The feeling of guilt after passing COVID-19 to a loved one who develops serious complications or even succumbs to the virus after a gathering is often overlooked.
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The head of intensive care at the Institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec (IUCPQ), Dr.r Mathieu Simon, would like more emphasis to be placed on this aspect in the debate surrounding family reunions during the Holidays.
“We don’t want to break the party, obviously, and we understand very well the imperatives of mental health and just humanity that make us want to get together for the end of the year celebrations, but at the same time, that presupposes, yes, overflows in hospitals, but much more widely human tragedies and guilt, ”he maintains in an interview with Mario Dumont.
The Dr Simon believes that Quebecers think more about the physical consequences of the coronavirus than the human side.
“Hospitals are ready to face it and that’s okay, but what you can’t face is the human side,” he says.
He himself confides that he does not intend to invite his relatives to celebrate the Holidays.
“I don’t want to pass this on to them as a Christmas present,” he said.
Listen to D’s full interviewr Mathieu Simon in the video above.