Hospitals Tell Doctors They’ll Be Fired If They Speak Out About Lack of Gear


Hospi­tals are threat­ening to fire health-care workers who publi­cize their working condi­tions during the coron­avirus pandemic — and have in some cases followed through.

Ming Lin, an emergency room physi­cian in Washington state, said he was told Friday he was out of a job because he’d given an inter­view to a newspaper about a Facebook post detailing what he believed to be inade­quate protec­tive equip­ment and testing.

Hospi­tals are muzzling nurses and other health-care workers in an attempt to preserve their image,” said Ruth Schubert, a spokes­woman for the Washington State Nurses Associ­a­tion. It is outrageous.”


BLOOMBERG: Hospitals Tell Doctors They’ll Be Fired If They Speak Out About Lack of Gear (3/31/20)