Nurses protest outside the White House

Nurses protest outside the White House

Nearly two dozen members of National Nurses United held protest outside the White House in a push for adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) as they fight the coronavirus.

Nurses have called upon President Trump to ramp up production of personal protective equipment using the Defense Production Act.

“We’re here because our colleagues are dying,” Erica Jones, a nurse at Washington Hospital Center in D.C., told NBC News.

The protesters also brandished placards featuring the names and faces of 50 nurses who have died from the virus since the beginning of the outbreak.

With 812,000 Americans testing positive to the coronavirus, that would mean more close to 90,000 healthcare workers have come down with the disease.

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