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    AFT resources on the COVID-19 coronavirus

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed the first U.S. case of a new coronavirus on Jan. 21, in the state of Washington. The CDC and the World Health Organization are working to stem the outbreak of the coronavirus (2019-nCoV) believed to have begun in Wuhan, China. The U.S. is the fifth country outside of China to report cases of the virus. The AFT has developed a fact sheet outlining CDC guidelines that will help healthcare workers to recognize symptoms of the virus and recommended precautions healthcare workers should take to protect themselves and their community.

    Source: American Federation of Teachers

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    Poster - Safe Workers Save Lives

    Coronavirus is a deadly threat to frontline public service workers - in particular, our members in the health sector. We rely on them to save countless lives - but for them to be able to do their job, governments across the world must take stronger action now. At this moment, health workers represent about 12% of the infected population globally, and the death toll is unbearable. Illustration by Zoran Svilar

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    Amnesty International Report: Exposed, Silenced, Attacked

    This report looks at the challenges health and essential workers across the world have faced in doing their jobs in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. It also flags some broader structural issues in health and social support systems across the world that have exacerbated these challenges and must be urgently addressed.

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    "I am not a hero"

    Antonio Capodieci, an Italian emergency room nurse who works at the hospital Maggiore di Bologna, has just released a video in which he shows the raw reality of his nurse colleagues who have been fighting the coronavirus in the hospital aisles for the last few months