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March 9, 2020

Global Nurses United News Round-Up – March 8, 2020

Australia

  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8075705/Australias-nurses-warn-theres-not-staff-deal-coronavirus-outbreak.html Headline: Australia’s nurses warn there’s not enough staff to deal with a coronavirus outbreak   https://www.miragenews.com/anmf-calls-on-government-to-protect-nursing-home-residents-and-staff/ Headline: ANMF calls on Government to protect nursing home residents and staff   https://www.dailyexaminer.com.au/news/how-lower-clarence-community-saved-their-hospital/3959901/ Headline: How Lower Clarence community saved their hospital   https://www.greenleft.org.au/content/privatising-hospitals-makes-people-sick Headline: Privatising hospitals makes people sick   https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-06/queensland-authorities-checking-coronavirus-readiness/12031844 Headline: Coronavirus readiness in spotlight as new cases keep coming, supermarkets limit toilet paper purchases    

Canada

  COVID-19: Canada’s public health agency weighs stronger protection for workers Headline: COVID-19: Canada’s public health agency weighs stronger protection for workers   https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/analysis/lessons-from-sars-are-being-ignored-568473022.html Headline: Lessons from SARS are being ignored   https://www.toronto.com/news-story/9876607-officials-seek-to-reassure-canadians-that-health-care-system-is-ready-to-deal-with-surge-in-coronavirus-cases-if-needed/ Headline: Officials seek to reassure Canadians that health care system is ready to deal with surge in coronavirus cases if needed   https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2020/02/29/public-health-agency-weighs-stronger-covid-19-protection-for-front-line-workers.html Headline: Public health agency weighs stronger COVID-19 protection for front-line workers   https://www.iheartradio.ca/newstalk-1010/news/talks-break-off-between-nurses-and-ontario-hospital-association-1.10630516 Headline: TALKS BREAK OFF BETWEEN NURSES AND ONTARIO HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION   https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1706720323693 Headline: How to plan and prepare for a wider COVID-19 outbreak  
Public sector workers rally against government cuts
Headline: Public sector workers rally against government cuts   $100M to go to moving, merging and upgrading Alberta's operating rooms to cut wait times Headline: $100M to go to moving, merging and upgrading Alberta’s operating rooms to cut wait times   https://leaderpost.com/news/local-news/sha-to-explore-private-parkade-at-regina-general-hospital Headline: SHA to explore private parkade at Regina General Hospital  
Nurses Union happy about proposed RGH parkade
Headline: Nurses Union happy about proposed RGH parkade   https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/province-sends-updated-coronavirus-guidance-to-ers-urgent-care-centres-568466872.html Headline: Province sends updated coronavirus guidance to ERs, urgent care centres   https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/still-no-confirmed-cases-of-coronavirus-after-97-manitobans-tested-568541922.html Headline: Still no confirmed cases of coronavirus after 97 Manitobans tested   https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/covid-newfoundland-labrador-1.5485371 Headline: As N.L. prepares for COVID-19, concerns rise among nurses about protection   https://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/sante/202002/29/01-5262857-coronavirus-premier-cas-confirme-au-quebec-quatre-autres-personnes-en-isolement.php Titre: Coronavirus: premier cas confirmé au Québec, quatre autres personnes en isolement Headline: Coronavirus: first confirmed case in Quebec, four other people in isolation   https://www.journaldemontreal.com/2020/03/01/le-cisss-des-laurentides-somme-de-securiser-les-urgences-1 Titre: Le CISSS des Laurentides sommé de sécuriser les urgences Headline: Demands for CISSS des Laurentides to secure ERs    

Dominican Republic

 
Sinatrae denuncia personal de salud aún no ha sido capacitado para asistir casos coronavirus
Titular: Sinatrae denuncia personal de salud aún no ha sido capacitado para asistir casos coronavirus Headline: Sinatrae denounces health personnel has not yet been trained to assist coronavirus cases    

