Taken from KYW Newsradio
By DAVID MADDEN
July 25, 2020
New Jersey’s largest health care workers union has released a study that looks into the stress of treating COVID-19 patients while fighting for the proper equipment to do it.
The Health Professionals and Allied Employees Union surveyed over 1,100 of its 13,000 members on the personal effects of the pandemic.
Union president Debbie White said 54% of their members reported being exposed, with only 36% of those exposed saying they were notified of it, and 1 in 5 members reported getting sick.
In addition, 2 out of 3 claim they lacked the proper access to protective equipment, and 3 out of 4 say they had to get their own PPE.