We’ve got used to spending time at home, working on the internet, having coffee breaks with good music. We feel safe and calm about tomorrow, maybe just a little missed people, the feeling of being not alone in this world. And I’m still nervous that we can’t walk freely through the spring streets, sit in a bar with friends and have a good time!
Such are our concerns.
And every minute they stand at the forefront waiting for disaster, and it comes – invisible, not felt, but real. My buddy doctor is in resuscitation, barely breathing. He went to work every morning to save the lives of those of us who were carelessly laughing, thinking that all this trouble was not about us.
Every medical practitioner today deserves respect – just respect will not protect their health, they need real help – medical facilities. And if the people in power hide their heads in the sand pretending that everything is fine, let’s forget those liars and help the medics themselves.
What can I do to facilitate their work, to contribute to their sacrifice? I am away from medical work now (my first profession is related to medicine), I will not help with my own hands, but I see people who organize real and necessary medical help.
I cannot do much, we just donated money that saved for our canceled trip to Vietnam, but the biggest help is staying at home. In this way, I will not get infected, and will not infect others (I very hope), so medics may have a little bit less work and danger.
And after all – when the pandemic is over – I’ll be able to look quietly at the doctor, nurse or hospital cleaner. Because I will know that when it was a hard time, I was with them too. At least a little bit with them.
© Fortune, 2020
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