Published in Hospital News: May 28, 2021
Author: Jaason Geerts, PhD, Director of Research and Leadership Development at the Canadian College of Health Leaders

We’re at mile marker 35 (of 26.2) in the marathon of COVID-19 response and the finish line continues to find furtive ways of eluding us. Those racing on fumes are nervous that if the sixty seconds of Kipling’s “unforgiving minute” extend much longer, the physical and the mental toll of this distance run will become dire.

As the timelines for international herd immunity lengthen and experts warn of the endemic potential of COVID-19, it seems unlikely that we’ll see a quick and definite end to this crisis in the conceivable future.