I am not sure about you but I am a nurse in B.C. and our hospitals are overwhelmed. A normal safe patient load is 3-5 per nurse depending on the patients acuity. Now its 7-10 patients and when we have to cover for a nurse to go on break (if we can even go on break) it becomes 14-20 patients. There has not been any compensation to fix the lack of break, the unpaid overtimes, high stress, mental and physical toll, and risk of exposure we face every day. That on top of how poor Metro Vancouver has been with plowing snow off the roads and the bad drivers out there, making our commute to and from work even more overwhelming. I am not saying nobody else should be appreciated for their efforts during the pandemic, if possible, I wish every person struggling through the pandemic should get their coffee but it is disappointing to see people say/agree to "would much rather see it going to...[other professions besides healthcare workers]"
Btw, our wages stayed the same since 2019, our insurance coverage stayed the same if not worse, and I am not entirely sure where the "really really compensated" is that you have mentioned.