Katie Murphy, president of the Massachusetts Nurses Association and registered nurse at Brigham and Women's Hospital, says medical staff don't have enough personal protective equipment even as they manage a growing number of very sick patients.

Murphy said she blames the federal government for not doing enough to help these frontline workers.

"We can spend billions fighting wars, building new aircraft carriers — we need to spend this money keeping our citizens alive," Murphy said.

Murphy is worried about what January will bring here in Massachusetts and around the country, saying another lockdown would be beneficial in stemming the spread of the coronavirus.

We also looked back on the last ten months of COVID-19 in Massachusetts with GBH reporters Craig LeMoult and Gabrielle Emanuel.

Click on the audio player above to listen to the full episode.


Craig LeMoult and Gabrielle Emanuel - 1:34
Katie Murphy - 10:10