Coronavirus Heroes – Words cannot convey our gratitude.
H.E. Ahmed Bin Mohamed AlJarwan,
President, Global Council for Tolerance and Peace.
A Medical staff member who swear to God to Remember that he/she treats a sick human being, whose illness may affect the person’s family and economic stability; to Care adequately for the sick; to Prevent disease whenever he/she can; to Protect the environment which sustains us, in the knowledge that the continuing health of ourselves and our societies is dependent on a healthy planet; and to Remember that he/she remains a member of society, with special obligations to all his/her fellow human beings, those sound of mind and body as well as the infirm; is our true frontline Hero of the coronavirus war.
Those doctors, nurses, pathologists, paramedics, and medical researchers are the selfless fighters who have had to cut themselves off from their own families and loved one to prevent infecting them , to save others life, and to race against all odds in the quest to develop a cure and vaccine. They have laid down their lives for our salvation, they are staring at desperate faces suffering from the virus, healing them and bringing them back to safety, sometimes they are fighting at losing battles, putting their life at risk and sometimes losing it.
It is time for humanity and appreciation… All around the world, people are finding creative ways to thank our current frontline saviors battling the coronavirus. While being in self-isolation, they stand at open windows or on balconies singing, encouraging and applauding even though they know their intended audience is too busy to listen. They are checking in on their neighbors, calling older relatives, and offering to help the elderly, and the disabled, sending gratitude, cheering and supporting letters and messages to the community through social media.
All the respect is for those frontline fighters putting themselves at risk on the front lines of the pandemic that is forcing citizens all around the globe to stay home.
But gratitude alone is not enough. When this crisis is over, there must be a reassessment of who we value most and how we treat them. We need to find ways of investing in health care system, in advancing medical research and technology, and in acknowledging that they are the warriors of our new battles.
That will be the best recognition we can give to those angels, heroes and true saviors of the 21st century.