Front line worriers
No, the subject line ins't a typo, I didn't mean front line warriors.
Cops are "front line" - bank robbers and druggies don't typically observe safe health practices.
Ambulance techs, EMTs and other first responders typically rush in - and while they do have protective gear, many don't have the time to put it on in an emergency situation.
Nurses and doctors likewise have protective gear, and most likely in a hospital setting they're wearing it.
But how many of them go home and simply kick their shoes off and grab a glass of wine or a beer without any thought about their day?
Do you think the cop thinks twice before kissing their spouse after contact with a heroin junkie?
Does the ambulance paramedic pay special attention when going to visit his/her elderly parent?
Do the nurses go home worried about being overwhelmed by patients with the virus?
Does the doctor go home and have concern about passing the virus to his/her children?
I would think that many of these front line warriors would be diagnosed with CURRENT traumatic stress disorder.
The next time you come across one of these people, don't shake their hand (obviously) and don't just thank them - buy them lunch or something - maybe even flowers. (OK, maybe don't buy the doctor lunch, they have enough money - but if you give them flowers to take home to their wife/husband it would mean something).
There might be some people who say that this is the profession these people chose - and to an extent that's true, but NONE of them signed up for a pandemic.
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