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61% of health-care workers say covid-19 stress had negative impact on their mental health, Post-KFF poll finds

Worry, exhaustion, constantly changing safety rules and long hours of wearing PPE are just a few things America’s health-care workers cite as the hardest parts of going to work on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll. Their work has saved countless lives but also taken a personal toll: 61 percent say worry or stress related to covid-19 has had a negative impact on their mental health. A 55 percent majority feel “burned out” going to work.

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