Hero Nurses Are Risking Their Lives to Save Others
The unsung heroes of the coronavirus crisis are doctors and nurses on the front lines taking care of patients in hospitals worldwide. Around the world, medical personnel are risking their lives to help the stricken. In New Rochelle, New York, medical workers donned Hazmat suits at a drive-thru testing center. The sleepy town has become the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the US. "I marvel at their courage," said New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, praising workers on Sunday's '60 Minutes.'
Every day, health care workers are on the frontlines risking their lives to save others in the fight against coronavirus. Americans across the country expressed their support, admiration and gratitude for the selflessness and bravery of those doctors and nurses in an outpouring of thank you notes.
#MSNBC #TheLastWord #LawrenceODonnell #Coronavirus Desperate migrants hiding in the back of freight trucks to get to Britain on ferries had been the target, but now smugglers have switched their tactics and record numbers are now risking their lives, attempting to get across the English Channel, from France to the UK, in small boats… The coronavirus outbreak has forced some religious leaders to rethink the way their congregants worship. For some, this means temporarily closing their doors. #Wuhan, a metropolis of 11 million residents in central China's Hubei Province, is fighting an unprecedented battle this winter. The enemy is the novel coronavirus. To minimize the spread of the virus, the city with a population 1.3 times that of New York was locked down on January 23.
Over 1,500 medical workers have been infected, and some have sacrificed their lives to save others. Wuhan has so far built two infectious disease hospitals, increased the number of designated hospitals to over 40 and put in use 13 temporary hospitals, bringing the total number of available beds to over 40,000, while preparing another 70,000 beds at quarantine sites. No one will be left unattended.
"China's efforts have bought the world time - even though those steps have come at greater cost to China itself," said WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. It is a special war between humans and a new virus. Defending Wuhan is protecting China and the whole world. "No victory should be hastily announced until there is a complete win." #Coronavirous