'No armor' - New York nurses decry lack of coronavirus equipment

'No armor' - New York nurses decry lack of coronavirus equipment

New York (AFP) - "Soldiers don't go to war without guns, why should nurses come to work without protective equipment?" asked Leyrose McIntyre, one of around 30 nurses demonstrating outside a New York hospital on Thursday.The protest, rare in the age of social distancing, was over a lack of masks, gowns, and other protective equipment for health workers treating coronavirus patients in the epicenter of America's deadly pandemic.New York has recorded almost 100,000 confirmed cases -- including some 2,300 deaths -- and the nurses say a shortage of equipment is putting their lives at risk.Led by t...


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