Heroes of the Week: Our Brave Healthcare Workers

Dr. Nermeen Botros is a chief medical resident at Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center in Brownsville. Image: Gabriella Bass

We at Our Daily Planet have been reading the news these past weeks and are in sheer awe of our healthcare workers. We’re so incredibly grateful for these men and women and their bravery in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak.

From doctors like Dr. Nermeen Botros who has been clocking more than 80 hours at her Brooklyn hospital every week since the coronavirus crisis began, to nurses at New York York’s Mount Sinai West who have forced to wear trash bags as protective gear, our healthcare workers are superheroes. They’re risking their lives to ensure that sick people are getting the care they need and one of our biggest challenges as a nation right now in ensuring that healthcare workers aren’t getting infected themselves by the virus.

Please thank the doctors, nurses, physicians assistants etc., you know. And if you’re looking to help, consider these ways to support healthcare workers during this unprecedented time.

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