Caring for the Caregivers Post-Pandemic
Since March 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic was first officially declared, doctors, nurses and other clinicians have stepped up and shouldered burdens they never anticipated. They rose to the challenge magnificently, caring for the ill while protecting themselves and their families. But their commitment to helping others has come, in many cases, at no small cost to themselves. Even many of those who didn’t contract the coronavirus have changed forever. For those who continue to treat patients with ever more virulent strains of the virus, the deluge of need seems unrelenting. And that constant pressure to provide care is giving rise to a new crisis, as providers grapple with the trauma they’ve witnessed and the close calls they and their loved ones have endured. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Burnout among doctors was a problem long before the pandemic dominated every conversation. But COVID-19 has made being a health care provider much more difficult. According to an April 2021 survey conducted by Kaiser Family Foundation and the Washington Post, frontline health care workers’ mental health has taken a hit. Of the respondents, 62% said that worry or stress related to the coronavirus has had a negative impact on their mental health, and 55% say they feel burned out when going to work. But the term burnout doesn’t seem big enough to encompass all the trauma and heartache caregivers have witnessed, or the challenges it could create for the ...
Deaths among people who have been fully vaccinated remain rare, but older adults and those with compromised immune systems are at much higher risk.
The CDC released data on Thursday showing that unvaccinated Americans are 11 times as likely to die of COVID-19 than vaccinated people, and six times as likely to be infected.
A clinical trial from the NIH found that there was no difference in the time of recovery when hospitalized Covid patients were given interferon beta-1a compared to just remdesivir.
ConclusionCiprofol has potential for clinical application for continuous intravenous infusion to maintain sedation for 12 h with the same safety, tolerability and efficacy as propofol.
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Colin Powell, the first Black secretary of State and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, dies of COVID-19 complications after bout with blood cancer.
A headband worn for 20 minutes before bedtime may help beat insomnia. One person in ten in the UK has difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep, with women twice as likely to be affected as men.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will allow fully vaccinated Americans to 'mix and match' COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots.
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