For a pandemic that is over, a lot of people are still dying
One thing I am noticing, we are approaching year 3 of the pandemic and my husband-an internal medicine doctor in a deep red part of Georgia-was able to stay well as he treated patients throughout the first two years but this year the toll of this has begun to really tell on him as so many of the people he sees are so much sicker and more complicated to treat post Covid. Pre pandemic we had flu season every winter but the summers usually eased off somewhat so you could catch your breath and recharge a bit. I feel like there are other physicians and care givers of all sorts who are experiencing the same sense of burnout. Offices here in Whitfield and Murray counties are still masking for now but physician's offices in Floyd and Gordon recommend you mask but then very few of even their own staff mask. We discuss regularly how to navigate through all this to ensure he has retirement years to look forward to. Your deep sense of frustration is shared.
Thank you for powerfully speaking truth to power