Health care workers love careers, but face burnout, poll shows

Eufemia Didonato

Heading into the third year of a wearying pandemic, America’s health care workers report significant levels of burnout, even anger about the complications of politics and rising incidents of abuse from patients and their families. But three-fourths of them still say they love their jobs, an exclusive USA TODAY/Ipsos Poll of doctors, nurses, paramedics, […]

Pope hails health care workers as heroes for COVID service

Eufemia Didonato

Feb. 20, 2022Updated: Feb. 20, 2022 8:48 a.m. 1of5Pope Francis delivers the Angelus noon prayer from his studio window overlooking St. Peter’s Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022.Gregorio Borgia/APShow MoreShow Less 2of5Pope Francis delivers the Angelus noon prayer from his studio window overlooking St. Peter’s Square, at the Vatican, […]

German lawmakers back vaccine mandate for health workers

Eufemia Didonato

BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers overwhelmingly backed a bill Friday that requires staff at hospitals and nursing homes to get immunized against the coronavirus — the first of two vaccine mandates being considered in the country. Health Minister Karl Lauterbach had earlier told parliament it was unconscionable that some who […]

Gunman shot 3 workers at SmileDirectClub in Antioch, Tennessee, before officers killed him, police say | News

An employee of a company that makes clear plastic teeth aligners opened fire at one of its Tennessee facilities Tuesday morning, injuring three people there before police officers shot and killed him, authorities said. The gunman, a 22-year-old day-shift employee, walked into the SmileDirectClub manufacturing facility in the Nashville neighborhood […]

Overnight Defense: Biden says US combat mission in Iraq wrapping by year’s end | Civilian casualties in Afghanistan peak amid US exit | VA mandates COVID-19 vaccine for health workers

Happy Monday and welcome to Overnight Defense. I’m Rebecca Kheel, and here’s your nightly guide to the latest developments at the Pentagon, on Capitol Hill and beyond. CLICK HERE to subscribe to the newsletter. THE TOPLINE: The U.S. combat mission in Iraq will formally conclude by the end of the year — but […]