The number of infected people are increasing day by day. The coronavirus is flying over the whole globe with over 35K confirmed cases in the US alone. Death tolls are increasing day by day and the death count in Italy have reached 5,476, while Spain has been hit with 1,813 losses by now. It’s apparent that flushing away the virus will be a big challenge for all of us. The heartrending photos which we’ve presented you below are some proof to show the critical situation which is faced by the ones who are fighting the battle.
The medical staffs all over the world are now fighting on the front line emergency doors. The marks on their faces show how busy and fed up they are. They don’t have proper equipment as well as their lives are at risk. Actually, the sacrifice they make is unbelievable. It should be appreciated. Think about these hidden heroes and please take time to thank them when you scroll down to see the photos.
#1 Face After Heavy Work Of 13 Hours At ICU
“I don’t love selfies. Yesterday, though, I took this photo. After 13 hours in ICU. I am not a hero. I am a normal person”
#2 Face Of A Nurse After Hours Of Work In ICU
#3 I’m Working As A Critical Care Nurse For 13 Years. But, I’ve Never Seen Things Like What’s Happening Now. It Is Really Painful
“Not only are all of us fighting to survive the contagion itself, we are fighting for protection from an industry that failed to adequately prepare us for this pandemic. Everyone is scrambling. Our skills and expertise are being put to the test in every way imaginable right now. And it’s only just getting started.”
These photographs are examples for the ongoing health crisis. Dr. Anna Yaffee, a director of Global Health at Emory University, thoroughly says that sharing these images are important. “Sharing the images reinforces the point that there are people out there who are working tirelessly around the clock to provide lifesaving supportive care to those who are sick,” she stated.
Unfortunately, the work of these frontline workers are disturbed due to the shortage of necessary protective supplies and medical equipment. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Sunday that the New York city is “about 10 days away from seeing widespread shortages. If we don’t get more ventilators, people will die.”
#4 Faces Of The Medical Workers Treating The Patients For A Long Time – A Czech Doctor
“We can’t anymore. We don’t sleep, we don’t eat”
#5 This Is The Way You Look After Wearing An N95 Mask All Day. We Have Less Resources. But Still We Beg Help Us Help You
#6 After A 12 Hour Shift Swabbing Symptomatic Covid19 Patients At Our Drive Thru Testing Site In Cleveland. Altogether We’ve Swabbed 629
#7 Dr. John Henao, An Anesthesiologist, Who Is Facing A Shortage Of Ppe (Personal Protective Equipment) At His Hospital
“He, like most of us, are currently working under the assumption that most people are Covid19 positive and asymptomatic, but in order to save our dwindling supplies of PPE, are only using them for known cases of Covid19. In order to safely intubate all patients he had to jerry rig his own gear. He put on a CO2 sampling nasal cannula. He then put a regular old plastic bag over his head with a seal (you can see he taped it tightly around his neck). He ran the oxygen at 10 L/min. He sampled his CO2 to monitor. He did this for 10 min (long enough to intubate a patient). THIS is what we have to do because we have no PPE. I am horrified. I cannot even begin to know if this is safe and cannot recommend it. But, sure, we’ll be safe with bandanas, scarves, and homemade cloth masks. (That, folks, is sarcasm). For my friends who are fellow physicians, please be safe, and for those of you who are not, please call or tweet or write your elected officials to demand that we are given adequate equipment in order to treat you safely”
#8 Scars After The Battle
“Life as a front line during this period ain’t easy, to be honest it sucks. You kiss your loved ones goodbye before heading to “war zone”. U wear every level of protection needed to ensure u do not be contacted with any of this virus and to not bring the virus back to the loved ones at home. You wear face shield/ goggles / N95 some even wear PAPR at work, trust me it ain’t easy to breath wearing any of those (N95 & PAPR) and with all that protection on, u work quick and fast, catching your breath with every step u make because LIVE MATTERS. After finishing your shift sweaty with tiredness, aching back, sore calf, painful ankles. you found out that not only your Annual Leaves are frozen, you are not even allowed to leave the country as a front line staff and worst of all is when you have to cancel your wedding reception because both you and your significant other are front liners and you both are needed to fight the “war” because LIVE MATTERS. Now after work I shower and wear back your uniform with pride, u take public transportation just to go home and rest because tomorrow is another for “war” but when u board the train or bus. People say you bring germs/ virus with you, that you are infecting other people and that you are INCONSIDERATE but you just be quiet and leave the train or bus because you are tired after work to explain your situation. Now u tell us how are we supposed to feel or react? Are we not human like everyone else? Don’t we have loved ones too? Don’t we wish to go on a holiday too? All got to say is, I am a front line staff and this is my story.”
