Nov 23, 2020
Heroes on the front lines
This year, health care workers have been confronting an emergency like no other, the battle against the coronavirus.
They are struggling to treat a disease with no known treatment, one to which no human has natural immunity.
At Coverage, we are grateful for Massachusetts doctors, nurses, NPs, PAs and other hospital workers.
And for the past year, we have been giving them a chance to speak to you, our readers, in their own words. We asked that they share their simplest, most urgent lessons and messages as they face this new virus, a virus vulnerable only to our common human bravery, ingenuity and compassion.
Read their full messages:
I was definitely planning to get the vaccine from the beginning, but I had questions because I had a 5-month-old who I was nursing. It turned out that didn’t matter — my doctors said the shot was safe.
Most of us have entered this career knowing at times we’d have to take risks. I think that’s the core of why we do this. But more than that is a sense of duty to community and colleagues.