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Couple violently attacks Indigenous Filipina nurse distributing face masks in New York subway

Indigenous Filipina nurse attacked

An Indigenous Filipina nurse sustained physical injuries after getting assaulted by a couple while distributing protective face masks in a New York subway on Aug. 10. 

The attack: Potri Ranka Manis, who works at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, was attacked after she handed out masks to the couple who sat next to her, along with their child on the stroller, reported the Inquirer.

NY Judge Orders Nursing Agency to Pay Filipino Nurses $1.56 Million for Threatening Them With Fines

A New York federal judge ordered a nursing agency and recruiter to pay $1.56 million on Tuesday, for threatening the Filipino nurses they brought to the U.S. with large fines if they prematurely left their jobs.

Breach of contract: Prompt Nursing Employment Agency LLC, which conducts business as Sentosa Services, was found to have violated the Trafficking Victims Protection Act and broken its contract with threats to harm the nurses financially, reported Bloomberg Law

You’ll Never See Nurses the Same After Reading Raw Letters From the Front Line, a non-profit organization dedicated to telling the stories of our time, has launched Dear Nurses, a portrait series celebrating heroes working in hospitals amid the horror of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

In honor of 2020 being designated as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, has partnered with the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) to interview and capture portraits of 40 nurses working in COVID-19 units across Louisiana. Each portrait features a personal message written on their skin, Dear World’s signature storytelling medium, and includes a first-person account of the story that inspired the words written on their bodies.