'We All Suffer From Trauma and Post-trauma – but Medical Teams Even More So'

Send in e-mailSend in e-mail
Send in e-mailSend in e-mail
Go to comments
Israeli medical teams are exhausted over COVID
Israeli medical teams are exhausted over COVIDCredit: Ohad Zwigenberg
Ronny Linder
Ronny Linder
Ronny Linder
Ronny Linder

It began with applause from balconies, citations of honor and endless deliveries of gifts and food to the hospitals during the first wave of the COVID-19 crisis – but since then almost everything has gone wrong for the medical professionals at the forefront of the battle against the pandemic.

The halo has faded, the terrible sights and traumatic experiences have hit them hard, their shifts have gotten longer, the waves of contagion haven’t ended, and the virus crisis has become a divisive subject that arouses frustration and social conflict. Thus the heroes of the first wave two years ago now find themselves bearing a large part of the burden of dealing with the pandemic, which is still far from over.

Comments