The Loneliness of the Front Line

Health workers must distance from their families, and it takes a toll

For health care workers, ‘the simple act of coming home from work is now a potential threat to our loved ones’, writes Dr. Jeff Livingston. “Last night, I approached my teenager for a hug, and he backed away. My daughter slid to the other side of the couch when I sat down. I compliment them on their diligence, but I feel the knife twisting inside all the same. It hurts.”