Nurses putting health on line; they deserve hazard pay

Who’s taking care of whom? Intensive care nurses are on the front line. They are expected to work 12-hour shifts right now in a hazardous work environment that lacks the proper support for protection because hospitals ran out of supplies.

Compare this to a war zone and it’s like sending troops out to the field without protective gear or helmets. Nurses didn’t sign up for this. These are unprecedented times.

So I am asking the governor and hospital administrators to consider giving these brave nurses (and other staff essential to the ICU environment) hazard pay. Or perhaps the CEO who is making millions in salary each year could donate back some of his pay to them for being out there on the front line?

Please take care of these professionals in every way possible. Your life may depend on them, you know.

Ardie McLean

Everett

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