Covid-19 and Front-Line Nursing and Health Care Workers

Jones, Kerry (2021). Covid-19 and Front-Line Nursing and Health Care Workers. EC Nursing and Healthcare, 3(2) pp. 16–17.



Originating in Wuhan, China in January 2020, Covid-19 has since spread globally and exponentially with nations in lockdown and front-line health professionals holding the baton for the care of patients in these extraordinary times.
And appreciate them we do. Certainly, in the UK, we have been drawn to the plight of nurses angered and distressed following a trip to the local supermarket after their shift ended, only to find shelves empty of fresh food produce because of panic buying by the public. We have also been moved by the deaths of frontline workers as they care for patients with Covid-19. Subsequently, there has been a rallying call to support front line staff with donations raised for the National Health Service and some restaurants cooking fresh hot meals for staff working in the UK. Some health professionals I like to think are reassured of their value as whole neighbourhoods each night clap their appreciation from their backyards, front doors (observing social distancing) or bedroom windows in appreciation of the dedication shown by heath professionals up and down the country.

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