Fifth & Mission

Death of a Nurse in Oakland

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Janine Paiste-Ponder, a 59-year-old nurse treating COVID-19 patients, died on July 17 after contracting the disease herself. The coronavirus has killed more than 100 health care workers in California. While the public hails them as heroes, reporter Mallory Moench says health care workers say they feel more like sacrificial lambs as they cry out for hospital execs to do more to protect them. | Get unlimited Chronicle access:

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