WNYC reporter, associate producer Gabrielle Berbey ’15
Nearly a third of the nurses who have died of coronavirus in the United States are Filipino, even though Filipino nurses make up just 4 percent of the nursing population nationwide. How did a single group of immigrants, Filipino Americans, end up becoming the most frontline of all frontline workers in the country’s fight against COVID-19? Bard alum Gabrielle Berbey ’15 and Tracie Hunte, cohosts of the WNYC podcast The Experiment
, look for an answer in the stories of a “sisterhood” of Filipina nurses recruited to work at a Missouri hospital in the 1970s.