Burnout among Medical Professions during Outbreaks

Salar A. Khan

Research Compliance Officer, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, 820 S. Damen Avenue, Chicago, Illinois




The COVID-19 outbreak spread globally on March 11, 2020 and WHO declared this disease as a pandemic. This outbreak was sudden and spread all over the world. At the time of writing this article still COVID -19 cases are increasing among several countries. This disease has serious public health implications not only increasing morbidity and mortality but has severe psychological trauma everyone is facing since the beginning of this outbreak. The COVID -19 vaccination started at the end of December 2019 in a few countries and now it is used in several countries and the majority of people got their one or both shots hoping to get control on this outbreak soon and life will resume as usual. In my view this outbreak created the atmosphere of uncertainty, fear, anxiety, and hopelessness throughout the whole world because millions of people around the globe were dead or still dying in various hospitals around the world. After vaccination people are getting confidence to move freely in the crowded places but still need more time to come out from COVID-19 psychological trauma….


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