As of Wednesday, the ongoing KHN-Guardian project is investigating 3,248 deaths of U.S. health workers in the fight against covid-19. Today we add three profiles, including a nurse practitioner who rotated among Baltimore schools and a geriatrics nurse who took every precaution against covid. Our interactive database investigates the question: Did they have to die?
Yolanda Coar was 40 when she died of COVID-19 in August 2020 in Augusta, Georgia. She was also a nurse manager, and one of nearly 3,000 frontline workers who have died in the U.S. fighting this virus, according to an exclusive investigation by The Guardian and KHN.
“Lost on the Frontline” is an ongoing project by Kaiser Health News and The Guardian that aims to document the lives of health care workers in the U.S. who died from COVID 19, and to investigate why so many are victims of the disease.