Nurses, Aides, Doctors, Hospital Staff, EMS Crews & Interns – you all deserve a hearty, strong, overwhelmingly loud SHOUT OUT in the face of our current situation – CoVid-19. And not to forget – law enforcement and firefighters as well.
With our current political situation and current political leaders who are supposed to be thinking of the country and its citizens – you all have a Herculean task in your hands now and in the coming months to years (possibly, but let’s keep our fingers crossed).
You are a key cornerstone of our society. You are working aboveboard and beyond the pale. You are working in conditions that should not exist. You are working with insufficient and outdated equipment. You are working while using outdated disease threat plans and procedures – working without an infrastructure that was in place in 2016 but has since been demolished. There are only scant remnants left behind to help you, now, you have to scramble and scurry to try to re-establish it.
Yet – you are still working hard to help patients. If I had my hands on $500 worth of masks (surgical or N95) – I would bring them to the nearest hospital in a heart beat and give that staff the entire load.
Let the light of faith (for the religious believers) and the strength of your heart, soul, body and medical ethics keep you strong to outlive any possibility of you getting infected yourselves while you work with us.
Let this be an opportunity for everyone to finally come together, disregarding whatever comes out of the White House and focus on the science, positives and actual facts of what CoVid-19 has already done and will do over the months. We have to come together as one and ignore the political party nature of finger pointing. Forget about being republican or democrat or independent. WE-HAVE-TO-UNITE-NOW! This is not a time to be racist and finger point because that is useless and a waste of time – it just happened to start in China.
- Take a good hard look at the 1918 Influenza Pandemic and the American President at that time. Just as the current president is doing today, Wilson also did and lied to the country in trying to hide it to downplay the risks and fears. As a result, over 600,000 Americans died because of Wilson who could have prevented some of those needless deaths by acting sooner, in a more responsible manner. NOTE: Pay attention – we ‘still‘ do not know the origins of that pandemic (Spanish flu). So do not continue blaming the Spaniards for it. At that time, even the Spanish were blaming it on the French and calling it the French flu…
We need to focus on solving this problem of ramping up the production of and dissemination of medical supplies for and to all health care facilities in the country. We have to figure out a vaccine (sorry anti-vaxxers, no matter what you believe, all Americans need to either ignore or educate you and not waste our time on conspiracies). We have to move forward in figuring out ways to do BETTER and FASTER mass dissemination of supplies and knowledge to EVERY-SINGLE-CORNER of America and HELP EVERYONE!
We are supposed to be world leaders, leading in multiple categories – yet, we are embarrassingly lagging and as a result – ending up far, far behind most other western/developed countries in the prevention of this spread of coronavirus and ultimately finding resolution that helps everyone rather than losing more people.