Local healthcare workers plead for community’s help as COVID-19 cases surge

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“We’re exhausted. We’re frustrated. We’re still at war with COVID.”

UnityPoint Health hospitals are struggling with employee shortages, an overwhelming number of patients and the new omicron variant of COVID-19 amid a recent surge of cases.

Some people with the healthcare provider spoke out in a video released via Facebook earlier this week, pleading for people to get vaccinated against the virus.

Here is part of what the healthcare workers had to say:

“Our teams are tired … and, you know … we’re doing our best, and it’s not good enough.”

“COVID-19 is not political. It’s an illness.”

“I lost 11 lives in three days. That has never happened in my whole life.”

“A kid without a parent, or the spouse without a partner. That’s getting old.”

“It’s tough. Every day.”

“To see people every single day literally begging for your help, and there’s nothing … there’s nothing you can do.”

“We’re tired. We’re stressed. Please get vaccinated.”

“Get vaccinated.”

“Get vaccinated.”

“Don’t wait one more day. Get vaccinated.”

Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine and how to schedule an appointment here.

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