Much has changed since the beginning of the pandemic.
This piece originally appeared on Patient Care® Online.
SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, is still out there amongst us.It hasn’t gone away. In fact, we are being told that the newest Omicron subvariant is responsible for an increasing percentage of all new infections in the United States.
So why now for an epilogue? Because, for the vast majority of us in the US, it seems like the virus has gone away. Life is getting back to normal, mask usage is decreasing by the day, and hospitalizations are way down in most areas. So, what better time to write this epilogue, focusing on ten lessons learned along the way?
So that’s my list of ten lessons. I would love to hear from others about lessons they, their colleagues, and their families learned. We are all in this together, and together we prevailed and will continue to prevail.