GENEVA — More equipment is needed to protect the world's nurses working on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic to save lives, the head of the International Council of Nurses said. "They are heroic, I think there is no other way to describe what they are doing at this moment," said Howard Catton, a British nurse who is the ICN's chief executive officer. Infection rates of 9% and 12-14% have been reported among health workers in Italy and Spain, respectively, and deaths among nurses there and in Iran and Indonesia, he said. "We have no doubt that the rate of infections is related in part to the lack of PPE - personal protective equipment," he told Reuters at the ICN offices along Lake Geneva.
Source: International New York Times March 31, 2020 10:07 UTC