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Fighting COVID-19 from the frontlines more than a year later – Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City, Missouri 2021-12-05 21:56:03 –

Kansas City, Missouri — Megan Abbott is a Child Life Specialist at Children’s Mercy Hospital. All Abbott and hospital fully vaccinated employees wear green badges during work to allow access to rooms and specific patients.

However, green badges are often overshadowed by many workers looking red because of frustration. Abbott says it’s hard to see the public asking questions about her profession.

“People who doubt the experts. If you get sick, you can find a doctor in the area where you are sick,” she said. “When it comes to vaccines, we trust people who make and study vaccines, so I think it’s frustrating for people to distrust vaccines.”

Abbott had no clue that she would be there Same predicament It’s been over a year since KSHB 41 News last talked to her. She describes last year as a roller coaster — physically, mentally and emotionally.

One positive Abbott says what she learned during the pandemic was a different way to punch, roll, be more patient and flexible.

And when the vaccine was approved, Abbott says he saw the light at the end of the tunnel. She saw hope.

But her hope turned into anxiety.

“For my kids, a little worry and worry as a mom,” Abbott said.

Abbott’s children are currently eligible for the vaccine. Before being approved, it was always difficult to work in the hospital and keep them safe.

She doesn’t have all the answers after more than a year, but there are some things she doesn’t wonder. And Abbott says the public shouldn’t do that either.

“Some people disagree with masks and ask all questions. It’s as if walking in the hospital corridor for a day would think differently until you put on those shoes,” says Abbott. It may make you think about wearing a mask the next time you go to a grocery store. “

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