Amidst all the chaos of a global pandemic it has been easy for many to forget the true heroes that face the effects of this pandemic everyday. Nurses, doctors, and many more different types of healthcare workers have worked endlessly for countless hours since the beginning of this pandemic to aid those with covid-19 and those suffering from the effects of covid-19. To save the lives of patients, healthcare workers have sacrificed the health of themselves, their families, and many more. These are the unsung heroes around the world right now. This page is to bring awareness about the work and lives of the frontline workers.
We salute the health professionals committed to applying their knowledge and skills when needed, though doing so may put them at risk. First and foremost is the obligation to "provide urgent medical care during disasters," an obligation that holds "even in the face of greater than usual risk to physicians' own safety, health or life."
From a distance, Boston's healthcare workers are treated like superheroes. Up close, it's often a different story. To be a doctor or nurse in the Boston area right now is to be treated like a rockstar, or to borrow a phrase seen on signs and in windows across the country, a "superhero."
In the months since India has tried to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic, the only thing that has remained consistent has been the incomparable, constant sacrifice of our frontline workers. Doctors, sanitation workers, nurses, administrative staff, lab technicians, chemists, and many more professionals form our frontline workers.
In the midst of a global coronavirus pandemic, health care workers are risking their lives to protect the lives of others. Missed opportunities, misguided leadership, and missing supplies have left many balancing their sense of duty with the increasing risks of the job.
As coronavirus cases continue to surge across the United States, health care workers have needed to stay agile and quickly adjust to our alarming new reality. In response to the growing medical equipment shortages, nurses and doctors have jerry-rigged their own personal protective equipment (PPE).
Despite the hardships and health risks, millions of essential frontline workers continue to do their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic. These hardworking heroes are keeping Americans fed, picking up their trash, providing them life-saving medicine, delivering their groceries and packages, preparing their food, cleaning their hospitals, caring for those who are most vulnerable, and keeping us safe-often while earning low wages and few benefits.
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Stories of Heroes
Here are a couple of stories of healthcare workers who bravely served patients during this time.
"She tried to do her job, and it killed her," said the father of Dr. Lorna M. Breen, who worked at a Manhattan hospital hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak. A top emergency room doctor at a Manhattan hospital that treated many coronavirus patients died by suicide on Sunday, her father and the police said.
Mr. Lovejoy's coworkers at NSUH saw their first COVID-19 patient March 7, while he was heading out west to his next mission. "Especially under the circumstances we are in during a crisis, it takes a leader like Mr. Lovejoy to put aside his personal priorities and become actively involved in a life-threatening mission like this," said Susan Wirostek, nurse manager at NSUH.
A 29-year-old Chinese doctor named Peng Yinhua planned to marry his fiancée during the Lunar New Year holiday. Peng postponed the wedding to help treat people with the coronavirus in the country, but he died from the virus on Thursday, according to China's official Xinhua news agency.
AUSTIN (KXAN) - A local healthcare worker is now stationed in New York City working to save lives at a packed hospital in Brooklyn. Julie Sullivan is a respiratory therapist, providing life support to help COVID-19 patients breathe. She says there was no way to physically or mentally prepare for what she's experiencing in one of the hardest-hit cities in America.
Clinicians on the front lines of the pandemic have to handle the grief of many deaths while tending to other patients that still need their care. For many, it's a struggle to manage those emotions; for some health workers, it can have devastating consequences for their emotional well-being.
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Things You Can Do to Support Healthcare Workers
-Don't be selfish and wear a mask — be considerate of others -Donate to organizations, especially for underserved communities! -Send a thank you card to healthcare workers through Cards for courage. -If you see a healthcare worker, thank them! You could help make their day. -Stay at home and avoid non-essential interactions. -Donate blood with Red Cross. Find out if you’re eligible to give bloodand make an appointment to donate here. Remember that healthcare workers are human too!