Many Albertans are frustrated and angry with the unvaccinated, but what to do with those feelings? – CBC

Poll finds two-thirds of Albertans angry or frustrated with the unvaccinated

Oct 20, 2021

Dr. Daisy Fung finds it hard to measure time these days. She just keeps working until she’s done.

Amidst the fourth wave of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Edmonton family doctor works “killer hours,” treating patients, even visiting some of her palliative, geriatric and house-bound patients in their homes.

“​​Everything during COVID just seems to take a lot longer,” adds Fung, an assistant clinical professor in the department of family medicine at the University of Alberta.

She recently spent two hours talking with a patient hesitant to get a COVID-19 inoculation.

“Drawing empathy has been harder and harder in general during this pandemic for patients,” concedes Dr. Fung.

While she inevitably finds understanding for her patients, she struggles to identify with some people.

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