Explore the New Database
KHN and The Guardian unveil an interactive database, tracking health care workers who died from COVID-19.
Two Navajo Sisters Who Were Inseparable Died of COVID Just Weeks Apart
Cheryl and Corrina Thinn’s deaths devastated their families and their community.
Many People of Color, Immigrants Among Over 1,000 US Health Workers Lost to COVID
The Guardian and KHN release new figures showing that, among health care workers, a disproportionate number of immigrants and minorities have died.
Behind the Byline
As the victim's faces flow in, the death toll can be "emotionally draining."
The debate over how the coronavirus spreads heated up Friday when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conceded that the virus spreads through tiny particles, but then took down guidance that could have forced big changes in hospitals.
As of Wednesday, the ongoing KHN-Guardian project is investigating 1,256 deaths of U.S. health workers in the fight against COVID-19. Today, we add seven new profiles, including a certified nursing assistant who “rarely got sick” and a cardiologist who checked up on his patients over the phone, even as he was hospitalized for COVID-19. You can explore our interactive database, now containing 209 profiles. It investigates the question: Did they all have to die?
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COVID patients have been commingled with uninfected patients in California, Florida, New Jersey, Iowa, Ohio, Maryland, New York and beyond. While officials have penalized nursing homes for such failures, hospitals have seen less scrutiny.
State officials said they urgently needed millions more masks and gowns, internal emails show. At least 80 Georgia health workers have died from COVID-19, including after the state reopened its economy.
A 15-year-old high school student in New Jersey is memorializing doctors, nurses and others who died after tending to coronavirus patients.
The rolling shortages of personal protective gear continue even in hospitals, as buyers look directly for manufacturers — often through a maze of companies that have sprung up overnight.
Two emergency room doctors, one in New York and the other in Houston, discuss their cities’ coronavirus outbreaks — and responses.
A database of deaths compiled by KHN and The Guardian includes a significant minority under 30, leaving shattered dreams and devastated families.
Hospital employees say they must choose between their paychecks and their health or that of their families. Returning to work with symptoms also risks infection among the patients they are meant to heal.
KHN and The Guardian unveil an interactive database documenting front-line health care worker deaths. The majority of them are people of color — and nurses face the highest toll.
“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.
Harvard research shows minorities are most likely to report inadequate PPE and to work with COVID-positive patients.
Amid overcrowding and a shortage of personal protective equipment, at least 208 workers and 83 inmates in the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office jail system have been infected with the coronavirus.
Democrats want to bind employers to follow a safety plan, while Republicans seek to shield employers and doctors from lawsuits.
Attorneys say some state workers’ compensation laws leave workers and families struggling for benefits after a COVID illness or death.