Ireland

  https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/coronavirus-nurses-midwives-to-be-paid-if-not-working-says-union-1.4190339 Headline: Coronavirus: Nurses, midwives to be paid if not working, says union   https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/nurses-say-10-500-people-requiring-admission-waited-for-bed-in-february-1.4190247 Headline: Nurses say 10,500 people requiring admission waited for bed in February   https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/i-think-we-should-postpone-it–expert-calls-for-govt-to-cancel-st-patricks-day-parades-985530.html Headline: ‘I think we should postpone it’ – Expert calls for Govt to cancel St Patrick’s Day parades   https://www.echolive.ie/corknews/High-numbers-waiting-on-beds-in-Cork-hospitals-this-morning-f7b92f04-a82f-49a5-9b1e-63f3e9fdeb3e-ds Headline: High numbers waiting on beds in Cork hospitals this morning   https://www.thesun.ie/news/5164882/coronavirus-irish-health-cant-cope-outbreak-inmo/ Headline: BED SHORTAGE Coronavirus – Irish health system ‘can’t cope’ with serious Covid-19 outbreak, INMO spokesman says   https://www.rte.ie/news/coronavirus/2020/0303/1119956-coronavirus-employment-sick-leave/ Headline: Employers should pay staff if self-isolating, says ICTU   https://www.rte.ie/news/coronavirus/2020/0302/1119787-workforce/ Headline: What are financial implications of Covid-19 for workers?   https://www.echolive.ie/corknews/Almost-500-patients-on-trolleys-CUH-worst-affected-hospital–daf0b7f3-9745-45c6-932f-ab999f939be6-ds Headline: Almost 500 patients on trolleys- CUH worst affected hospital   https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/ireland-plays-the-waiting-game-on-covid-19-tq6rqq6bb Headline: Ireland plays the waiting game on Covid-19    

Kenya

  https://www.nation.co.ke/counties/kisumu/Nyongo-says-no-health-crisis-in-Kisumu/1954182-5474952-tlfiunz/index.html Headline: Nyong’o downplays claims of crisis in Kisumu health sector    

New Zealand

  https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/120079557/coronavirus-nurses-raise-concerns-about-their-safety-availability-of-protective-gear Headline: Coronavirus: Nurses raise concerns about their safety, availability of protective gear   http://www.voxy.co.nz/health/5/359776 Headline: Not protecting nurses as first responders grossly unfair, says NZNO   https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/119969499/organisations-sign-letter-supporting-abortion-law-reform-as-second-reading-to-begin Headline: Organisations sign letter supporting abortion law reform as second reading to begin   https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/120011337/coronavirus-gps-warn-of-mass-closure-of-medical-centres-if-people-continue-to-turn-up-unannounced Headline: Coronavirus: GPs warn of mass closure of medical centres if people continue to turn up unannounced    

South Africa

  https://www.groundup.org.za/article/staff-down-tools-uitenhage-clinic/ Headline: Staff down tools at Uitenhage clinic    

South Korea

  http://bogun.nodong.org/xe/KHMU_Info/569585 Headline: KHMU Newsletter No. 5 KHMU’s Demand regarding the outbreak of COVID-19    

Spain

  https://www.leonoticias.com/leon/satse-exige-aislamiento-20200303105315-nt.html Titular: Satse exige que el aislamiento de las enfermeras por el coronavirus sea considerado accidente laboral Headline: Satse demands that the isolation of nurses by the coronavirus be considered an occupational accident   https://www.latribunadeciudadreal.es/Noticia/ZDB98EB5F-B3C3-C71B-571103A7BC2DA121/202003/Satse-reclama-recursos-ante-el-coronavirus-en-Ciudad-Real Titular: Satse reclama recursos ante el coronavirus en Ciudad Real Headline: Satse demands resources against the coronavirus in Ciudad Real  
SATSE reclama la jubilación anticipada voluntaria para enfermeras y enfermeros
Titular: SATSE reclama la jubilación anticipada voluntaria para enfermeras y enfermeros Headline: SATSE demands voluntary early retirement for nurses    

United Kingdom

  https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/health/2020/03/02/royal-college-of-nursing-urges-shropshire-mps-to-back-urgent-action-to-fix-nurse-shortage/ Headline: Royal College of Nursing urges Shropshire MPs to back urgent action to fix nurse shortage  
RCN responds to the Coronavirus ‘battle plan’
Headline: RCN responds to the Coronavirus ‘battle plan’  
Coronavirus plans will pull nurses out of retirement if situation worsens
Headline: Coronavirus plans will pull nurses out of retirement if situation worsens  
Holyrood will help health board cover staff bullying compensation
Headline: Holyrood will help health board cover staff bullying compensation    

