Health misinformation from a patient perspective
“What on earth are we doing here, folks? To try to save a tanking economy, workers were sent back to their jobs much too early, causing again a spike in cases of the virus. I realize that the loss of a paycheck is a major traumatic situation for any breadwinner, but so is the loss of life.
Our doctors and nurses are doing their best to treat COVID-19 patients under their care. Many are putting themselves in harm’s way and risking their health to care for those hospitalized. Some have been separated from their own families so as not to potentially carry the virus to them. And how do we repay them for their valiant efforts? By ignoring the guidelines put forth by the CDC and all other medical institutions. That doesn’t make sense.”
Michele Luckenbaugh is a patient advocate.
She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, “The loss of a paycheck is a major traumatic situation. The loss of life is worse.” (https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2020/07/the-loss-of-a-paycheck-is-a-major-traumatic-situation-the-loss-of-life-is-worse.html)