As Delta overruns day to day lives, people feel like the gatherings and family get-togethers are a distant memory.
Many people feel anger and frustration as a result of the way things are after following mask mandates and getting the vaccine.
The division among people are for different reasons, many people choosing not to get vaccinated because they’ve been misinformed, exercising their right to choose, or some wishing they’d gotten it after getting sick.
Something called Compassion Fatigue is filling hospital hallways as medical staff struggle to keep up with the stress of caring for patients with COVID who chose not to get the vaccine.
Americans have taken to Twitter to express their frustration over those choosing to not get the vaccine:
I'm done. No empathy. If they're willfully unvaccinated, they chose this.
— Rina (@elrinaflies) August 27, 2021
As a household with a frontline medical provider and a second full time working parent with kids under 6, let me tell you: we are tired. And OUT of empathy for the unvaccinated. OUT.
— Jessica Lee (@jessicallee) August 26, 2021
I'm having a difficult time feeling empathy for unvaccinated adults at this point. I do have empathy for the health professionals & the children. I just don't know if I care much anymore if unvaccinated people pass away and that's sad, very sad.
— Monica ☮ ? (@softtail65) August 25, 2021
While many express frustration, others feel that treating them this way is cruel or inhumane.
In order to combat vaccine fatigue and to try to proactively fix the issue, North Carolina State University professor Stacy Wood says to direct loved ones who’s ideas stem from political viewpoints to someone who shares similar views that has had the vaccine.
Keeping the discussions about vaccines mild while coming from a place of care is most helpful.
One doctor even shared how she handles Compassion Fatigue and tries making a positive difference with with it in a viral Facebook post.
To date over 90,000 people are hospitalized with COVID and 636,491 deaths.
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