We are in the midst of an unprecedented crisis.
There are currently a further 336,075 confirmed cases in 192 countries and territories, with that number expected to increase significantly.
So many of those won’t make it.
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Hospitals are overflowing, masks and ventilators are running out, and healthcare workers are buckling under the strain.
The ripple effect on the economy is already catastrophic; entire industries have shutdown pretty much overnight, leaving hundreds of thousands, if not millions, unemployed.
And this first wave of job losses is just the beginning.
Meanwhile, those lucky enough to remain in gainful employment have been feeling the force of the pandemic in other ways.
Here in Australia, teachers have been risking their own health, day in, day out, trying to do the right thing by our kids while schools remain open.
Supermarket workers too, are on the front lines of the pandemic; overworked, underpaid and facing abuse from angry customers amid panic-buying on a daily basis.
Healthcare workers, aged care workers, disability workers, paramedics, and so many more, are doing it extremely tough right now.
Those who are grieving, those who are sick, those who have lost their jobs or those who have jobs and have never been so overworked, scared and stressed in their lives, they have every right to complain about their lot right now.
But what about the rest of us? Those of us who are not on the frontline but are standing in the battlefield or cowering in the trenches – terrified as small, but significant parts of our lives explode around us?