In Vermont this Thanksgiving, many paused to reflect on how thankful they are for the health care workers on the front lines of the pandemic.
One 74-year-old, who was hospitalized in late march at the University of Vermont Medical Center with COVID-19, is especially thankful.
For three and a half excruciating days, Richard Pritsky needed a ventilator to do his breathing for him after one of his lungs collapsed.
Ever since his recovery, he’s been profoundly appreciative for his ICU nurses, doctors and all the other frontline hospital staffers.
"All of the medical staff was just phenomenal," he said. "It’s so impressive to see folks so dedicated to helping other people."