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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. 

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(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.