Obama Delivers Heartfelt Message To Healthcare Workers Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
As the country tries to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, former President Barack Obama is thanking health care professionals who are on the “front lines” treating patients who have been infected.
Obama took to Twitter to share his message to all healthcare workers who are spending countless hours and being away from their families to save the life of the people affected by this virus.
“We owe a profound debt of gratitude to all our health professionals and everybody who’ll be on the front lines of this pandemic for a long while,” he said. “They’re giving everything. May we all model our own behavior on their selflessness and sacrifice as we help each other through this.”
We owe a profound debt of gratitude to all our health professionals and everybody who’ll be on the front lines of this pandemic for a long while. They’re giving everything. May we all model our own behavior on their selflessness and sacrifice as we help each other through this. https://t.co/F3tsJTqd4c
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 17, 2020
The former president was tweeting in response to epidemiologist Rachel Patzer, whose husband has been living in isolation after treating patients with the virus.
Patzer wrote a series of tweets urging people to take the virus seriously and expressed how difficult it is “to see pictures of all the people at bars and restaurants, socializing, making play dates, and ignoring social distancing recommendations when I know my husband and many other healthcare workers are risking their lives to treat more sick patients.”
“I hope the projections of infections and serious cases are incorrect. If not, our healthcare system will be overloaded. And already we are seeing the strain. Please thank a healthcare worker for what they are doing and sacrificing,” she concluded her thread.
We here at PoliticalDig would also like to thank everyone who has worked countless hours to help contain this virus. Together as a nation, we thrive.