Jill Biden to join National Nurses United roundtable

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Jill Biden, wife of U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, answers press questions after a conversation about school reopening in the midst of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak during a Biden presidential campaign appearance at the Jeffers Pond Elementary School in Prior Lake, Minnesota, U.S. September 9, 2020. REUTERS/Nicole Neri

CHICAGO (NewsNation Now) — Jill Biden will join members of National Nurses United from Arizona and Nevada Monday for a virtual roundtable on the effects of COVID-19.

The conversation will dive into the impact of the coronavirus on safe working conditions and patient safety, Vice President Joe Biden’s pandemic response plan, and — what they say is — President Donald Trump’s failure to keep the country safe.

National Nurses United President Deborah Burger said in a statement they were excited to express their concerns and stories from the front lines.

“The current administration has failed nurses and the public since day one of this crisis and now more than 191,000 people in the United States have died,” said Burger, a registered nurse. “We are very excited to share our concerns and our stories from the front lines with Dr. Jill Biden. We know that Vice President Biden understands that science, truth, and compassion must be our guiding principles as we face the COVID-19 pandemic together as a nation.”

NNU is the nation’s largest and fastest-growing union and professional association of registered nurses, with more than 155,000 members nationwide, according to the organization.

The roundtable begins Monday at 1 p.m. ET.

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