2020 has been one wild year. It’s hard to believe that we’re only in March!
When we look back ten years from now there’s one word that will always be remembered and discussed, Coronavirus.
The virus that is sending the globe into a pandemic. COVID-19.
This virus woke up the world to how underprepared we are when it comes to this type of thing.
Cleaning suppliers, sanitizers, masks and for some odd reason toilet paper is flying off shelves all across the country.
Let’s just be clear here, toilet paper has nothing to do with this virus. It is more of a respiratory illness than the typical flu.
So far for a majority of cases, it is only a huge risk for the elderly and those with preexisting respiratory conditions.
But let’s take a moment to get to know the main fighters who have the highest health implications.
The elderly. Where do some elderly frequent visit or live? Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Care Facilities, etc..
Who is the largest group that works at those locations? Yup, you guessed it, welcome to the fighting ring…..Nurses!
Nurses are the biggest group of employees that are directly in contact and impacting the most vulnerable group of people to this virus. The elderly and those that are at hospitals or facilities that are already sick with COVID-19.
Let’s take a brief moment and give a standing applause and cheer as loud as you can as Nurses enter the fighting ring.
Nurses really are lifesavers.
Nurses are putting not only their lives on the line every day they go to work but also their families. This virus is unique in the sense that it is airborne and you can show no signs or symptoms for a few days and be a carrier without even knowing.
Yikes, let that sink in.
If you have a family member or friend that is a Nurse please take a moment and text or call them and just say, “Thank you.”
Without the professionalism and dedication, most Nurses have to their profession this virus could sweep the globe 100x faster than it is now.
In a study of the 6,500 nurses who participated, 29 percent said their healthcare organization had a plan in place to isolate potential coronavirus patients, and 44 percent said they had received guidance from their employers about how to handle the virus.
Sixty-three percent had access to N95 face masks, and a quarter of the respondents had access to an even more protective mask recommended by the union, known as a PAPR, or a powered air-purifying respirator.
We applaud you Nurses and thank you for stepping into the ring to help fight the Coronavirus. Go knock it out!