Why America’s health care workers are escalating their fight for fair treatment and patient safety

Chief Hospital Corpsman Dom Navarro, from Orange County, Calif., counts patient gowns in the medical ward aboard Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) March 26. Mercy deployed in support of the nation’s COVID-19 response efforts and will serve as a referral hospital for non-COVID-19 patients who are admitted to shore-based hospitals. This allows shore-based hospitals to focus their efforts on COVID-19 cases. One of the Department of Defense’s missions is defense support of civil authorities.

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