The True Heroes Work At The Hospital

The True Heroes Work At The Hospital

Ciara Byrne, Staff Writer, Staff Writer

Although we get to stay home, doctors and nurses are working in unsafe conditions around the globe to help contain the spread of the new COVID-19 virus. At press time,  COVID-19 has nearly 2,665,122 confirmed cases. People are keeping their social distance while using loads of hand sanitizer, masks, and gloves. 

With medical professionals running low on equipment, they went from following protocol and changing their masks every time they walked into a new patient’s room to keeping the same mask on the entire shift. Some doctors are sterilizing masks to keep them for longer periods of time. 

Working in these conditions puts a lot of emotional strain on medical staff.  The cycle of meeting a new patient and creating a strong bond with them to then seeing them in the ICU and later pronounced dead can have a huge effect on one’s mental health. 

Another concern of nurses and doctors is heading home to their families. Even though everyone in the world is self-isolating themselves, doctors and nurses have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus for the past seven weeks. Most doctors and nurses are staying in a separate room in their homes just so they don’t contaminate their family. 

Medical professionals are working very hard everyday to contain COVID-19. All we have to do is listen to them and keep ourselves at home. We are very grateful for our nurses and doctors and their contribution to keeping us safe!