Health Care Workers Who Gave All.
Of Fallen Providers that have been profiled, a majority (62%) were people of color. At least 31% were reported to have had inadequate personal protective equipment (PPE). Nearly one-third were immigrants. They all had one thing in common: They showed up to care for patients, despite the danger.
Steadfast, at great cost.
By the end of August, 2020, over 1000 healthcare workers in the U.S. had lost their lives to COVID-19, most due to treating infected patients. Even with some PPE shortages remedied, we're still losing about one hundred Providers a month while they accept risk to care for our infected acquaintances, friends, and family members.
Holding it together.
Under the unrelenting case counts in the worst hotspots, some of our frontline medical services Providers are feeling the effects of PTSD from this ordeal. Others won't know how much it has affected them for some time. Sadly, some face workplace environments whose policies discourage them from seeking counseling or mental support.
These Providers also deserve recognition and support.
And a crisis looms...
Our country came under this Covid-19 pandemic pressure already suffering a shortage of medical services professionals. COVID-19 threatens to make this dangerous situation worse. With your help we can work to better recognize and support these selfless professionals' so they'll be there when YOU need them.