A Zimbabwean Doctor Shares With New York Times Burnout And Stress Of Dealing With The Resurgence In Corona Virus Cases

Dr. Mati Hlatshwayo Davis                                  Photo: Neeta Satam for The New York Times

USA based Zimbabwean Dr. Mati Hlatshwayo Davis was recently featured in a New York Times article about how some states are finally opening up this weekend and vaccinated people are throwing away masks to attend countless July 4th Independence Day gatherings in cities and towns across the country, whilst some states are grappling with a resurgence in coronavirus cases forcing hospitals to reopen Covid units

Dr. Mati Hlatshwayo Davis, an infectious disease physician in St. Louis, said she sometimes felt frustrated when counseling the vaccine-hesitant. “There are moments of overwhelming joy when seeing patients I know who survived Covid, but then I’ll treat multiple members of a family with Covid or we will have to intubate someone and you can’t help but think this was preventable,” she said. “It’s heartbreaking, but we’re also really, really tired.” 

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