Dr. Greg Burke, an internist who is co-director of ethics for the Catholic Medical Association, said stress has been a topic of conversation in the medical profession for years, but that the COVID-19 pandemic pushed it into overdrive.
As the world prays for Pope Francis to enjoy a full recovery following his colon surgery, doctors are busy explaining symptomatic stenotic diverticulitis, the condition afflicting the 84-year-old pontiff.
Doctors and nurses in Haiti don’t know when they will get vaccines to fight COVID-19. Meanwhile, many people in the Caribbean nation do not practice social distancing or wear masks. Consequently, on doctor said, “the precarity is very high in Haiti.”
Sandy Gross of Longmont, Colorado, believes there is redemption in suffering. She knows, having endured aggressive treatments in her nearly two-year fight with breast cancer.
Understandably, many parents are worried about sending their kids back to school. Teachers are also concerned. Should schools reopen? Is it safe?