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March 20, 2020

Global Nurses United News Round-Up – March 16, 2020

Australia

  https://www.examiner.com.au/story/6671957/nurses-and-midwives-celebrated-with-new-campaign/ Headline: Celebrating the role of nurses and midwives in Tasmania with new campaign   https://www.miragenews.com/anmf-calls-for-equal-rights-this-international-women-s-day/ Headline: ANMF calls for equal Rights this International women’s day   https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/banks-unions-women-s-advocates-unite-in-call-for-super-payments-on-parental-leave-20200306-p547fr.html Headline: Banks, unions, women’s advocates unite in call for super payments on parental leave   https://www.smh.com.au/national/an-icu-age-limit-rationing-lifesaving-care-to-cope-with-covid-19-is-an-ethical-minefield-20200313-p549qc.html Headline: Rationing care to cope with COVID-19 should never be based on age alone   https://www.gloucesteradvocate.com.au/story/6665789/rally-to-keep-high-level-of-care-in-new-nursing-home/ Headline: A rally to support keeping high level of care in new Gloucester nursing home    

Canada

 
The latest numbers of COVID-19 cases in Canada
Headline: The latest numbers of COVID-19 cases in Canada   https://www.timescolonist.com/better-protections-needed-for-health-care-workers-during-covid-19-advocates-1.24095018 Headline: Better protections needed for health-care workers during COVID-19: advocates   https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-senior-care-facilities-are-especially-vulnerable-to-covid-19-outbreaks/ Headline: Senior care facilities are especially vulnerable to COVID-19 outbreaks  
Coronavirus pandemic? What a peculiar time for the health minister to pursue a fight with Alberta’s physicians
Headline: CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC? WHAT A PECULIAR TIME FOR THE HEALTH MINISTER TO PURSUE A FIGHT WITH ALBERTA’S PHYSICIANS   https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-ontario-shifts-policy-on-precautions-for-health-workers-in-coronavirus/ Headline: Ontario shifts policy on precautions for health workers in coronavirus outbreak   https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/ureport/article/2001363345/iwd-how-women-s-role-in-human-history-has-been-downplayed Headline: IWD: How women’s role in human history has been downplayed  
Exclusive: Millions of masks stockpiled in Canada’s Ontario expired before coronavirus hit
Headline: Exclusive: Millions of masks stockpiled in Canada’s Ontario expired before coronavirus hit   https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/926680 Headline: COVID-19: Who’s Protecting the Protectors?   https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/letters/article-march-7-alberta-seems-locked-in-the-past-with-neither-care-nor/ Headline: March 7: ‘Alberta seems locked in the past, with neither care nor vision for the future.’ Readers react to Alberta’s oil-friendly budget, plus other letters to the editor   https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-caring-for-the-most-at-risk-how-life-in-long-term-care-homes-is/ Headline: Caring for the most at-risk: How life in long-term care homes is changing with the coronavirus   NDP urges Alberta government not to lay off nurses amid coronavirus pandemic, UCP says resources will remain Headline: NDP urges Alberta government not to lay off nurses amid coronavirus pandemic, UCP says resources will remain   https://leaderpost.com/news/saskatchewan/nurses-union-demands-respirators-for-members-calls-sask-covid-19-planning-disorganized/ Headline: Nurses’ union demands respirators for members, calls Sask. COVID-19 planning ‘disorganized’   https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/sask-healthline-811-covid-19-1.5497008 Headline: Callers to Sask. 811 HealthLine experiencing long waits in wake of COVID-19   https://thestarphoenix.com/news/local-news/sask-nursing-homes-closely-watching-covid-19/ Headline: Sask. nursing homes closely watching COVID-19   Health care preparations ramping up as COVID-19 appears in Manitoba Headline: Health care preparations ramping up as COVID-19 appears in Manitoba   https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/manitoba-covid-equipment-1.5492577 Headline: Manitoba plans to purchase $35M worth of masks, sanitizer and other gear to protect against COVID-19   https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/covid-19-screening-protocols-1.5491163 Headline: Nova Scotia Health Authority to open dedicated COVID-19 testing sites Tuesday   https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/nova-scotia-covid-19-testing-sites-1.5492624 Headline: Appointments needed to access Nova Scotia COVID-19 assessment sites   https://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/sante/202003/10/01-5264061-budget-embaucher-plus-de-personnel-et-cibler-les-populations-vulnerables.php Titre: Budget : embaucher plus de personnel et cibler les populations vulnérables Headline: Budget: hire more staff and target vulnerable populations   https://quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/coronavirus-federation-interprofessionnelle-sante-infirmieres-covid-19_qc_5e6b8e96c5b6bd8156f60cea Titre: Coronavirus: les infirmières manquent d’information Headline: Coronavirus: nurses lack information    

