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Vigil at White House Honors 88 Who Died from “Trump’s Abhorrent Failure to Protect Nurses”

HeadlineMay 08, 2020

National Nurses United says the number of nurses who’ve died of COVID-19 has soared over the last two weeks. On Thursday, members of the union placed 88 pairs of white shoes in Lafayette Park across from the White House — one pair for every U.S. nurse known to have died of the disease. The nurses stood six feet apart as they read the names of the dead, protesting what the union called “Trump’s abhorrent failure to protect nurses.” This week marks National Nurses Week.

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