I think the people on the outside of our situation don’t understand the depths of what we’re going through, how long we’ve been going through it here in the hospital and that COVID’s not really ever left.

Lizzie Smagala, a registered nurse in Beaumont Royal Oak’s medical ICU, near Troy, Mich., commenting to Huff Post recently for its report, “Michigan Became National Hotspot for COVID-19 Due to Variants and Lack of Vigilance.”