One of the advisory panel members has been in touch and wants suggestions
November 12, 2020 — Thank you to the many hundreds of people who have joined our letter-writing campaign and urged President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris to add nurses to their Covid-19 task force. One of the current advisory panel members got in touch with us yesterday to let us know our concerns have been heard and they are eager to put forward our suggestions for the best nurse candidates for the panel. Please send us your ideas as to who you think should go on the board and, if possible, a link to their biographies so we can have information as to why this person is qualified. We are hoping to send in the names soon. Please submit your nominations to email@example.com by November 15, 2020. Thank you!
2 thoughts on “Which nurses would be the best fit for the Biden-Harris Covid-19 advisory panel?”
The current ANA president who must be working closely with nurses associations all over the country should be at the forefront.
I would also suggest a nurse involved with COVID response at the national level in the last several months.
President Biden stated that he wanted a administration that includes everyone . Apparently not .President Biden and our Vice President Kamala Harris , give lip service only to professionals that have been historically undervalued, underpaid, and disrespected, and sexually abused by the physicians they worked with, and the patients they served. I remember in the AIDS epidemic in America,. Hospitals and physicians refused to care for these patients. Surgeons all over America and in leading medical schools wrote position papers on why it was their inherent right to refuse care to AIDS and HIV patients. I as a nurse never dreamed of refusing care , to these patients, nor did major nursing schools, and nursing licensure organizations , write position papers about nurses rights to withhold care to these patients. The federal government statistics show that less than a dozen physicians died from patient acquired AIDS , and HIV , while registered nurses in America had at least 300 deaths from the same patient acquired diseases in the eighties , and the same huge disparity is now being evidenced in the COVID-19 pandemic , but we are having thousands of nurses deaths compared to a much less number of physician deaths . Remember that nurses nor physicians are at the bedside, and that the nurse whi has now saved in the hundreds of millions, if not billions of patients, is her work with strict hand washing and clean technique in battle field hospitals , where most soldiers did from infection and dysentery, from unsanitary, e unclean conditions. That was Florence Nightingale, was was treated then , like American politicians, educators and physicians, allre still treating nurses, as second class professionals, when a huge percentage of older nurses like me , were flat out denied admission because of their gender, to most medical schools in the south, and Midwest, and other states , until the mid and late seventies, even with superior grades . Yet our America still has a professional segregation, and sexism of nurses and teachers , as they are woman dominated fields . We are not good enough to be inductee for the highest awards in medicine , not even Florence who continues to save millions more patients every year. Yes you neecd nurses on your Covid-19 advisory committees , after we have lost thousands more than any other professionals in this pandemic. Who exactly dinyou believe we’re let at the bedside of these patients, who first initiated and ran full codes for COVID-19 patients, as many patients were dying daily. Who do you think comforted patients as they died from COVID-19? Nurses is who. This is beyond insulting as we have had pregnant nurses on the front lines , as the public of celebrities and the privileged complained about how uncomfortable it was to ride in a private jet , or shoot a movie while pregnant. Unfortunately this administration is showing it’s sexist, and exclusiveness, underside. I was happy to vote for you , but l notice both of you are quick to support at the celebrity shrine, and have backed celebrities who have bullied and shameful behavior of telling teenagers to kill theirselves, getting involved with the ex British Royals, and theirs tell all
Unproven claims, as well s their public attacks on the first amendment. Why didn’t you award and support the regular people, the nurses, physicians x scientists, and front line workers. For many years nurses have been voted the most respected professionals, and physicians are right behind them . The least respected of the professionals in America for the last decade are lawyers, actors and politicians. You might want to listen to the American people, and stay out of the Oprah tabloid fights .