Nurses Fight Conspiracy Theories Along with Coronavirus

Much of the job of correcting misinformation about COVID-19 has fallen to the world’s front-line medical workers.

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Emergency room nurse L'Erin Ogle stands at dawn before starting her 12-hour shift at a nearby hospital Tuesday, March 9, 2021, in Overland Park, Kan. After a year of working long hours taking care of COVID-19 patients, Ogle feels obligated to speak out when she sees misinformation related to the pandemic in her community. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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Los Angeles emergency room nurse Sandra Younan spent the last year juggling long hours as she watched many patients struggle with the coronavirus and some die. Then there were the patients who claimed the virus was fake or coughed in her face, ignoring mask rules. One man stormed out of the hospital after a positive COVID-19 test, refusing to believe it was accurate. “You have patients that are literally dying, and then you have patients…

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