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Faculty Insight: Mental Health Impact of Omicron on Healthcare Workers
Dr. Charles Figley spoke to Yahoo Life about the lasting impact of the pandemic on healthcare workers. In "Omicron Is Pushing Healthcare Workers To Their Breaking Point," Dr. Figley says, "The real challenge right now, I think, with medical practitioners is the days are often the same, and there’s nothing for them to look forward to, only death and illness and trying to help. It feels like you’re trying to plug up the dam with your thumb when it’s breaking.”
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