The CDC’s solution to healthcare worker shortages could backfire
The US is going through yet another surge in covid-19 cases, this time amidst a shortage of healthcare workers that could drive hospitals and clinics to a breaking point.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than half a million healthcare workers have left their jobs because of burnout, poor working conditions, and a sense of not receiving enough protection and appreciation. Now, as they handle the new surge of covid-19 cases, many are having to leave their posts after becoming infected with omicron themselves.
“Every [healthcare] institution I know has had countless healthcare workers...