United States

  Headline: Nurses Battling Coronavirus Beg for Protective Gear and Better Planning   https://www.huffpost.com/entry/nurses-blast-government-and-hospital-responses-to-coronavirus_n_5e616259c5b691b525ef80e6 Headline: Nurses Blast Government And Hospital Readiness For Coronavirus   https://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/quarantined-nurse-raises-alarms-over-being-denied-coronavirus-test-80110149805 Headline: Quarantined nurse raises alarms over being denied coronavirus test   https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/skbaer/nurses-survey-coronavirus-preparedness Headline: Nurses Said They Can’t Protect Themselves And Hospitals Are Unprepared For Coronavirus, Survey Reports   https://www.newsweek.com/california-nurs-cdc-coronavirus-tests-covid-19-patient-1490874 Headline: CALIFORNIA NURSE CLAIMS CDC WITHHELD CORONAVIRUS TEST AFTER THEY FELL ILL CARING FOR COVID-19 PATIENT   http://www.capradio.org/articles/2020/03/05/how-are-hospitals-protecting-workers-from-coronavirus-not-well-enough-some-nurses-say/ Headline: How Are Hospitals Protecting Workers From Coronavirus? Not Well Enough, Some Nurses Say  
Nurses Are Raising Red Flags About Hospitals’ Coronavirus Response
Headline: Nurses Are Raising Red Flags About Hospitals’ Coronavirus Response   https://nypost.com/2020/03/06/california-nurse-blasts-feds-over-lack-of-coronavirus-testing-for-caregivers/ Headline: California nurse blasts feds over lack of coronavirus testing for caregivers   Headline: Good Morning Britain: Coronavirus Outbreak   https://weather.com/health/cold-flu/news/2020-03-05-coronavirus-updates-covid-19-impacts-quarantines-death-toll-cases Headline: Coronavirus Updates: Worldwide Cases Top 100,000; 14 Dead in U.S.   https://abcnews.go.com/Health/coronavirus-live-updates-cluster-cases-linked-cruise-ship/story?id=69405170 Headline: California cruise ship guests advised to stay in rooms as coronavirus cases grow nationwide   https://www.govtech.com/em/safety/Coronavirus-Necessary-Hospital-Protocols-Have-Been-Slow-to-Develop.html Headline: Coronavirus: Necessary Hospital Guidelines Have Been Slow to Develop   https://www.ijpr.org/post/are-hospitals-protecting-workers-coronavirus-not-well-enough-some-california-nurses-say#stream/0 Headline: Are Hospitals Protecting Workers From Coronavirus? Not Well Enough, Some California Nurses Say   https://www.latimes.com/science/story/2020-03-06/chaos-at-hospitals-due-to-shortage-of-coronavirus-tests Headline: Chaos at hospitals due to shortage of coronavirus tests   https://www.ktvu.com/news/nurses-healthcare-providers-in-california-u-s-unprepared-to-handle-coronavirus Headline: Nurses: Healthcare providers in California, U.S. ‘unprepared’ to handle coronavirus   https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/health-care-workers-worry-about-coronavirus-protection/2020/03/05/be04d5a8-5e33-11ea-9055-5fa12981bbbf_story.html Headline: Health care workers worry about coronavirus protection   https://www.jhunewsletter.com/article/2020/03/tru-and-cahh-question-hospitals-medical-debt-collection-practices Headline: TRU and CAHH question Hospital’s medical-debt collection practices   https://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2020/02/28/bernie-sanders-supports-mission-nurse-union-under-hca/4902391002/ Headline: Bernie Sanders supports Mission unionization. What a union could mean for Mission nurses.   https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/02/28/coronavirus-live-updates/#link-RD6R64BSWNA6HFHTCOEGJZIFUM Headline: Nurses union says UC-Davis coronavirus case shows vulnerability of nation’s hospitals   Headline: U.S. Prep For Coronavirus Challenged By Resource Limitations | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC   https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-03-02/healthcare-workers-anxiety-as-coronavirus-takes-root-in-the-us Headline: Anxiety mounts among U.S. health workers on the front lines of coronavirus outbreak   https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/01/bernie-california-primary-biden-118515 Headline: Sanders thunders into California  
Lawmakers Propose Bills to Crush Instances of Medical Debt
