“Letters to the Editor: A doctor fighting COVID-19 without a mask is like a soldier fighting without a gun”

“Can you imagine a soldier with no helmet, flak jacket or ammunition being ordered to fight for our country? (“Doctors and nurses brace for coronavirus onslaught: ‘What happens if I end up on a ventilator?’” March 20)

I am an emergency physician in Los Angeles, and our government has failed us on so many levels in the COVID-19 pandemic. Nationwide, healthcare workers are running out of masks, gowns, disinfectant wipes and face shields. Most recently, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggested that if healthcare workers run out of supplies, we could use bandanas and scarves to protect ourselves.”

Source: latimes.com
Photo: Ted S. Warren via AP

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