Nurses and essential workers: the “sacrificial lambs” of American pandemics in 1918 and 2020

Nurses and essential workers: the “sacrificial lambs” of American pandemics in 1918 and 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed the lives of more than 6.5 million people worldwide. Although it contains only 4.25% of the world’s population, the United States is responsible for 16% of these deaths, or more than one million. Mortality was significantly higher among young Americans than in comparable countries. But it’s not like this country …

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