Low pay and supply shortages have frontline nurses begging for relief

Low pay and supply shortages have frontline nurses begging for relief
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ATLANTA — If supply shortages weren’t forcing her to put her family’s health in danger, Sholanda Curry said she’d gladly be working on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic as an intensive care unit nurse.Instead, she works with a daily fear that she’ll become infected and pass the disease along to her husband and two children. So on Friday, Curry spent her lunch break standing outside the Atlanta VA Medical Center where she works, holding up a sign for passing cars that said, “Protect Nurses, Patients, Public Health.”She and the dozen or so other nurses and supporters were taking part i...


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