https://www.manilatimes.net/2021/10/21/news/national/govt-neglect-fuels-exodus-of-nurses/1819191 I don't want to add gloom to gloom (even as a pessimist) but the Philippines is losing nurses to other countries at an increased rate "Dr. Rene de Grano, president of the Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines Inc. (PHAPi), on Tuesday warned that the country may lose more nurses in the next six months. He said that around 5 to 10 percent of nurses in private hospitals left their posts to find greener pastures abroad. If this trend continues, hospitals' operations would be crippled, de Grano said." I also read that the government is lifting its cap on allowing nurses to go abroad (for certain favoured countries I think) and just the UK needs 50,000 and is said to prefer Filipinos. I believe they have trained more nurses in the past than jobs available in the Philippines (good, as that allows many to work abroad) but it seems the pandemic has curbed that to some extent. With the huge backlog of medical care required in most countries, this exodus will continue for some time (the UK says to about 2024 - but that might be to avoid giving them a permanent visa as anything the UK does to the poor tends to be cynical). With aging populations, it is probably always going to be a problem. This is, of course, not an issue solely related to those who become Covid inmates but will affect the whole range of hospital patients. My wife's child is now studying nursing and, of course, we will be looking at a foreign job where the salary will exceed the 14,000 pesos or so (anyone know the true figure?) they are paid here.