Kansas City’s Health Care Workers Are Burned Out And Quitting
In the first months of the pandemic, health care workers were applauded as heroes against COVID-19. A year and a half later, they find themselves coping with burnout and hostility from the public as vaccines and masks become politicized.
At the beginning of the pandemic, health care workers were applauded as frontline heroes against COVID-19. Now, they’re coping with burnout and increasing workloads as unvaccinated patients fill up local hospitals. KCUR’s Jodi Fortino talked with one Kansas City respiratory therapist who says the job is taking an emotional toll.
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