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.
Oh man!!!! You forgot about food processing manufacturing companies. Meat and Poultry slaughter houses. Smithfield Foods for example had employees working in tight quarters producing ham, bacon, hotdogs etc. two shifts a day. These employees work hard. They were wearing face mask, shields etc. Dozens were getting sick from this Corona virus so as of today, they decided to shut down. Huge poultry processing facilities like Tysons, Perdue etc., have hundreds of thousand employees working shoulder to shoulder slaughtering and processing poultry products to supply grocery stores, restaurants, hospitals etc. with poultry products. These hard working essential employees are at… Read more »
I brought this up back in mid April and now Corona virus is running rampant in Meat and Poultry processing/slaughterhouse industries. On the lower eastern shore of Maryland, Delaware and Virginia where poultry production operations are number 1 in the United States, employees are testing positive left and right. The CDC have sent down specialists to help get a grip on these hotspot to help with this pandemic. They set up free testing sites around the aforementioned lower shore areas. Mr. Trump signed a order recently saying that these poultry processing plants must remain open. People lives are being jeopardized… Read more »
I thanked my neighborhood grocery store clerks, said “you should be wearing something,” they “finally” got masks to wear, as I see them twice a wk on avg., told them I hope they remain healthy-well, like seeing them every wk.
Been thanking anyone who is working with the public.
I hope, this will give birth to people being more civic-minded, period, be more gracious, smile at your clerks and public workers.
I’m happy to wear whatever PPE I can, but realistically I’m not worried about Corona. My mates and I figure we all cycled through it by February, and recent data supports us. Whenever titers are available we can check for sure, but by now we’ve all be exposed with even the most conservative models. The take away for us is that we will be getting adequate PPEs for the dangerous stuff out there. Hantavirus scares me, and the parasites that the homeless can carry have always been concerns. We are going to make sure our unions don’t allow us to… Read more »
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