Today, we would like to dedicate our blog post to our frontliners in the fight against COVID-19 for their selfless service amid the coronavirus pandemic currently ravaging world.
They are the grocery clerks, security guards, journalists, farmers, police and the military, truck drivers, couriers, factory workers frantically working to produce the much-needed medical supplies, janitors, and garbage men. They are the scientists, researchers, pharmacists, medical lab technicians, firefighters, paramedics, and first responders, nurses, and doctors—our healthcare workers who work tirelessly for hours on end.
Our frontliners, especially the healthcare workers who care for the patients infected of COVID-19, are the ones who are most vulnerable to the virus because the exposure puts them at risk of infection. In fact, according to this article, healthcare worker infection rate in Italy and Spain was around 9% and 12% respectively as of March 25, 2020 while in California, a total of 1651 healthcare workers were infected with COVID-19 as of April 8.
Our healthcare workers, who still try to find joy in spite of their own fear, in spite of the bleak days, the chaos and suffering they witness in the hospital day in and day out with no end seemingly in sight.
🔊 “Even though the prospects are quite dim… there are bright spots that can be extremely powerful throughout the day.”— QuickTake by Bloomberg (@QuickTake) April 13, 2020
This New York doctor shares the song his hospital plays over the loudspeaker when a #coronavirus patient recovers and is released pic.twitter.com/ZWrKFFU70L
For all these, thank you. There are no words to describe our gratitude for your continued service and dedication during this COVID-19 crisis but know that we are with you in spirit and in prayer.
And lastly, to all our A4A users who are also working in the frontlines be it in the health industry and otherwise, thank you.
Keep safe and healthy, everyone, wherever you are in the world.