The lasting impact of COVID-19 on health care professionals

Health care workers test patients at a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site.
Health care workers test patients in their cars at a drive-thru coronavirus testing site in Las Vegas.
John Locher | AP 2020

By the last count, more than 3,600 U.S. health care workers died during the first 12 months of the pandemic.

They put their own health and safety on the line to treat a novel virus even as they worried about spreading it to their own family members, tried to correct harmful misinformation about the disease and many Asian American health care workers were subject to racist attacks.

Over 60 percent of front-line workers report that stress from COVID-19 has negatively impacted their mental health.

Even as case counts decline, concerns about burnout among front-line workers persist. 

Wednesday at 9 a.m., host Kerri Miller spoke with two physicians about the lasting impacts of COVID-19 on health care workers.

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