I have always had an enormous respect for doctors, mainly because the brilliant Mark Swaim MD PhD is someone who I have been glad to call a friend for a number of years and I see what he and his colleagues go through each day. For anyone who didn’t understand just how amazing doctors were before the coronavirus hit, they should absolutely know now that these men and women are just breathtakingly brilliant. There is much more to their brilliance than the fact that they are super intelligent and hard working, and this pandemic has shown a light on everything they have been doing, to help us all.
Only a very small percentage of doctors would be able to say that they risked their lives to help a patient, but this year they have all been doing exactly that. Doctors around the world, some with a severe lack of PPE and with CoVid-19 patients all around them have been working day and night doing everything that they possibly can to save as many lives as they are able to, all whilst risking their own lives. We know that the more exposure to the virus the worse you are likely to get it and that is why we have sadly lost doctors and nurses, these are true heroes who are putting other people’s lives ahead of others.
The Great Sacrifice
Doctors have sacrificed so much for us already and when this pandemic hit they were once again asked to sacrifice more. Doctors and nurses have been avoiding their families because of this situation, they have been moving from city to city or even country to country to help where it is most needed, uprooting their lives and sacrificing happiness and freedom in their efforts to help each and every patient in those hospitals. This virus has been relentless but we are able to deal with it better because so are our healthcare workers, relentless in their attitudes and their willingness to put the patient first.
If we talk about hard work and dedication then we can see the maximum level of it showcased by some of the images which we have seen of doctors and nurses around the world. Humans who have spent 12 or 15 hours working non-stop with virus patients, people who finish a shift barely even able to keep their eyes open, with deep marks on their faces because of the masks which they have had to use, dealing with death all of the time and feeling hopeless at the state of what is happening, and knowing that tomorrow they will be back to do it all over again. These are the world’s finest and most brilliant people and we should all feel lucky that they exist.
If you didn’t recognize how amazing these people are, you most certainly should be aware of it now.