Nurses Speak Out About Shortage of Equipment, Staff, Concerns for Family Members

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Nurse practitioner Gregory Pierre, right, administers a COVID-19 test to Matthew Sheriff, left, who is homeless, in a program administered by the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust during the new coronavirus pandemic, Thursday, April 16, 2020, in Miami. The Homeless Trust is targeting the senior population for testing, and is offering housing to those who test positive. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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Nurse practitioner Gregory Pierre, right, administers a COVID-19 test to Matthew Sheriff, left, who is homeless, in a program administered by the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust during the new coronavirus pandemic, Thursday, April 16, 2020, in Miami. The Homeless Trust is targeting the senior population for testing, and is offering housing to those who test positive. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

President Trump has issued a plan to reopen the nation’s economy on the same day with the highest COVID-19 deaths, 4,591.

Those on the front line of the coronavirus are risking their lives daily especially as the problem of lack of PPE, personal protection equipment, for many health care workers. April Ryan speaks with Martha Dawson, President, National Black Nurses Association.

Click ▶️ to listen to AURN Washington Bureau Chief April Ryan’s White House Report:

Medical personnel wearing protective equipment screen people referred by doctors for COVID-19 testing in a parking lot of FedEx Field, Monday, March 30, 2020, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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