The Illinois Nurses Association and, along with members of SEIU Local 73, picket against unsafe working conditions, Nov. 9, 2021. (WTTW News)

Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses were among those hailed as health care heroes. But now, nurses tell WTTW News, they are literally coming under attack. 

(WTTW News via CNN)

Nine months into the pandemic, many health care workers say they’re reaching a breaking point, and they’re bracing for what health officials say could be one of the most difficult winters in American public health history.