nurse members of National Nurses United report that they are routinely denied access by employers to Covid-19 testing -- even after confirmed exposures to Covid-positive patients and after they themselves have tested positive, but want assurances that they are no longer infectious and can return to work.

National Nurses United
September 22, 2020
Nurses holds signs "Racial Justice Now" and "Protect Nurses"

Registered nurses at Hines VA to rally over concerns of patient safety and systemic racism and discrimination

Registered nurses at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital will hold a rally on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 to alert the public to patient safety concerns and the systemic racism and discrimination in nursing assignments, announced National Nurses United today.

National Nurses United
September 22, 2020

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