Healthcare workers infected cannot get COVID-19 testing


This is why CNN and MSNBC labeled Trump's coronavirus briefings propaganda...

New York city healthcare workers protesting
In T-rump's Monday briefing, he said figures of infected healthcare workers would be made available. They have not been because "that total currently remains impossible to pin down." BuzzFeedNews also tells us...
"That’s both because health care workers are still struggling to access testing for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, if not being actively discouraged to do so, and because infections are being inconsistently tracked and in some cases uncounted at the state level."
And it gets much worse...
"At least 5,400 nurses, doctors, and other health care workers responding to the coronavirus outbreak in the United States have been infected by the disease, and dozens have died, according to a BuzzFeed News review of data reported by every state and Washington, DC. However, the true number is undoubtedly much higher, due to inconsistent testing and tracking."
MSNBC cuts off Trump COVID-19 briefing for airing Trump propaganda only... 


And here's a Florida worker's experience...
"After my shift, I was told we no longer can use two plastic gowns (1 for front and 1 for back), now the back one is replaced with a trash bag," a staffer in a Florida intensive care unit, who declined to be identified for fear of retaliation, told BuzzFeed News. 'This is getting ridiculous.'"
The entire dilemma can be attributed to Donald Trump's late start in seriously addressing COVID-19, and the his and his staff's incompetence in handling the operation since. Trump was notified of the potential severity of the coronavirus and the potential of a pandemic on January 18, by Alex Azar, Secretary of Health and Human Services. First, the Oval Office lunatic considered it a hoax, then for a period of time he blamed it on Democrats. This lasted into March.

BuzzFeedNews has documented activity on healthcare workers in all states and you can find yours here. But, as an example, the first state up, Alabama...
"So far, 393 health care workers have tested positive for COVID-19, or nearly 15% of confirmed cases in the state."
According to The Commonwealth Fund the United States ranks last in the protection of its healthcare workers compared with six other industrialized countries: Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. This is based on measures of quality, efficiency, access to care, equity, and the ability to lead long, healthy, and productive lives, according to a new Commonwealth Fund report. A pathetic position for our country to be in. 

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