A Minimum Of 9000 U.S. Health Care Employees Sickened With COVID-19, CDC Data Reveals

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A Minimum Of 9000 U.S. Health Care Employees Sickened With COVID-19, CDC Data Reveals

Paramedics and hospital workers prepare to raise a COVID-19 client onto a health center stretcher outside the Montefiore Medical Center Moses Campus in the Bronx, Tuesday, April 07, 2020, New York City.

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The CDC scientists acknowledge the figures are almost definitely a significant undercount since many of the people tested in the total information set (84%) didn’t state whether they’re a health care employee or not.

” This information is truly practical since it’s offering us those very first signs of health care employee risks and exposures,” says Dr. Saskia Popescu, an epidemiologist at a large health system in Phoenix.

Kaiser Health News and the Guardian are now collecting the stories of frontline health employees who have died from the infection– they include a VA nurse on the verge of retirement, a healthcare facility custodian in Rochester and a Haitian-born surgeon in the Bronx.

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