By: Simerjeet Mudhar
The coming of the global pandemic known as the coronavirus has resulted in people shutting themselves inside in order to protect themselves from the disease. Many people only ever hear updates about the situation from the news, and do not know anyone personally who has suffered from the infection. Oftentimes, when global problems are only ever on the news and people do not come in contact with the problem, it is hard to remember that the problem still exists. Problems such as the coronavirus may not even seem fully real until people see them up close and personally. Up until that point, the coronavirus may have been in their lives only through the media and the restrictions placed upon them for social distancing. Alternatively, the coronavirus has also caused a panic amongst civilians, and essential goods have become scarce on the market, and in some places, prices have gone up. However there is a frontline combating the disease. These people brave both of these extremes in order to do good and reduce the number of cases. Today we recognize the medical professionals and everyone within this field who have, in the midst of this pandemic, left the safety of their homes in order to keep their communities safer and to treat those in need.
Everyday, medical professionals directly face the outcomes of the coronavirus. Because of their constant interaction with infectious coronavirus patients, medical professionals may also be putting their own families at risk. Nevertheless, doctors and nurses continue to go to their places of work in order to help flatten the curve and do their best for those who are in need. More than anyone else, medical professionals see what the coronavirus does to people. Because the virus can be spread easily, people can not visit those who have been infected. However, doctors are always in contact with these people, which puts them in danger. Most people may only ever see the death tolls on the news, however doctors experience them in person. Oftentimes, a doctor may have to make hard choices, such as who gets a ventilator. However, they make these choices and continue to face the virus in order to heal people and protect the community. They do not shy away, they continue to work hard and do their best in their circumstances. Even medical students have graduated early to help combat the virus. We give our thanks to them as well.
Medical professionals continue to go to work, even though they may not have the means to protect themselves properly. Because of the outbreak, there has been a panic and people have started buying masks in bulk. This has left the medical industry without essential supplies, and has put workers in even more danger. These people come in contact with the virus the most yet do not even have the supplies to do so safely. Yet they continue to come to work and do their job. Another example of their selfless sacrifice.
Today we thank medical professionals for their work and service. Even in times when they are in danger, workers continue to go to work to help people who have been infected by the virus. Without the medical staff that works hard to fight against the virus and help people get better, the pandemic would have an even greater negative impact on our lives.