NHS ‘heroes’ should not have to risk their lives to treat coronavirus patients

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Period20 Apr 2020

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TitleNHS ‘heroes’ should not have to risk their lives to treat coronavirus patients
DescriptionAt 8pm every Thursday, people across Britain are clapping, cheering, and banging pots and pans to demonstrate their support for essential workers, especially those in healthcare, toiling through the pandemic. Public buildings around the country are lit up in “NHS blue” and the hashtag #NHSHeroes is trending on social media. The use of the word “heroes” to describe doctors and nurses has become commonplace in news reports about COVID-19.
Media name/outletThe Conversation
CountryUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Degree of recognitionNational
Media typeWeb
Date20 Apr 2020
URLhttps://theconversation.com/nhs-heroes-should-not-have-to-risk-their-lives-to-treat-coronavirus-patients-136443

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At 8pm every Thursday, people across Britain are clapping, cheering, and banging pots and pans to demonstrate their support for essential workers, especially those in healthcare, toiling through the pandemic. Public buildings around the country are lit up in “NHS blue” and the hashtag #NHSHeroes is trending on social media. The use of the word “heroes” to describe doctors and nurses has become commonplace in news reports about COVID-19.