India

  https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/coronavirus-its-imperative-to-keep-healthcare-workers-safe/article31032069.ece Headline: Coronavirus: It’s imperative to keep healthcare workers safe    

Ireland

  https://www.rte.ie/news/coronavirus/2020/0307/1120807-nurse-midwives-recruitment-ban/ Headline: Nurse and midwife recruitment ban lifted – INMO   https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/hospital-trolley-numbers-fall-steeply-amid-covid-19-preparations-1.4198663 Headline: Hospital trolley numbers fall steeply amid Covid-19 preparations   https://jerseyeveningpost.com/news/uk-news/2020/03/07/new-case-of-coronavirus-identified-in-east-of-ireland/ Headline: New case of coronavirus identified in east of Ireland   https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/hse-highlights-major-drop-in-trolley-numbers-since-start-of-coronavirus-outbreak-987752.html Headline: HSE highlights major drop in trolley numbers since start of coronavirus outbreak   https://kfmradio.com/news/09032020-1156/listen-talks-underway-retired-nurses-returning-work-over-covid-19 Headline: Listen: Talks Underway On Retired Nurses Returning To Work Over Covid-19   https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/fall-in-trolley-numbers-linked-to-less-gp-referrals-due-to-covid-19-986855.html Headline: Fall in trolley numbers linked to less GP referrals due to Covid 19   https://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/siptu-say-hse-emergency-plans-for-coronavirus-outbreak-are-unworkable-986606.html Headline: Siptu say HSE emergency plans for coronavirus outbreak are ‘unworkable’   https://www.independent.ie/world-news/coronavirus/nobody-should-face-abuse-at-work-inmo-urges-public-to-be-understanding-as-doctors-and-nurses-face-increasing-pressure-39039597.html Headline: ‘Nobody should face abuse at work’ – INMO urges public to be understanding as doctors and nurses face increasing pressure   https://kfmradio.com/news/13032020-1315/inmo-postpone-annual-conference-over-covid-19 Headline: INMO Postpone Annual Conference Over Covid 19.    

Israel

  https://www.ynetnews.com/article/SyyHSytrI Headline: Health Ministry: 143 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Israel    

Italy

  https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/world/italian-nurses-share-the-startling-reality-of-fighting-the-pandemic/ar-BB113TN0 Headline: Italian nurses share the startling reality of fighting the pandemic    

New Zealand

  https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12315737 Headline: Do doctors with pre-existing health issues have to work during the coronavirus pandemic?   https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/existing-staff-may-not-enough-recently-retired-doctors-nurses-could-return-battle-coronavirus Headline: ‘Existing staff may not be enough’ – Recently retired doctors, nurses could return to battle coronavirus   https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/120095024/coronavirus-assurances-falling-on-deaf-ears-for-atlimit-nz-health-workers Headline: Coronavirus: NZ hospitals ‘stretched to breaking point’ as dozens of staff self-isolate  
Recognising the role of nurses and midwives in 2020
Headline: Recognising the role of nurses and midwives in 2020    

Paraguay

  https://www.abc.com.py/nacionales/2020/03/12/covid-19-enfermeros-lamentan-falta-de-agua-y-equipos-de-proteccion/ Titular: Covid-19: enfermeros lamentan falta de agua y equipos de protección Headline: Covid-19: nurses regret lack of water and protective equipment   https://www.ultimahora.com/medicos-y-enfermeras-se-sienten-desprotegidos-y-claman-equipos-n2874636.html Titular: Médicos y enfermeras se sienten desprotegidos y claman por equipos Headline: Doctors and nurses feel unprotected and clamor for equipment    

Philippines

 
Avoiding sea of blood rather than sea of red ink
Headline: Avoiding sea of blood rather than sea of red ink   https://www.manilastandard.net/gallery/-news-in-photos/319529/health-concerns.html Headline: Health concerns   https://journal.com.ph/news/nation/health-workers-umaalma-na Headline: Health workers umaalma na    

Portugal

  https://www.dnoticias.pt/pais/desconvocada-greve-de-6-feira-dos-trabalhadores-dos-sams-do-sul-e-ilhas-HJ5902669 Manchete: Desconvocada greve de 6.ª feira dos trabalhadores dos SAMS do Sul e Ilhas Headline: Sixth strike for SAMS do Sul and Islands workers is called off    

South Korea

  http://bogun.nodong.org/xe/KHMU_Info/570745 Headline: Please Support Health Care workers    

