I want to take a moment and thank the brave nurses and other health care workers who are on the front lines fighting the deadly Ebola virus. My thoughts go out to Nina Pham and Amber Vinson for their courage and dedication, as they literally put their lives on the line. You are true heroes! We can’t thank you enough!
Say thank you to nurses. They deserve it.
A Spanish nurse became infected with the disease after caring for a patient there. And, here in the United States, two nurses in Texas — Nina Pham and Amber Joy Vinson — both contracted the disease.
It’s not especially hard to understand why: nurses provide much of the world’s hands on care. They’re the ones who are checking in with patients, taking their temperature, administering medications and delivering lots of the hands-on care that makes the health care system works.
This isn’t to undercut the important work that doctors do, everyday, helping to save lives and deliver medicine. But it is to draw attention to the fact that nurses are doing equally important work, also everyday, for less recognition and lower pay.
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