Former Health Minister Høie feared he would break down during the pandemic

Bent HøiePhoto: Lise Åserud / NTB

In a new book, former Health Minister Bent Høie (H) writes that he was afraid of breaking down when the corona pandemic hit.

The newspaper Aftenposten writes that Høie opened up about the problems he had during the corona pandemic.

“I’m getting very tired. My bright and even mood is getting darker and more uneven. My patience with those around me is diminishing,” Høie wrote in the book, which was written together with Høie’s former colleague Jorunn Litland.

During a cabin trip at the start of 2021, when the AstraZeneca vaccines were delayed, the infection increased, and the British variant caused problems, Høie experienced intense pressure.

He worked from the cabin and held a press conference from there, wearing a flannel shirt. He was criticized in the media for being at the cabin. That criticism hit hard, Høie noted.

“Now it’s there all the time, the fear of losing my grip. I’m afraid of forgetting things and afraid that I won’t be able to think clearly. I’m afraid I’m going to break down,” he wrote about the car ride home with his husband.

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