Medical professionals were always regarded highly in society and the pandemic won't necessarily improve societal views concerning them. Rather, it would only prove as a testament for how society already views doctors and nurses and it will preserve society's reputed perception of such fields. Doctors in America have to obtain average schooling of around 12-16 years after high school. Meanwhile, some nurses are known for working more than 16 hours a day in order to make sure their patients are well cared for. This places an enormous financial, physical, and social burden on them, and society is very well aware of this. People always understood the tremendous sacrifices that health professionals underwent in order to perform their job, and people always regarded them with much awe and respect.