Spain

  https://www.lavanguardia.com/local/madrid/20200313/474107969680/satse-alerta-de-que-no-hay-enfermeras-con-experiencia-en-uci-para-abrir-1000-nuevas-camas.html Titular: Satse alerta de que no hay enfermeras con experiencia en UCI para abrir 1.000 nuevas camas Headline: Satse warns that there are not enough nurses with ICU experience to open 1,000 new beds   https://www.lasprovincias.es/sociedad/salud/urgen-enfermeras-20200312155142-nt.html Titular: Urgen enfermeras: «Me han llamado de seis hospitales en un día» Headline: Nurses urgent: “I have been called by six hospitals in one day”   https://www.diariocordoba.com/noticias/opinion/enfermeras-crisis_1359382.html Titular: Enfermeras ante la crisis Headline: Nurses facing the crisis   https://www.malagahoy.es/malaga/Satse-sentencia-SAS-reconocer-profesional_ 0_1444955827.html Titular: Satse gana una sentencia que obliga al SAS a reconocer la carrera profesional a un enfermero eventual Headline: Satse wins a decision that forces the SAS to recognize the professional career of a temporary nurse    

United Kingdom

  https://londonist.com/london/opinion/whats-it-like-being-nurse-in-london-nhs Headline: “I’m A Nurse In London – Don’t Underestimate What We Do”   https://www.forbes.com/sites/freylindsay/2020/03/11/the-uk-needs-immigrants-to-work-in-its-health-service-the-chancellor-just-gave-them-a-reason-not-to-come/#4cc10da837a1   Headline: The U.K. Needs Immigrants To Work In Its Health Service. The Chancellor Just Gave Them A Reason Not To Come.  
Report on practice nurse terms and conditions expected this year
Headline: Report on practice nurse terms and conditions expected this year   https://www.nursinginpractice.com/vaccinations-infections/rcn-cancels-representatives%E2%80%99-conference-because-coronavirus Headline: RCN cancels representatives’ conference because of coronavirus  
‘The cost of living is making nurses leave the capital’
Headline: ‘The cost of living is making nurses leave the capital’  
Concern over impact on nurses if schools close due to Covid-19
Headline: Concern over impact on nurses if schools close due to Covid-19    

