Hospitals and Health Care Workers Issue a Call to Arms for Wearing Masks

November 24, 2020 by Christen Aldrich

Filed under COVID-19 for Employers, COVID-19 for the Workforce

Last modified November 25, 2020

A new article in The New York Times discusses a campaign ad, run in both print and video, by about 100 of the nation’s largest and best-known hospital groups. This campaign aims to counter public resistance to mask-wearing.

The message implores Americans to to protect everyone, including those on the forefront of the battleground in so many states where incoming patients are waiting for beds in overwhelmed hospitals with staff members fatigued from the unrelenting march of death during the pandemic. Additionally, the American Hospital Association joined with the American Nurses Association and the American Medical Association, which represents many of the nation’s doctors, urging the public to be careful in celebrating the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

The groups wrote an open letter on Thursday, advising that people “celebrate responsibly in a scaled-back fashion.”

The video displays stark black-and-white photographs of doctors and nurses leaning over COVID-19 patients in the midst of this crisis, urging the public to do more, to step up, to prevent the exponential rise of cases in their communities. It’s a call to arms. “We put our lives on the line daily to keep you safe. So, do something for us. Wear. A. Mask,” the caption reads.

Share this

Related Articles

                                Leave a Comment