Excerpt from The Epoch Times | 10/13/22
Renowned internist and oncologist, Dr. Stephen Iacoboni said that the modern doctor is similar to a pilot—it is a stressful job as one is responsible for the life and death of the passengers, but the job of a pilot, unlike that of a doctor, is highly controlled by the mechanisms of the aircraft.
Doctors have thus developed ways to manage this stress.
“One of the ways to make it possible for you to cope with the responsibility and the uncertainty is to create in your mind a sense of great certainty that there is really only one way to do this,” said Iacoboni.
“[Doctors] need that over-confidence in order to function, and so when uncertainty really rears its head during the COVID epidemic when no one knew what was going on, most doctors retreated into their little cubby holes of certainty, and said there’s only one way to do this and that’s to follow the guidelines.”