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During COVID-19, nurses are risking their lives to help patients in hospitals around the world. According to the CDC, there are over 1 million cases of COVID-19 in the United States and this number is growing exponentially every day. Our health care system hasn't experienced a pandemic of this magnitude in a hundred years and despite the many advancements that have come in medicine, they never could have anticipated the impact this virus would have on hospitals and health care workers.

The best thing that people can do is to stay home to stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep other people safe, especially the elderly and those with compromised or suppressed immune systems. However, nurses don't have the privilege of staying home and because they're putting their own health at risk, we want to do what we can to say thanks.

Thank you to all the brave and badass nurses who are working on the front lines of this pandemic in order to keep the rest of the world safe. Thank you to the selfless nurses working 80+ hour weeks and doing it with a smile. Take a look at a handful of the nurses who're risking their lives right now and doing it with badass ink in the gallery below. Then let us know your thoughts on this story in the comments section on social media.