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Business Insider has a story about how retail pharmacists at the major chain drug stores - CVS, Walgreens, and Rite Aid - are saying that they are feeling burned out because of overwhelming workloads, under-staffed departments, and continuing stresses created by the demand and need for vaccinations as a reaction to Covid-19.

The story makes the point that the chains have said they are doing their best to hire enough people to ease the strains, and in the meantime are doing things like free pizza for staffers.  But those actions are being seen as being inadequate to the moment.

KC's View:

Stories like these point out the degree to which these chains' intentions to invest more  and become more significant players in the healthcare continuum are going to be challenged by simply market realities.