During the first week of March, my son told me that his hospital was requiring workers to show up to work, even though there was no PPE available. They were each issued one disposable N95 mask and told to make it last. My son was then sent to NYC, where he has all the PPE he needs. Some of it, the staff bought themselves, but at least they have it.
Without proper PPE, this is what happens to nurses in Florida:
“She always puts people first before her,” he said. “She showed up for work one day and they didn’t have a mask for her.” He explained that her symptoms slowly got worse, including coughing and fevers, but she put off going to the hospital. She began self-isolating in her family’s living room, where her husband found her lifeless body Thursday morning.