Slate: We Should Have Treated COVID as a Natural Disaster, Not a Public Health Emergency

Slate: We Should Have Treated COVID as a Natural Disaster, Not a Public Health Emergency. “When I talk to friends who work in emergency rooms across the country, some in hot spots, the general feeling is of exhaustion and abandonment. For a while, we were lauded as front-line heroes (how I have grown to hate that term) and given free meals, but that didn’t stop our pay from being cut with most of the rest of America’s; nor did it stop the endless litany of indignities that characterize the normal workday in an emergency department.”

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