As of 30 March 2020, more than 730,000 people all over the world have been infected, but more than 150,000 have recovered, thanks to the doctors, nurses, and all other health care workers who work day and night to cure illness and save lives, even it means losing their own.
At the time of coronavirus, they are the heroes, they are our heroes. But we need to protect them from being converting into martyrs.
As of 4 March 2020, by the time the outbreak of coronavirus was in control in mainland China, there were 80,409 people being infected, more than 3,300 of them are healthcare workers. Among the 3,012 of the people died of the virus, at least eight of them are health workers.
“We needed to be ready for it mentally. Take protective measures.”
Name: Doctor Li wenliang
He was the first doctor to warn about the possible outbreak and he was the first to die from coronavirus.
He passed away on Feb 7, 2020, He left behind his preganant wife and son, he was 33 years old.
Jiang Xueqing, head of thyroid and breast surgery, died at 55.
Mei Zhongming, ophthalmologist, died while working at hosptial in Wuhan at 57.
Liu Zhiming, Neurosurgeona and director at the Wuchang hospital in Wuhan, died on February 18, aged 51.
"I am young, I can work more hours."
Name: Dr Peng Yinhua
Position: Respirologist (Lung doctor) and Intensivist (ICU doctor).
Died on: 20 Feb. 2020
He contracted coronavirus while treating patients in a front line hospital in Wuhan.
He was initially admitted to hospital on Jan 25 2020 and passed away on Feb 20 2020.
He postponed his wedding in order to fight against coronavirus, and left behind his pregnant financee, he was 29 years old.
In Italy, 8,358 doctors, nurses, technicians, ambulance staff and other health employees have been infected with coronavirus, and 61 of them died, including two nurses who killed themselves, possibly over the fear and stress of having infecting others.
We received some masks, some glove kits, nothing else. A mask that should last half-a-day here lasts a week..."
Marcello Natali, Lombardy chief of the Federation of General Practitioners who tested positive for coronavirus and who was working in a hospital in the town of Codogno, died on 18 March 2020, because he had had to work without gloves: "They have run out," he told Euronews. He was 57 years old.
In Spain, 12.298 health workers have been infected by coronavirus, and just six days earlier, the toll stood at 3,475.
In Italy, the infected health workers accounts for about 9% of all cases, but in Spain, that percentage is much higher, close to 15%.
On 21 March 2020, there are 14,459 people being infected in France, 562 of them died, one of them was a retired doctor named Jean-Jacques Razafindranazy, the first doctor died of coronavirus in France.
mon père ce héros, médecin aux urgences de Compiègne est parti trop vite à cause du coronavirus."
At the end of February, Razafindranazy went back to the emergency ward of Compiègne hospital to help fight against the outbreak.
On 4 March He was hospitalised himself in Lille, where he tested positive for Covid-19. He died on 21 March, 10 days later, without being able to say good bye to his family. He was 67 years old.
Jean-Marie Boegle, a gynocologist who worked in Mulhouse died just one day later on 22 March from coronavirus.
On the same day, Alain Thirion, director-general for civil security and crisis management said 22,574 warnings were issued because people did not want to obey the confinement rule.
From China to France to more countries in the world, the virus is doing the same, it makes people ill and kill, and the doctors, nurses, and all other health workers are doing the same: they are saving lives, at the price of their own. They not only should be appreciated and applauded, but protected, as heroes of highest honors, as national treasures.
Doctors Without Borders, a non profit organization has sent a team of doctors, nurses and hygiene experts to the town of Codogno, in northern Italy’s Lombardy region, whose only mission is to help protect hospital staff, health care workers and cleaning teams.
More should be down.
We do not want more of these heroes to convert to martyrs.