‘Many of us have PTSD’: Pennsylvania nurses strike amid Covid fears | American News

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Jim Gentile is haunted by deceased patients alone. A surgical nurse at St Mary’s Medical Center in Langhorne, Pa., His hospital was quickly overwhelmed during the first wave of the pandemic this spring, he said. He described races between patients, only to discover that one of them had quietly choked while waiting for help.He said he wrapped more patients in body bags in the first two months of the pandemic than in the previous 25 years. On Tuesday, he and 700 other nurses at the medical center went on strike after saying they were poorly paid and understaffed despite all they had to deal with the upsurge in the virus.

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