December 14, 2022
Working Parents Are Overwhelmed as Kids Get Sick Again and Again
For a week in early October, Lucia Gugliotta, global head of people at AI video company Synthesia, worked with an unexpected office assistant: her feverish four-year-old daughter. “In the thick of it, she was in the bed behind me on Zoom calls, and I just apologized to my colleagues and explained,” she said. “She really suffered—high temperatures.” Two weeks earlier, her two-year-old son stayed home sick for a week.
Parents are holed in under a triple avalanche of influenza, Covid-19 and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), valiantly meeting work deadlines while struggling to fulfill return-to-office requirements. All three viruses are expected to keep doctor’s offices hopping for the coming months, alongside the spread of old standbys like strep throat and common colds.
Read the full article from Bloomberg, which features insights about supporting working parents from Veris Insights VP of People & Business Operations, Angie Bergner.