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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.

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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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    "We Health Workers Must Not Become Coronavirus Martyrs" - Nurse George Poe Williams

    Nurse George Poe Williams watched colleagues die as Ebola killed over 8% of the Liberian health workforce. Now he has a message for governments around the world facing the #CoronaVirus: #SafeWorkersSaveLives https://publicservices.international/resources/news/coronavirus-guidance-briefing-for-union-action---update?id=10637&lang=en