CMAJ News: Parents on the front lines of COVID-19 face tough choices
April 10, 2020
“Frontline healthcare workers with children are grappling with difficult decisions about how to protect their families as Canada’s COVID-19 outbreak worsens. Many were already managing a precarious work-life balance and complex childcare arrangements before the pandemic. But COVID-19 has brought new challenges and anxieties.
“The hardest thing is that you can bring this disease home,” says Dr. David Carr, a Toronto emergency physician with three children. Exposure to infectious disease is an occupational hazard to which Carr is accustomed, but COVID-19 is hitting home differently. For the first time in his career, Carr says, he feels scared going to work.”