Why we must fight for long-COVID to be classed as an occupational disease
After front-line service, nurses with long-COVID have another battle on their hands
Battling disease, brave fights and the front line: military language has been used in a medical context for years.
And it’s often apt. Many times when I arrived on duty, it felt as though I was entering a theatre of war rather than a theatre of surgery.
COVID-19 has felt like a battle – where we had inadequate defences
Never in modern history has this been more apparent than during the COVID-19 pandemic. Wordsmiths have had a field day – allusions to ‘bravery’ and the ‘ultimate sacrifice’ have been part of the COVID-19 rhetoric related to healthcare workers since March 2020.
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