Mike Gips, Security columnist, is named a regional finalist in the 2022 Azbee Awards, presented by the American Society of Business Publication Editors based on journalism, design & editorial excellence!
The pandemic has magnified an already fragile psyche among some Americans, whose tendency for violence occurs, incredibly, at the smallest slight. It is likely our nation’s enduring illness of resorting to violence remains with its appending deadly toll even once the health risks from COVID-19 decline.
According to the Emergency Nurses Association, healthcare workers account for approximately 50% of all victims of workplace violence. But they're not the only ones either. There are reports of increased domestic violence and workplace violence around the world as a result of lockdowns from the pandemic, increased stress levels and a lower threshold for confrontation.