Headline: Lawmakers Propose Bills to Crush Instances of Medical Debt   https://www.kcra.com/article/california-nurses-criticize-hospitals-over-lack-of-coronavirus-precautions/31163575 Headline: California nurses criticize hospitals over lack of coronavirus precautions   https://www.cbs46.com/national-nurses-united-urging-officials-to-protect-worker-during-the/article_92ece7fa-5d22-11ea-add4-3b3a5570bc3d.html Headline: Nursing group requesting help during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak   https://www.ecowatch.com/us-hospitals-coronavirus-preparation-2645356934.html Headline: U.S. Hospitals Are Unprepared for Coronavirus, Nurses Warn While Trump Cries ‘Hoax’   http://www.capradio.org/articles/2020/03/02/placer-county-reports-first-covid-19-case-as-local-agencies-and-schools-step-up-response/ Headline: Placer County Reports First COVID-19 Case As Local Agencies And Schools Step Up Response   https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/03/coronavirus-us-healthcare-preparedness-guidelines Headline: Coronavirus: health experts concerned US hospitals are not prepared   https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/03/02/we-have-energy-and-excitement-nearly-25000-rally-bernie-california-ahead-super Headline: ‘We Have the Energy and Excitement’: Nearly 25,000 Rally for Bernie in California Ahead of Super Tuesday   https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2020-03-02/trump-urges-calm-on-virus-yet-u-s-shows-signs-of-vulnerability Headline: Virus Exposes U.S. Unreadiness, Testing Trump’s Grip on Crisis   https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/stopping-coronavirus-requires-health-care-access-paid-sick-leave-america-ncna1147056 Headline: Stopping the coronavirus requires health care access and paid sick leave. America’s in trouble.   https://www.roanoke.com/news/virginia/virginia-braces-for-a-possible-coronavirus-outbreak/article_d03675cd-16b2-5f07-875a-bb3b22cc98d8.html Headline: Virginia braces for a possible coronavirus outbreak  
The US Is Not Prepared For Coronavirus: We Need To Take Action – OpEd
Headline: The US Is Not Prepared For Coronavirus: We Need To Take Action – OpEd   https://www.wbrz.com/news/wash-state-sees-1st-virus-death-in-us-declares-state-of-emergency Headline: Wash. state sees 1st virus death in US, declares state of emergency  
National Nurses United survey: Hospitals, health care employers ‘unprepared’ for COVID-19
Headline: National Nurses United survey: Hospitals, health care employers ‘unprepared’ for COVID-19   https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/03/03/nations-fractured-public-health-system-under-trump-woefully-unprepared-coronavirus Headline: Nation’s Fractured Public Health System Under Trump ‘Woefully Unprepared’ for Coronavirus, Nurses and Experts Warn   https://www.cbs46.com/nursing-group-requesting-help-during-the-coronavirus-covid–outbreak/article_92ece7fa-5d22-11ea-add4-3b3a5570bc3d.html Headline: Nursing group requesting help during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak   https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/03/05/coronavirus-live-updates/ Headline: Quarantined California nurse: ‘Not enough is being done’ by CDC to test health workers   https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/02/29/trump-cries-hoax-nurses-california-warn-quarantines-124-health-workers-show-us Headline: As Trump Cries ‘Hoax,’ Nurses in California Warn Quarantines of 124 Health Workers Show US Hospitals Remain Unprepared for Coronavirus  
Person In Washington State First In US To Die From Coronavirus
Headline: Person In Washington State First In US To Die From Coronavirus   https://www.kalw.org/post/covid19-first-death-california-nurses-say-hospitals-are-unprepared-what-needs-change#stream/0 Headline: COVID19: First Death In California. Nurses Say Hospitals Are Unprepared. What Needs To Change?  
Technicians at Ellsworth hospital authorize union to strike
Headline: Technicians at Ellsworth hospital authorize union to strike  
Bay Area nurse speaks out about coronavirus concerns, employee safety
Headline: Bay Area nurse speaks out about coronavirus concerns, employee safety   https://www.ktvu.com/news/nurses-at-sf-general-say-they-are-understaffed-under-trained-for-coronavirus Headline: Nurses at SF General say they are understaffed, under trained for coronavirus   https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/5/21166088/coronavirus-covid-19-protection-doctors-nurses-health-workers-risk Headline: Health care workers are at high risk of catching COVID-19   http://www.capradio.org/articles/2020/03/03/california-to-dispense-21-million-masks-to-help-hospitals-combat-covid-19/ Headline: California To Dispense 21 Million Masks To Help Hospitals Combat COVID-19  
As coronavirus spreads, “Medicare for All” takes center stage in Illinois primary fight
Headline: As coronavirus spreads, “Medicare for All” takes center stage in Illinois primary fight   https://www.bizjournals.com/sacramento/news/2020/03/04/10-health-workers-at-kaiser-roseville-in-isolation.html Headline: 10 health workers at Kaiser Roseville in isolation due to coronavirus exposure  
Scientists fault gov’t and private industry response for U.S. coronavirus spread
