‘Please tell me my life is worth a LITTLE of your discomfort,’ nurse pleads

The curses came as a shock, but not really a surprise, to Nilu Patel, a certified registered nurse anesthetist at nearby University of California, Irvine Medical Center, who observed the conflict while waiting for takeout. … “Health care workers are scared, but we show up to work every single day,” Patel said. Wearing masks, she said, “is a very small thing to ask.”