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Experts warn of "second victims" during Covid-19 pandemic

The director of the Employee Assistance Program at Northwell Health in New York, Curtis Reisinger, has warned that the Covid-19 pandemic causes so-called "second victims", referring to healthcare workers that experience traumata because of the circumstances in the fight against the virus. These can be related to stress, not being able to care for the patients' needs due to missing capacity, missing staff and other reasons. Multiple suicides of healthcare workers have already been reported.