By now, we all know the current state of the coronavirus in Iowa. We know that the surge that began a month ago is showing no signs of abating. We know that case numbers are up and hospitalizations are up. We know it’s bad and getting worse.
Early in this pandemic, our focus was on the “essential” workers. The grocery store employees, the postal carriers, the meatpacking plant workers and the bankers. But now, as our concern shifts from what could happen with the virus, to what is happening, we turn our attention to the people we’re relying on to get us through this: health care workers.