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National Nurse Magazine Oct-Nov-Dec 2020

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4 News Briefs Minnesota nurses' president addresses Biden on Covid 5 | California RNs fight blanket waivers of safe staffing standards 6 | National nurse survey exposes hospitals' knowing failure to prepare for Covid-19 surges 7 | Huge testing victory for California RNs 8 | RNs decry closure of Atlanta VA nursing homes; El Paso nurses win first contract, others renew 9 | Michigan nurses vote to affiliate with NNU 10 | NNU report shows hospitals charge patients up to 18 times cost 11 | Global Nurses United urges WHO to strengthen Covid-19 guidance 12 | After striking, Alameda Health System nurses successfully oust bad trustee board; Maine nurses at Calais Regional win new contract. 13 Looking back, fighting forward 2020 will truly be recorded in history as the Year of the Nurse. By Bonnie Castillo, RN 14 Distress Signals NNU's white paper, "Deadly Shame," details the devaluation, injustices, and moral distress nurses suffer, and offers ways to fight back. By Ty Richardson 18 Not By a Long Shot As Covid-19 vaccines roll out, will some countries and people be left behind? By Kari Jones 20 Miracle Workers A peek into the elite team of OR nurses who successfully helped separate conjoined twins. By Rachel Berger 23 In Memoriam Honoring NNU RN members who've died while fighting Covid-19 24 2020 Editorial Index Our annual handy listing of all the stories we published throughout the year, grouped by topic. Of course, much of it was Covid, Covid, Covid. Contents ON THE COVER: Charalyn Lamarca, an RN at Providence Saint John's Health Center, joined with colleagues at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance to hold a socially distanced, masked rally on Aug. 5. Photo by Denice Martin. 18 20 9 O C T O B E R | N O V E M B E R | D E C E M B E R 2 0 2 0 W W W . N A T I O N A L N U R S E S U N I T E D . O R G N A T I O N A L N U R S E 3

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