HOW DID THE CORONAVIRUS CHANGE MY LIFE?
How did the Coronavirus change my Life? It seems Michelle Obama knows best!
“You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of it’s own.” ~ Michelle Obama
How did the Coronavirus, the Pandemic, or Covid 19 change my Life? It didn’t matter if you were in the North of the Continent, or the South, everyone everywhere was affected by this dynamic and unknown new virus! The coronavirus pandemic has halted normal life and the people across the globe are fighting it. In times of this crisis, here are some quotes to spark some hope.
Hope can be a powerful force, especially in difficult times. Today, the world is facing the coronavirus crisis, a pandemic that has changed life for millions of people. In times like these, hope can be a powerful source of reassurance. Many who are locked at home, others who are working to help and prevent the virus, also need the reassurance and the hope that “we shall overcome this.”
It’s 4:30 in the morning and I’ve stepped out of my Manhattan ER for a quick “mask break.” After carefully unwrapping my face, I walk down the ramp into the cool night air. The street, which is normally bustling, even at this hour, is quiet. Very still — except for the steady hum of the refrigerator truck parked hastily between the garbage bins. Every disaster has its images, its symbols. For covid-19, it might just be the refrigerator truck. It’s our overflow morgue, holding the patients we could not save.
How did the Coronavirus change my Life? Well it changed it in the hospitals, in the morgues, in the funeral homes, in the cremation spaces, in the clinics, in the doctor’s offices, and just everywhere!
Death is part of what I do: I’m an emergency room doctor. I chose the job; death comes with it. But death isn’t supposed to be like this. I’ve always thought that it’s a privilege to take care of people in the ER. It’s a privilege to help them on their worst days, and it’s a privilege to help them and their loved ones on their last days. But the coronavirus changes that. We can’t allow visitors. They carry the disease. Families are forced to be socially distant even in tragedy. Death is quiet now, lonely, steady and impersonal. Written by, Jeremy Rose is an emergency room physician at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital in Manhattan with the Washington Post.
This is what it looks like when you don’t have enough space to store bodies
What it looks like through the eyes of the medical team in the ICU!
A refrigerated trailer normally used to haul groceries sits in the loading dock at University Hospital in London, Ont., in January. Deaths from coronavirus have begun to overwhelm capacity in the city’s morgues and officials have resorted to temporary contingency plans. (Colin Butler/CBC News)
He said he hopes it doesn’t take another pandemic to teach us why taking care of the dead is so important. “Do you think this is how the Coronavirus changed my life?” He said.
“As bad as this pandemic is, worse ones will come in the future and that’s what we have to stop and look at right now. There are worse viruses out there and if they get loose we might look back at this and think ‘boy we had it easy.'” By Colin Butler, https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/london/london-ontario-1.5862344
Refrigerator trucks are being deployed to New York City to help store bodies as morgues and funeral homes become overwhelmed with COVID-19 victims.
The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced earlier in the week it’s deploying dozens of mobile morgue sites around New York.
A nurse at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan shared video to her Instagram page showing multiple white refrigerator trucks lining the street near the medical facility. – as per ctvnews.ca
We don’t know when it will end, or how with enough vaccines that are pouring out into the systems now. Will it change our new Normal? Will it come back again? Will it stop? Will we have the ability to get back to normalcy?
Thank you to Bobby Hedglin Taylor for our interview this week on COVID 19 and New York City.
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