July 04, 2021

Covid-19: Trauma from India’s second wave may have lingering effects on its frontline workers

The second wave of coronavirus infections had pushed many frontline workers in India to a breaking point. Media reports have shown that an overwhelming number of healthcare workers sought psychological help to cope with the relentless demands of Covid-19, especially during the second surge.
Even as the surge subsides on the back of vaccines, the trauma could have lingering effects on this workforce. Readjusting to normalcy will therefore entail addressing not just the physical and economic aftershocks of the pandemic, but also the psychological.

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