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AI accuses American governments of not protecting their health workers in an “unfortunate situation”.

May 19, 2020

Amnesty International (AI) on Tuesday accused the governments of the United States of failing to “adequately protect” the health workers at the forefront of the fight against the coronavirus, and denounced that health professionals were present, an “unfortunate situation “.

“In these difficult times, we are very grateful to hospital and nursing home cleaning staff, medical and nursing staff … for their tireless work to protect us,” said the AI ​​director. for America Erika Guevara Rosas.

The regional head of the NGO has stressed that “it is not enough to thank them,” but that “governments must take measures to ensure that they do not expose their fundamental rights and security to such a terrible risk”.

AI accuses American governments of not protecting their health workers in an “unfortunate situation”.
AI accuses American governments of not protecting their health workers in an “unfortunate situation”.

“The Cost of Healing: The Rights of Healthcare Workers in America During COVID-19 and Beyond” documents “how those affected by the pandemic often work under unsafe conditions with inadequate protective equipment.” .