Nurses in the Philippines: Underpaid and unprotected from COVID-19 while saving lives

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Nurses in the Philippines: Underpaid and unprotected from COVID-19 while saving lives

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“It’s so hard to breathe…Please have mercy on me.” Nurse Maria Theresa Cruz was one of the 82 healthcare workers who died of COVID-19 (as of March 2021) in the Philippines. Despite promises of adequate protection and additional hazard pay, that wasn’t the reality on the ground.

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