I Amar Hadid call on everyone to join me in holding a worldwide tribute to all those fighting to contain and eliminate the COVID-19 virus that is gripping the world.
TOGETHER WE RISE IN OUR JOURNEY TO OVERCOME THE UNIVERSAL THREAT OF COVID-19.
I want to be part of a universal display of gratitude and esteem for our healthcare workers, essential services workers and medical researchers, and also to acknowledge the victims of the virus and the grieving loved ones left behind.
A DEMONSTRATION OF HOPE FOR A COVID-19 VIRUS FREE WORLD.
Everyone everywhere can take part – spontaneous groups of individuals, as we are already witnessing, and local, national and world leaders, governments, charities, celebrities, influencers, professional organisations, companies. Everyone gathering in the interests of boosting the morale of their individual and international medics and communities.
We would be showing our gratitude to: all those ‘in the front line’ caring for and helping save the lives of infected patients – nurses and doctors, paramedics, essential services, carers, drivers, orderlies, cleaners, all admin and support staff, virus testers, contact tracers – and to the medical researchers and lab technicians striving to develop a cure and an effective way to treat the sufferers. Many of them work directly with the virus every day.
So many of these people are working selflessly, tirelessly and in hope, knowing the risks of having such immediate contact with this highly contagious and so far untreatable scourge. Sadly, some have themselves caught and succumbed to COVID-19, which can strike anyone. Knowing the dangers, they have lost their lives helping others. We would be selling all health workers short if we do not acknowledge the very victims they risk their lives for. Many health workers sadly became victims of the virus while attending to patients.