‘Horrible guilt’: the impact of Covid deaths on a care home worker

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‘There’s a voice in your head saying you’ve killed these people’, says one employee of a UK home with 12 dead

It’s already hard for care workers to cope with Covid outbreaks that kill residents they have known for years. Guilt that they may possibly have caused it only makes things worse.

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That is the anxiety faced by many, according to a carer who has spoken to the Guardian from the midst of a care home outbreak which has so far claimed 12 lives.

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