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WFNHP Press Coverage Related to COVID-19

Here are the links to all the WFNHP press coverage regarding COVID-19:



WUWM 89.7- Healthcare Heroes Act Aims To Benefit Wisconsin Health Care Workers


Spectrum News 1 - Proposed Bill Aims to Add Benefits for Healthcare Workers During Pandemic

Up North News - This Bill Would Give Paid Sick Leave and Hazard Pay to Healthcare Workers

WDJT-TV (CBS 58) - Lawmakers roll out ‘Healthcare Heroes Act’ to support frontline medical workers during pandemic

WITI-TV (FOX 6) - Wisconsin Democrats push bill to require hazard pay, paid medical leave for health care workers

Wisconsin Public Radio ( - Health Care Workers Renew Call For Hazard Pay As COVID-19 Cases Rise

WKOW-TV (ABC 27) - Lawmakers introduce ‘Healthcare Heroes Act’ to protect health workers during COVID-19


Urban Milwaukee - Murphy’s Law: Wealthy Hospitals Grab Pandemic Payouts
Ascension Health and 19 other health care giants grab $5 billion in federal funds while smaller hospitals get little.


MSNBC.COM - Coronavirus frontline nurses lack protective gear, support (Features Jesse Berndt, RN begins at 1:11)

Shepherd Express - Op Ed: Hospitals’ Greed Sacrifices Their Nurses

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service - OPINION: An open letter to healthcare executives: You hold the power to keep your employees safe and paid. Do better.

Opportunity Wisconsin - Celebrating Nurses’ Week with Angelina Wyatt, RN

Shepherd Express - 'We Call Nurses Heroes, But We're Not Treating Them Like Heroes'


5/8/20 - Opportunity Wisconsin: Unveils new layoff tracker (Features quote by WFNHP’s Angelina Wyatt) 


Daily Jefferson County Union ( - The Capitol Report: Wisconsin hospitals cutting workers’ hours while preparing for coronavirus surge


Milwaukee Independant - No going “back to normal” for Milwaukee’s black community after COVID-19


WFNHP Press Release - Nurses' Message on the First Day of Nurses' Week: We Need More than "Thanks." Pay Us, Protect Us, Take Action That Respects Us.

WISN-TV (WISN12) - Nurse gives account of coronavirus care at VA Medical Center

WTMJ-TV (TMJ4) - 'We rise up to the occasion': Nurses share their stories about working on the front lines of COVID-19 

WUWM 89.7- More Wisconsin Sites Will Decontaminate Medical Equipment To Allow Reuse

Twitter - WFNHP ICU Nurse Speaks Out Against Dangerous COVID-19 Social Media Misinformation



Citizen Action of Wisconsin - Health Professionals Speak Out Against Social Distancing Protests. (Videos by WFNHP’s Jeff Weber, Mary Milton & Elizabeth Riley) - Wisconsin hospitals cutting workers’ hours while preparing for coronavirus surge


WUWM 89.7-The Steps Wisconsin Health Care Workers Are Taking To Keep Their Families Safe



Health Care Voter - “Our Lives On The Line: A Digital Town Hall Series”
WFNHP President Jeff Weber featured on the Wisconsin Town Hall April 21, 2020



WFNHP Lead Organizer Nate Gilliam featured on the Earl Ingram Show WRRD 101.7FM
(Nate starts at 2:18)


Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Coronavirus cases confirmed at Milwaukee County psychiatric hospital; spokeswoman won't say whether they involve staff or patients



Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Some hospitals are hit hard by coronavirus patients, others are not. But officials won't share data, leaving residents in the dark.


MSNBC - ICU Nurse Speaks on Challenges of Virus Fight - In-person voting expected to contribute to spread of COVID-19

The Cap Times - Wisconsin coronavirus infection, death rates point to black health disparities


WisconsinEye - News Conference: U.S. Rep. Moore COVID-19 Briefing


Wisconsin Examiner - Health care workers scrap old routines, confront new risks

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Housekeepers are quitting at Ascension St. Francis Hospital, saying they are cleaning coronavirus rooms without proper gear

WTMJ-TV (TMJ4) - Milwaukee-area healthcare worker during pandemic: 'I don’t feel essential, I feel disposable'


WDJT-TV (CBS58) - Wisconsin healthcare union: Workers are afraid


Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - 'We are unprepared': Wisconsin health care workers say hospitals' coronavirus response has been chaotic 



Shepherd Express - How are Healthcare Workers Responding to COVID-19?


The Cap Times - Stretched thin already, Wisconsin nurses prepare for coronavirus ‘storm’



Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Wisconsin nurses say mask shortage is putting them at risk; CDC says they may have to use scarves as 'last resort' - Medical staff describe shortages and rationing of masks as White House assures they’re available ’now’


Wisconsin State Journal - Madison hospitals facing potential bed shortage could turn to UW-Madison dorms for overflow


WFNHP Press Release - Nurses and Health Professionals Demand Immediate Action to Protect Healthcare Workers and Wisconsinites Across the State


3/17/20 - Concerns Grow Over Coronavirus Impact on Front-Line Workers



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