Month: August 2021

Compassion fatigue: an inevitable consequence of the anti-vaccine movement

People protesting against vaccines that nobody is forcing them to get. A woman with light hair and skin wears Blue Lives Matter paraphernalia and holds a sign that says "LET ME CALL MY OWN SHOTS", while another woman with light skin and hair in the background holds up a red phone and a sign that says "NO FORCED VACCINES".

In California, the percentage of vaccinated patients hospitalized with COVID-19 is “effectively zero”. Recently, a physician in a COVID unit published an op-ed in the LA Times about compassion fatigue; namely, that they are beginning to develop it for their patients–who are, again, entirely unvaccinated. This isn’t the first time I’ve heard such an opinion […]