Nurses Struggle through a New COVID Wave with Rage and Compassion

A critical care nurse confronts the Omicron surge filling her hospital. A heartfelt and emotional article from Scientific American.

“But the thing that damaged me more than anything else was knowing that we had a way out and didn’t take it. This sentiment has been echoed by many people that I work with, conservative and liberal alike, all of whom have seen the devastation that disinformation leaves in its wake. COVID is a hoax until someone you love is lying motionless in a hospital bed, half dead, being kept alive by an angry nurse, a tired respiratory therapist and a depressed physician.”

Nurses Struggle through a New COVID Wave with Rage and Compassion

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