The extraordinary men and women who work in the healthcare sector are climbing a mountain that they never expected or thought they would ever encounter.
The COVID-19 pandemic is something that our civilisation has not seen for over 100 years. So far, it has claimed the lives of nearly 120,000 people around the world.
It has brought strangers together (albeit virtually) who have started up ‘on-line communities‘ to help each other get through these testing times.
The COVID-19 pandemic has also seen 750,000 people volunteer as ‘NHS Responders‘. These wonderful men and women are on a moments notice to stop what they are doing, ready to help out those in need.
But how are our healthcare professionals coping?
How are they able to get up after seven-straight days of 16-hour shifts and go to work knowing that they are probably going to see dozens of people succumb to COVID-19?
In large part, it is their desire to help others that gets them through. But it is also their positive attitude and their ability to overcome extreme adversity, even when the world around them has come to a complete stop.
One of the best ways of describing this ‘positive mental attitude’ is simply by sharing a picture of this notice which has been put up in an A&E department.
It sums up nicely the frame of mind needed by healthcare professionals as they do all they can to save as many lives as possible. It sums up their attitude towards the invisible killer that is COVID-19.
The sign reads: ‘Today the Devil whsipered in my ear, “You’re not strong enough to withstand the storm.”
‘And I whispered, “6 feet back Motherf**ker
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