Heroes of the Coronavirus or COVID-19 Pandemic
Soldiers march into war. And now, amid the coronavirus pandemic, our health-care workers, doctors, nurses, EMTs and support staff who risk becoming infected themselves — who risk infecting their own families — are making extraordinary sacrifices to care for the rest of us.
In New York, they are packing food for people who can no longer afford to buy it. In Australia, a bookstore is delivering by bike to isolated people. Amid all the suffering and anxiety caused by the coronavirus pandemic, volunteers across the globe are showing courage and resilience in helping some of the most vulnerable. From keeping people supplied with basics during lockdowns, to helping the elderly and confused protect themselves.
If there is a silver lining in the current crisis, it is the realization that knowledge – primarily math, science, and technology in this case – is our best weapon.