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. In Chicago, a nurse was fired after emailing colleagues that she wanted to wear a more protec­tive mask while on duty. In New York, the NYU Langone Health system has warned employees they could be termi­nated if they talk to the media without authorization.


FORTUNE: Hospitals tell doctors they’ll be fired if they speak out about lack of gear (3/31/20)