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The Rush Is On. Why Some Health Workers Feel Unsafe

Protective N-95 face masks lie on a table at an office in Washington, D.C. in this photo illustration. Eva Hambach/AFP via Getty Images
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Hospital workers in Southern California are on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic. And some of them, frankly, say they don't feel prepared.

“Right now, there’s a lack of supplies — specifically protective equipment, PPE’s — so we’re not feeling too safe because we still have to go home to our families...We should be the most informed and educated, since we're in the frontlines with these patients."

That's what one healthcare worker Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told us.

We talked to others at area hospitals who shared concerns about safety. worker turnover and concerns about the heathcare system being overwhelmed.


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