Clary Estes

Photographer, Writer
 Calm Before The Storm: Rural Hospital Workforce Pushed To The Breaking Point When Treating COVID-19 by Clary Estes         
Nationality: United States of America
Biography: Clary Estes is a documentary photographer from Central Kentucky who works internationally on stories about the human condition.
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Calm Before The Storm: Rural Hospital Workforce Pushed To The Breaking Point When Treating COVID-19
clary estes
Apr 4, 2020
“At first they said COVID-19 was an airborne thing, so I was provided with one N95 respirator mask.” Says a nurse working in a rural hospital in Central Kentucky, “Now they are saying that it is just droplets so we can wear a really thin paper surgical masks, but I worry that they are just saying that because there is such a big shortage.” Continuing, “You know, we have leaders claiming that the paper masks are safe, but they're not going into the room. We’re the ones that are providing the care on the front lines and I feel like if the tables were turned they would probably have a different attitude about it.”

Calm Before The Storm: Rural Hospital Workforce Pushed To The Breaking Point When Treating COVID-19
As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic rages in the US rural hospitals are dealing with two distinct sets of issues; the same issues that urban hospitals are facing, and additional unique issues found only in the rural hospital setting.
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