Heroes of the Week: The Helpers

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This past week for those of us in the United States we’ve witnessed our lives screech to a halt within a matter of 7 days. As we watch the news–and especially the devastation happening in Italy–we see that the strain on our healthcare system is about to become exponentially worse. For instance, just yesterday evening, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the city only had 2-3 weeks before it exhausted key medical supplies. Doctors, nurses, physicians assistants, and even medical office workers are continuing to show up for work despite the threats to their lives and the dire shortage of medical supplies.

We owe an immense debt of gratitude to the people risking their health and safety to make sure that we have the healthcare, food supplies, and assistance we need to get through this crisis.

Doctor Rachel Clarke said it best in her tweet this week:

“So society’s *real* key workers have just been revealed. Not the bankers. Not the traders. Not the elite hedge fund managers. It’s the nurses. The doctors. The delivery drivers. The carers. The porters. The teachers. The shelf stackers. The check out staff.”

We thank all of our #FriendsOfThePlanet who are on the frontlines of this pandemic for their tireless work. We see you, we appreciate you, and we owe you a huge debt of gratitude.

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