These healthcare workers are most at risk for COVID-19

Nurses, nursing assistants and personal care aides are among the largest groups of healthcare workers most at risk of contracting COVID-19, according to an interactive chart from The New York Times.

NYT analyzed risk levels using the U.S. Department of Labor's O*NET database, which assesses the physical aspects of different jobs, such as how often the job requires the use of a telephone.

The interactive graph plots physical proximity to others in relation to exposure to diseases for each profession on a scale of 1-100. Each profession is plotted using a different size point relative to how many people work in that job.

Five at-risk healthcare professions with their respective scores:

Dentists
Exposure to diseases: 95
Physical proximity: 99

Paramedics 
Exposure to diseases: 89
Physical proximity: 97

Nursing assistants
Exposure to diseases: 83
Physical proximity: 91

Nurses
Exposure to diseases: 80
Physical proximity: 77

Personal care aids
Exposure to diseases: 62
Physical proximity: 86

To view the chart, click here.

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