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France to give $9 billion in pay raises to health care workers – CNN

Castex, the Health Minister Olivier Véran and trade union representatives signed the agreement on Monday in Paris. In April, the French government said it would pay medical health care workers a bonus of up to $ 1,634 for treating Covid-19 patients. Hospital staff will receive $ 544 and those working directly in coronavirus-impacted areas will… Read More »

Florida health officials walk back report that more than 260 Orlando airport workers tested positive for COVID-19

A nurse administers a coronavirus test. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images) Even though it’s been reported that a whopping 260 workers at the Orlando International Airport have tested positive for the coronavirus, airport officials are pushing back to say that’s necessarily the case. READ MORE:  Scams on the rise during coronavirus pandemic Tuesday, Florida Gov.… Read More »

Health Care Workers Protect Us. It’s Time to Protect Them. – Harvard Business Review

Executive Summary Worker infections and deaths during the pandemic underscore the urgency. This is totally unacceptable. It underscores the need for health care organizations to take worker safety more seriously. This article offers five imperatives for health care leaders. If they adopt them, they can totally eliminate on-the-job injuries and illnesses. They are: 1) set a… Read More »

Health care workers say protesting racial injustice should be part of the job – STAT

Amid the dual crises of a global pandemic and a reckoning with systemic racial injustice, health workers and health educators are grappling with a momentous question that hovers between personal and professional: how much of an activist should a health care worker be? Doctors, epidemiologists, and nurses are increasingly abandoning their characteristic reticence in favor… Read More »

Memorial Day and the problem with comparing health care workers to soldiers – Vox.com

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, more than 90,000 health care workers have been infected with the virus, and many have died. To name a few, these have included: a beloved doctor who came out of retirement, a patient transporter in Illinois, a pharmacist in upstate New York, and a nursing home worker. And… Read More »

NASCAR honors frontline health care workers as drivers return to the track – CNN

The event is honoring health care workers as part of the The Real Heroes Project, a collaborative initiative among more than a dozen sports leagues to recognize and pay tribute to medical professionals on the front lines fighting Covid-19. NASCAR is one of the first professional sports leagues to resume competition amid the pandemic. “As… Read More »