"With everyone masked, you learn to read the emotions in your co-workers’ eyes. They’re weary and they’re also disappointed that the country has started the end zone dance before we cross the goal line. The truth is we’re fumbling the ball before we even get there."

Dr. Terrence Coulter, a critical care specialist at Missouri’s CoxHealth, who said he and his colleagues were stunned to find themselves back in the trenches after the briefest of respites, as reported by The New York Times in its story, “Frontline Health Care Workers Aren’t Feeling the ‘Summer of Joy.’”