Health workers organized by a national nurses advocacy group took to the White House on Tuesday to protest a shortage of protective gear they say has put them at risk for contracting the novel coronavirus.

The group of about a dozen nurses organized by National Nurses United stood vigil outside the White House, holding signs displaying the names and images of colleagues who have died after caring for patients suffering from COVID-19.

They stood six feet apart in line with social distancing protocols, and wore masks or face coverings in line with federal government guidelines.

Many nurses and other

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