United States

  https://www.rollcall.com/2020/03/13/hospitals-want-to-kill-a-policy-shielding-nurses-from-covid-19-because-there-arent-enough-masks/?fbclid=IwAR2Ss8byeo7sdURSZKT5JFqUf-nheLpYSt_PJjGVrfTiOi_k6HhnCkzP8Ck Headline: Hospitals want to kill a policy shielding nurses from COVID-19 because there aren’t enough masks   https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/it-failing-let-s-admit-it-fauci-says-coronavirus-testing-n1157036 Headline: ‘It is a failing. Let’s admit it,’ Fauci says of coronavirus testing capacity  
Coronavirus: California nurses slam hospitals, CDC for not doing enough to protect them
Headline: Coronavirus: California nurses slam hospitals, CDC for not doing enough to protect them   https://www.wrdw.com/nbc26/content/news/Local-nurses-unite-to-demand-better-protection-while-treating-patients-with-the-coronavirus-568711341.html Headline: Local nurses unite to demand better protection while treating coronavirus patients   https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/health-and-medicine/article241103626.html Headline: Nurses protest, say CDC rolled back protection for those treating coronavirus patients   https://abc7.com/6004155/ Headline: Coronavirus: Nurses rally outside USC Keck Hospital over resources to fight pandemic   https://www.ajc.com/news/nurses-union-holding-rallies-wednesday-including-georgia-protest-cdc-coronavirus-efforts/uIxm7cEvz2frg57PbnXQgN/ Headline: Nurses’ union holding rallies Wednesday, including Georgia, to protest CDC coronavirus efforts   https://www.democracynow.org/2020/3/11/nurses_frontline_healthcare_workers_coronavirus_protections Headline: Nurses on the Frontlines of Coronavirus Pandemic Demand More Protection & Medicare for All  
As coronavirus toll rises, so does health care workers’ alarm
Headline: As coronavirus toll rises, so does health care workers’ alarm   https://www.wpr.org/cuts-wisconsin-hospitals-push-nurses-limit Headline: Cuts In Wisconsin Hospitals Push Nurses To The Limit   https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/11/21174210/coronovirus-illinois-cook-county-health-national-nurses-united Headline: ‘Mass confusion:’ Nurses union says health officials are unprepared for coronavirus  
Nurses Hold Day Of Action To Protest CDC’s Coronavirus Containment Measures
Headline: Nurses Hold Day Of Action To Protest CDC’s Coronavirus Containment Measures   https://www.bizjournals.com/sacramento/news/2020/03/11/local-dignity-kaiser-nurses-protest-over-worker.html Headline: Local Dignity, Kaiser nurses protest over worker safety amid COVID-19 outbreak   https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/03/10/face-mask-shortage-prompts-cdc-loosen-coronavirus-guidance/ Headline: Face mask shortage prompts CDC to loosen coronavirus guidance   https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/3/11/21175105/coronavirus-unions-sick-leave-debt-forgiveness-mortgage-payments-shut-offs-evictions Headline: Citing coronavirus, labor coalition demands 15 days paid sick leave, triple the city mandate   https://www.wrdw.com/nbc26/content/news/Local-nurses-unite-to-demand-better-protection-while-treating-patients-with-the-coronavirus-568711341.html Headline: Local nurses unite to demand better protection while treating coronavirus patients   https://www.freep.com/story/news/health/2020/03/09/bernie-sanders-coronavirus-vaccine-free-covid-19-outbreak/5003001002/ Headline: Bernie Sanders says he’d make coronavirus vaccine free, blasts Trump’s outbreak response   https://jacobinmag.com/2020/03/bernie-sanders-coronavirus-science-policy-donald-trump-cruise-ship-pence Headline: Sanders Is Offering a Science-Based Coronavirus Policy. Trump Wants a Cruise-Ship-Industry Bailout.  
Surging Health Care Worker Quarantines Raise Concerns As Coronavirus Spreads
Headline: Surging Health Care Worker Quarantines Raise Concerns As Coronavirus Spreads   https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-ci-activists-coronavirus-20200307-peoxdaunn5exfbgbqryz36baoy-story.html Headline: Activists urge Baltimore officials to support the vulnerable, be proactive in preparing for arrival of coronavirus  
National Nurses United Issues Grave Warning on Coronavirus
Headline: National Nurses United Issues Grave Warning on Coronavirus  
As coronavirus toll rises, so does health care workers’ alarm
Headline: As coronavirus toll rises, so does health care workers’ alarm   https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/11/21174210/coronovirus-illinois-cook-county-health-national-nurses-united Headline: ‘Mass confusion:’ Nurses union says health officials are unprepared for coronavirus  
Nurses Hold Day Of Action To Protest CDC’s Coronavirus Containment Measures
Headline: Nurses Hold Day Of Action To Protest CDC’s Coronavirus Containment Measures   https://nypost.com/2020/03/12/fauci-says-us-coronavirus-testing-response-is-failing/ Headline: Fauci says US coronavirus testing response is ‘failing’   https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/03/10/insane-and-cruel-watch-nurse-rip-question-how-us-can-afford-make-coronavirus-vaccine Headline: ‘Insane and Cruel’: Watch Nurse Rip Question on How US Can Afford to Make Coronavirus Vaccine Free   https://www.newsweek.com/nurses-protest-coronavirus-california-cdc-1491873 Headline: NURSES PROTEST ACROSS COUNTRY OVER ‘MASS CONFUSION’ ON HOW TO PREPARE FOR CORONAVIRUS  
U.S. airport screeners, health workers plagued by fear and anger as coronavirus spreads
