Bill would protect health-care workers battling pandemic

Ever since COVID-19 reached America a year ago, we’ve seen heroic acts performed by many, especially health-care workers helping those afflicted with this contagious and life-threatening virus.

As the pandemic has spread to the point of claiming half a million lives in the U.S. so far, doctors, nurses and other health-care workers in hospitals and medical clinics have put their own lives at risk to care for COVID-19 patients.

When the pandemic was raging in New York City last spring, nurses from Washington and other states traveled there to help short-handed and overwhelmed hospitals treat COV...


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