[Via Dr. BERTHA SERWA AYI] On April 1, 2020, I started a series dubbed Heroes of COVID-19. The world is facing a dark period. A mysterious virus is asphyxiating our fellow humans to death. In the midst of this darkness, some people have chosen to let their light shine.
Two days ago my 18-year old son came to me and said, “Mom, I think I know what is going on. We are in World War III. We will only win if we treat it as such. In war time, no one is on the streets. Everyone stays home, only the military should be on our street corners, delivering food and essentials. The enemy is the virus. If we did this, we will win.”
I was touched by the depth of his wisdom. He is right. The world is at war and the soldiers at the forefront are our healthcare workers.
Today our heroes are all the frontline workers who come face to face with the virus everyday while the rest of the world is asked to stay home. As we keep count of the dead we also make a note of the healthcare workers who have died in the line of duty. As of today, more than a hundred have died. Hats off to these dead heroes. Hats off to the living heroes who wake up each day and go to work knowing full well they will come to face with the enemy, the virus, knowing each day could be the day the virus sneaks around their face masks, goggles, and personal protective equipment to lurch for their lungs. We salute your bravery during this war. Fight on soldiers.
Please read this Newsweek article about the details of the heroes we have lost and listen to an Ear, Nose and Throat surgeon named Audrey share her heart and earnest request to pray for these soldiers. And do pray for us. We will win this war.