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1 in 3 U.S. Public Health Workers Feels Threatened During Pandemic
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1 in 3 U.S. Public Health Workers Feels Threatened During Pandemic

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter(HealthDay)WEDNESDAY, Jan. 25, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- One-third of public health workers have endured threats, anger and aggression from the public during the pandemic, and that has come at a steep cost to their mental health, a new study finds.“The negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on workers have been documented and the research on psychological impacts is building,” said lead study author Hope Tiesman. She is a research epidemiologist with the division of safety research at the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), in Morgantown, W.Va.“Public health workers do the important work of disseminating information and services to the public; making sure their health and well-being are addressed in the face of workplace ...