Nurses across the United States are currently on the front lines of trying to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, but the head of the country’s largest union for registered nurses says they don’t have the protection necessary for their job. Bonnie Castillo, the executive director for National Nurses United, expressed concerns that a lack of personal protective equipment and other protections coordinated between local, state and federal agencies may result in more nurses becoming infected by the novel coronavirus. She said this in turn could lead to more infections within the hospital and among the nurses’ family members. “Their heart is aching,” Castillo told ABC News. “The anger is increasing because they know that there’s no reason for this. They love taking care of crises; that’s what they do. But to not have the protections that they need in order to do it is becoming increasingly frustrating.” Castillo, whose NNU represents 150,000 registered nurses across the U.S., said that “every day” her organization hears from nurses who say they don’t have sufficient resources to confront COVID-19, of which there are over 6,400 cases throughout all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. “Nurses are working with inadequate protections,


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