COVID-19-Related Stress on Physicians

Authors: Robert Frierson, MD, Steven Lippmann, MD


Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was first reported in December 2019.1 As of February 2, 2021, more than 104,333,878 individuals worldwide were documented with the infection, including 2,265,559 deaths.2 In the United States, there have been >26,545,905 cases and 450,273 deaths.2 The psychological and socioeconomic toll has been substantial for patients, family members, and frontline healthcare workers.3,4
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