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Walmart And Colorado Springs Shootings Take Toll On Healthcare Staff

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according to American Public Health Associationgun violence in the United States is a public health crisis and the leading cause of premature death in the country. More than 38,000 dead every year. As of Nov. 23, at least 39,717 people have died from gun violence this year, and he has had 21,582 more deaths from suicide. According to data from the Gun Violence ArchiveThere have been 608 mass shootings so far this year.

When medical officials called for gun control in 2018, the National Rifle Association said:stay in their lane“But for the time, care, and resources they put into saving lives, it’s very much like their lane.” 100 or more — Many of them are medical workers, caring for victims from the moment they are shot until the moment they leave the hospital. In some cases, the process can take months.

Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, a Level 1 trauma center, is preparing for an incident like the Walmart shooting, vice president and chief medical officer Michael Hooper told reporters Wednesday.

“Unfortunately, we often deal with events like this.

But it comes at a cost.

“It’s always disappointing to see needless violence at this level,” said Tracy Chandler, the hospital’s clinical nursing manager.

As news broke of the Walmart shooting, many took to social media to share their fears of yet another mass casualty. People were just starting to mourn the death at Club Q when another shooting grabbed the headlines. It prompted a new call to action and renewed despair over the number of lives lost.

Brett Cross, whose 10-year-old son Uziyah Garcia was murdered in Uvalde, Texas, was killed in a school shooting that killed 19 children and two teachers, leaving him injured in each and every one. I tweeted when I got there.

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