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Verbal and physical attacks on health workers surge as emotions boil during latest COVID-19 wave

Stressed health workers are now confronting volatile visitors and patients. “The verbal abuse, the name-calling, racial slurs … we’ve had broken bones, broken noses,” said one hospital official in Dallas.

Registered Nurse Lori Kelley dons a pair of latex gloves, the last piece of PPE she will put on before entering the room of a COVID-19 patient, at Goodall-Witcher Hospital in Clifton on Wednesday, August 3, 2021.

“Tempers are high” 

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