Headline: U.S. airport screeners, health workers plagued by fear and anger as coronavirus spreads   https://wlos.com/news/local/local-support-leaders-employees-rally-to-support-asheville-nurses-union-efforts Headline: Local support: Leaders, employees rally to support Asheville nurses’ union efforts   https://www.bizjournals.com/sacramento/news/2020/03/11/local-dignity-kaiser-nurses-protest-over-worker.html Headline: Local Dignity, Kaiser nurses protest over worker safety amid COVID-19 outbreak   https://ajot.com/insights/full/ai-u.s-nurses-coronavirus-survey-u.s-hospitals-and-u.s-government-are-unprepared-to-prevent-virus-spread Headline: U.S. nurses’ coronavirus survey: U.S. hospitals and U.S. government are unprepared to prevent virus spread   https://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2020/03/07/mission-nurses-asheville-nc-unionize-hca-mission-hospital/4985897002/ Headline: Mission nurses seek union election. What happens now?  
Facts, lies, and the uninsured: Making sense of Medicare for All
Headline: Facts, lies, and the uninsured: Making sense of Medicare for All   https://wlos.com/news/local/we-stand-with-you-mayor-chairman-release-statement-on-nurse-union-efforts-in-asheville Headline: ‘We stand with you’: Mayor, chairman release statement on nurse union efforts in Asheville   https://abc7.com/nurses-rally-outside-usc-keck-hospital-over-resources-to-fight-coronavirus/6004155/ Headline: Coronavirus: Nurses rally outside USC Keck Hospital over resources to fight pandemic  
As CDC further weakens COVID-19 guidance, nurses outraged by failed federal, state, local, employer efforts
Headline: As CDC further weakens COVID-19 guidance, nurses outraged by failed federal, state, local, employer efforts   https://www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com/articles/19529-coronavirus-outbreak-nurses-union-calls-on-osha-to-issue-emergency-standard Headline: Coronavirus pandemic: Nurses union calls on OSHA to issue emergency standard   https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2020/03/09/560563.htm Headline: Workers on Coronavirus Front Lines Fear Protections Are Inadequate   https://kmph.com/news/local/california-nurses-say-hospitals-are-not-prepared-for-coronavirus Headline: California nurses say hospitals are not prepared for Coronavirus   https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2020/mar/08/hospitals-in-state-get-prepared-2020030/?news Headline: Hospitals in state prepare against coronavirus threat   https://www.cvindependent.com/index.php/en-US/news/local-issues/item/5792-protecting-the-care-givers-as-the-coronavirus-toll-rises-so-do-concerns-about-health-care-workers-safety Headline: Protecting the Care Givers: As the Coronavirus Toll Rises, So Do Concerns About Health-Care Workers’ Safety   http://www.derbyinformer.com/news/national/nurse-us-hospitals-are-not-ready-for-coronavirus/video_ff31c4a1-c43a-566f-ad2d-216ce9eeaa08.html Headline: Nurse: US hospitals are not ready for coronavirus   https://www.kcrw.com/news/shows/kcrw-features/california-nurse-coronavirus Headline: California nurse says people with coronavirus symptoms are ‘not being tested’   https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8086877/Nurse-quarantine-symptoms-treating-coronavirus-patient-slams-lack-testing.html Headline: California nurse says she is STUCK in quarantine after coming in contact with coronavirus patient because ‘ridiculous and uneducated’ CDC is refusing to give her a test for the disease  
The Coronavirus Gender Gap
Headline: The Coronavirus Gender Gap     https://www.dallasnews.com/news/public-health/2020/03/10/gov-abbott-asks-insurers-to-drop-co-pays-other-costs-for-coronavirus-testing/ Headline: Gov. Abbott asks insurers to drop co-pays, other costs for coronavirus testing  
Coronavirus response: Lawmakers prefer helping workers but Trump pushes tax cuts
Headline: Coronavirus response: Lawmakers prefer helping workers but Trump pushes tax cuts   https://sfpublicpress.org/news/2020-03/nurses-say-covid-19-guidelines-poor-communication-increase-risk Headline: Nurses Say COVID-19 Guidelines, Poor Communication Increase Risk   https://abc7news.com/health/healthcare-workers-concerned-about-safety-as-covid-19-cases-rise/6004679/ Headline: Coronavirus Outbreak: Nurses, healthcare workers concerned about their safety as COVID-19 cases rise  
Coronavirus: California nurses slam hospitals, CDC for not doing enough to protect them
Headline: Coronavirus: California nurses slam hospitals, CDC for not doing enough to protect them  
Walters: Is California facing a looming shortage of nurses?
Headline: Walters: Is California facing a looming shortage of nurses?  
Barton nurses hold candlelight vigil for workplace violence, COVID-19 awareness
Headline: Barton nurses hold candlelight vigil for workplace violence, COVID-19 awareness   https://www.desertsun.com/story/news/health/2020/03/11/coronavirus-palm-springs-area-councilman-calls-early-spring-break/5023192002/ Headline: Coronavirus: Fifth patient confirmed in Coachella Valley as pandemic is declared worldwide   https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-hospitals-face-major-challenges-as-coronavirus-spreads-11584056336 Headline: U.S. Hospitals Face Major Challenges as Coronavirus Spreads   https://www.newsweek.com/coronavirus-outbreak-update-death-toll-new-cases-kansas-georgia-new-york-1492238 Headline: CORONAVIRUS U.S. OUTBREAK UPDATE, DEATH TOLL HITS 41, WITH NEW CASES IN KANSAS, GEORGIA, NEW YORK   https://www.postbulletin.com/life/health/coronavirus-cases-speed-action-at-minnesota-capitol-as-potential-closure/article_1e6f4674-64b2-11ea-b315-1796ad04e58f.html Headline: Coronavirus cases speed action at Minnesota Capitol as potential closure looms  
Firefighters and nurses are bringing their coronavirus concerns to Capitol
Headline: Firefighters and nurses are bringing their coronavirus concerns to Capitol

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