Headline: Scientists fault gov’t and private industry response for U.S. coronavirus spread   https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/926240 Headline: Flood of COVID-19 Patients Could Swamp Hospitals   https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/03/coronavirus-prepared-united-states-200305202354735.html Headline: Coronavirus: How prepared is the United States? Not very.   https://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=228667 Headline: Can U.S. Hospitals Handle Coronavirus (COVID-19)?   https://www.france24.com/en/20200306-us-announces-8-3bn-in-coronavirus-funding-as-cases-surge Headline: US announces $8.3bn in coronavirus funding as cases surge  
California Coronavirus Death Prompts State of Emergency Declaration
Headline: California Coronavirus Death Prompts State of Emergency Declaration   https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20200303/a-flood-of-covid10-patients-could-swamp-hospitals Headline: A Flood of COVID-19 Patients Could Swamp Hospitals   https://www.democracynow.org/2020/3/4/headlines/health_officials_warn_coronavirus_is_far_deadlier_than_the_flu Headline: Health Officials Warn Coronavirus Is Far Deadlier Than the Flu   https://www.dallasnews.com/news/public-health/2020/03/04/dallas-is-ready-for-coronavirus-health-experts-say/ Headline: Dallas is ready for coronavirus, health experts say   https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/03/04/every-super-tuesday-state-exit-polls-majority-democratic-voters-support-eliminating Headline: In Every Super Tuesday State With Exit Polls, Majority of Democratic Voters Support Eliminating Private Health Insurance  
Unions Fighting Single-Payer Are Fighting Against Their Workers’ Interests
Headline: Unions Fighting Single-Payer Are Fighting Against Their Workers’ Interests  
California declares state of emergency after first coronavirus death reported
Headline: California declares state of emergency after first coronavirus death reported   https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/486235-quarantined-nurse-in-california-warns-not-enough-is-being-done-to-combat Headline: Quarantined nurse in California warns ‘not enough is being done’ to combat coronavirus   https://www.yourcentralvalley.com/life-health/health/coronavirus/nurses-union-says-uc-davis-medical-center-did-not-take-covid-19-threat-seriously/ Headline: Nurses union says UC Davis Medical Center did not take COVID-19 threat seriously   https://www.recordnet.com/news/20200304/san-joaquin-general-nurses-set-to-walk-off-job-after-impasse-in-negotiations Headline: San Joaquin General nurses set to walk off job after impasse in negotiations   https://www.eastbayexpress.com/SevenDays/archives/2020/03/02/mondays-briefing-health-care-worker-from-alameda-county-treated-for-coronavirus-cal-receives-largest-ever-donation Headline: Monday’s Briefing: Health care worker from Alameda County treated for coronavirus; Cal receives largest-ever donation   https://www.recordnet.com/news/20200305/san-joaquin-nurses-county-workers-hit-picket-lines Headline: San Joaquin nurses, county workers hit the picket lines   https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/human-resources/san-joaquin-general-hospital-rns-strike.html Headline: San Joaquin General Hospital RNs strike   https://www.sfchronicle.com/local-politics/article/SF-General-nurses-doctors-argue-hospital-s-15109177.php Headline: SF General nurses, doctors argue hospital’s understaffing will hurt efforts to handle coronavirus outbreak   https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/finance/california-lawmakers-seek-to-stop-hospital-closure-amid-coronavirus-spread.html Headline: California lawmakers seek to stop hospital closure amid coronavirus spread   https://www.barrons.com/articles/trump-administration-has-dragged-its-feet-on-safety-regulations-that-would-protect-health-care-workers-against-coronavirus-51582995866 Headline: Trump Administration Has Dragged Its Feet on Safety Regulations That Would Protect Health-Care Workers Against Coronavirus   https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/03/05/coronavirus-nurses-airport-employees-cant-work-home-worry-spread/4946660002/ Headline: Coronavirus can be avoided by working from home. But what if your job puts you in front of people?   https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Coronavirus-live-updates-Six-dead-in-Washington-15100710.php Headline: Coronavirus live updates: 3 new cases in Contra Costa, including 2 from Grand Princess cruise   https://edition.cnn.com/asia/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-03-05-20-intl-hnk/ Headline: March 5 coronavirus news  
Community fights potential loss of St. Joseph’s Hospital
Headline: Community fights potential loss of St. Joseph’s Hospital

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