The effects of the pandemic have hurt more than the families who lost loved ones. It has hurt those who work in service to those families. It pains me to watch a commercial from a university saying thank you to their frontline workers who recently graduated from school with their degrees in nursing. I also feel sorry for the new recruits who were forced into situations they have never experienced where people are trying to kill them simply for the uniform they wear. These young and impressionable minds were most vulnerable to the unrealistic expectations placed upon them by the circumstances they faced. They were not trained for battle but were forced to the front lines without proper equipment or knowledge how to be successful. They were expected to ignore their feelings of fear and inadequacy with a "fake it until you make it" attitude. Any unanswered questions were left on the table unresolved. No one knew where they were going but everyone was rushing to get there.