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KSHB 41: Fighting COVID-19 from the frontlines more than a year later


By Kevin Holmes

Megan Abbott is a child life specialist at Children’s Mercy Hospital. Abbott and all the fully vaccinated employees at the hospital wear a green badge while at work which grants them access to rooms and certain patients.

But the green badge is often overshadowed by many workers seeing red due to frustration. Abbot says it has been difficult to watch the public question her profession.

“People doubting the experts. If you get sick, you find the doctor for the field that you’re sick in," she said. "With vaccines, I’m trusting the people who create the vaccines and study the vaccines. So, I think it’s frustrating when people don’t trust the vaccines.”

Abbott had no clue she would be in the same predicament more than a year since KSHB 41 News last talked with her. She describes the last year as a roller coaster — physically, mentally and emotionally.

One positive Abbott says she’s learned during the pandemic is how to be more patient and flexible, rolling with the punches unlike any time before.


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Information about COVID-19

Returning to School and the Community Safely

Recent COVID-19 Positive Testing Results at Children's Mercy