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Nurses hold signs "Racism is a Public Health Crisis"

UCSF nurses and frontline workers to hold Friday candlelight vigil demanding justice for Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and API communities

During the Covid-19 pandemic, nurses have seen firsthand how Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and Asian Pacific Islander (API) communities have been disproportionately harmed by lack of access to health services, exposure to the virus, lack of PPE, lack of testing, and economic peril due to historic racial disparities. UCSF nurses will hold a candlelight vigil Friday to demand justice for these patients.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
October 29, 2020

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Nurses hold signs "Racism is a Public Health Crisis"

This Juneteenth, Celebrating Black Freedom Means Caring About Black Health

“I can’t breathe,” Gary Fowler told three different metro Detroit emergency departments, as he begged for a COVID-19 test. He was dismissed and turned away each time. On April 7, 2020, sitting up in a recliner because breathing was so difficult, he died at age 56.

Bonnie Castillo, Executive Director of National Nurses United
June 18, 2020