It’s estimated that up to 400,000 Americans die every year from medical mistakes.
But while it is easy and cost-free to tell a pollster you’ll quit your job, actually doing so when it means losing a paycheck you and your family may depend upon is another matter.
Across the country, thousands of hospitals are overwhelmed with critically ill patients, prompting many overburdened nurses to change careers or retire early. The shortages are particularly dire in rural areas, rural health experts say, because of the aging workforce and population, smaller salaries and intense workload.
Public health workers have been vilified by a portion of the public and attacked by some political leaders and media figures.
Public health workers have been vilified by a portion of the public and attacked by some political leaders and media figures. They have been fired or forced from office. They have been subjected to protests—some on their own front lawns—as well as curses, threats and even, on at least one occasion, racist taunts.
COVID-19 vaccine trains your immune system to fight SARS-CoV-2.
Decision could mean that hospitals and other employers will need to revise their policies barring workers from talking to the news media and posting on social media.
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“You take care of physically very vulnerable people and you need to protect them. I’m always surprised that there’s a contingent in health care that don’t want to get vaccinated.”
If Some Have Their Way, Virtual Visits Are Here to Stay.
Some things just need to be done in person.
Their mission is to close the gap between the vaccination rates of the nation’s most vulnerable people and the rest of the population.
Covid-19 let virtual medicine out of the bottle. Now it’s time to tame it.
Just a quarter of home health care workers were vaccinated by early March, compared to about two-thirds of hospital workers and half of nursing home workers
Nurses and support staff members died in far higher numbers than physicians.