Nurses union urges rapid implementation of COVID-19 health equity recommendations

National Nurses United praised President Joe Biden's COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force and urged the group to immediately begin implementing their recommendations to achieve health equity, according to a Nov. 10 press release.

The task force released its final report Nov. 10 outlining the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on minority communities and the rise of "pandemic-fueled xenophobia and discrimination" against Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.


"We are so pleased that the report includes recommendations for repairing the broad-based racial and ethnic disparities pervasive in our country, including disparities in our profit-driven health care system, but also the larger environmental, economic, and social inequities that undermine health and well-being," said Deborah Burger, RN, National Nurses United president. 


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