How Are You Doing at This Point in the Pandemic?

August 11, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and many hospitals are again facing surges of patients who need intensive care, healthcare workers are expressing frustration and pain in social media posts.

"People want to argue about masks and vaccines and freedom. I just don't want to watch anyone else die," 39-year-old Mississippi nurse Nichole Atherton wrote on Facebook. "I see their faces in my nightmares. And it feels like it is never ending."

"I just wanted people to know that it's real, and it's scary, and it's hard for us," Atherton told Reuters. "The first wave was heartbreaking, because there was nothing people could do except stay away from the people they love. This time, there are options."

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