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The world mourned with us for our fallen sister, Celia Marcos

June 1, 2020

Celia Marcos was a Charge Nurse in the Telemetry Department at Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital for 16 years. She passed away of COVID-19 in April, triggering an outpouring of grief and outrage, starting with some early breaking news:


We held a vigil for Celia on May 6 in front of the hospital, and the city mourned with us, as evidenced by the media coverage of our vigil—Click here for coverage from CBS 2/KCAL 9, NBC 4, KTLA 5, ABC 7, Good Day LA, EstrellaTV, Los Angeles Daily News, Asian Journal, Balitang America/The Filipino Channel, The Daily Mail (UK).


News of her death triggered an investigative journalist at the Los Angeles Times to dig deeper into the senseless tragedy, which triggered even more outpourings of emotional coverage:

This was important coverage, ensuring that the public was aware of the lack of PPE for healthcare workers. Click here for a printable poster for your Union bulletin board in your workplace (designed to print on 11x17 paper).


After the Los Angeles Times story broke, it led to continued coverage and outrage over the lack of PPE, including global attention: