How do you win a war when your government abandons you?

Interviews with doctors and nurses struggling to save lives in hospitals without federal support.

[New Orleans nurse Yani Turang] worked in Sierra Leone during the Ebola outbreak [in 2015], but says that experience was less stressful than what her colleagues are enduring now in the United States. In Africa, she said, “there wasn’t even a question that I would ever have to reuse any supplies.” Her colleagues are now forced to purchase their own protective eyewear and face masks. She blames privilege and arrogance for this chaotic mismanagement, a “consequence of living in a world where you think you’re kind of untouchable.”

But Trump’s TV ratings are great. That’s the important thing.

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