#9 Nurses Who Took The Masks Off After A Long Shift In Fighting Against The Coronavirus
#10 She Is My Mom Who Is 71 Years Old Now. She Is Engaged In Screening People From The Afternoon To Midnight. Please Be Thankful To The People Who Take High Risks To Ensure The Safety Of The Others
#11 Dr. Joy Vink Is A Frontline Fighter Of NYC’s Battle Against Covid-19. Yet, He Has No Access To Proper Personal Protective Gear
“She’s has no choice but to “get creative.” Forget face shields – she is working in SWIM GOGGLES…our Health Care Heroes deserve better”
#12 A Nurse Who Is Facing This Health Emergency Right Now
#13 Face Of A Nurse Who Took The Protective Gear Off
#14 My Mom, My Heroine. She’s A 60 Year Old Lady Who Works As A Primary Care Physician Testing Patients For Covid-19
“She is putting her health on the line to test patients, get them the care they need, and do what she can to prevent community spread and the overburdening of our hospitals.”
#15 Nurse Who Worked In Long Shifts
#16 Gear Marks Left On The Face Of A Nurse
#17 This Is The Exact Reality. The Unit Which I’m In Has Turned Into An Itu. I Spent 10.5hrs With 1hr Off In Full Ppe Treating Covid Patients
“You develop headaches from the straps, pain all over your face, all of which you can’t touch till you de-robe. I still have marks and pain this morning.
Please all stay at home and do what is required. Chances are you will be ok but you might pass it onto someone else. We don’t need more patients!!!”
#18 An Emergency Nurse
#19 Not Only The Brands, Injuries And Heat Caused By Protective Equipment. But Also Fear, Tiredness, And Concern
#20 Everyone In The World Are Isolating Themselves Due To The Outbreak. But, My Guy Will Be Running Into It. He Is My Guy Who Is Working As An Emergency Room Doctor
“Today, my husband will be trained on how to don & doff – put on and take off a full protective suit. He will learn how to use and remove his gloves, masks, & eye shield protection. His mask will be tested. His gear will be poked and prodded with him in it. His nerves will be tested too but he won’t fuss. People are sick and this his job. My husband is also part of a medical covid_19 team that will be doing everything & giving their everything to ensure as many people as possible come out on the other side of this crisis. He, along with every other extraordinary nurse & frontline worker knows one thing is for sure – life, how we have known it won’t look the same over the next several weeks. He will have to make devastating and heartbreaking decisions. He will be super exposed to the sickest patients. Some nights he will come home and need to talk. Other nights he won’t want to speak at all and that’s ok because I will be there. I’m so grateful I can be.. My husband does not like accolades or much attention, hence the very few pics of him on IG. Though now more than ever he and every other frontline worker needs to be told they are our heroes. Please do the same. In France while in lockdown, social media users have launched an initiative to show gratitude & support. We applaud every doctor & to all the other frontline heroes thank you. Thank you so much for your dedication & determination to fight this virus and to help those who need you now and need you the most”
#21 Selfie Taken By A Nurse To Show What Wearing A Mask Did To Her Face
#22 The Image Shows Someone Who WasThis Is The Face Of Someone Who Was Moving With Covid19 Patients Around London For 9 Hours
“I feel broken – and we are only at the start. I am begging people, please please do social distancing and self isolation”
#23 The Actual Truth
#24 My Selfie After Ending My Shift In The Covid Department
#25 This Was Me The Last Night At A Shift Working As A Critical Nurse. After Lunch I did Nothing Else But Watching The Patients Wearing A Mask And All The Gear!
#26 Nurse’s Face After Work
#27 Face Of A Nurse After A Shift
#28 There’s No Fear Of What I Do As I’m Doing What I Was Trained To Do. But, I have Fear To See We Face Shortage Of Resources— Supplies And Staff.
“Covid19 is real and it’s here. Stay home, wash your hands and stop buying all the things that healthcare workers need to do their job. When we don’t have what we need to take care of you, we too will become ill… then who’s left to take care of you and your loved ones?”
#29 Here’s My Face From Yesterday After A Shift Of 4 Hours
#30 Selfie Of A Nurse After Working In Intensive Care
#31 Here We’re To Thank All The Icu Nurses, Intensivists, And Rts Who Are Wearing This Ppe For An Upwards Of 30-40 Minutes Or Long
“If you were to wear an N95 mask properly for about 5-8 minutes in a patient’s room to let’s say take your patient to the bathroom safely, administer medications, or do an assessment, you’d probably have marks similar to these on your face Not only are you left with these temporary marks, but you quickly experience difficulty breathing after the first few minutes of applying the mask. You also start to heat up from the layers of gown, gloves, and eye shield …so here’s a massive thank you to the ICU nurses, intensivists, and RTs who are wearing this PPE for an upwards of 30-40 minutes, if not longer, during invasive (aerosol-generating) bedside procedures. Whether they’re dealing with an extubation or are all hands on deck during a code, they deserve a huge shout out for the physical exhaustion they endure when providing the safest & best care possible to their patients *Disclaimer – this photo was taken at home after wearing one of my Dad’s masks that he uses for work (he works in settings with fresh paint, dust, sanding, and welding)”
#32 I Was Really Thinking Whether Everyone’s Faces Were Bright Red After Taking Off Their Masks. Please Be Safe Everyone!
#33 We Have To Wear The Masks All The Time According To The Hospital Policy. I Was In Ccu Anyhow. Critical Steps To Minimize Spread, For Example Among Asymptomatic Hcws
“Not sure what I can do nationally because not enough masks. Need more than proclamations – need factories converted and running”
#34 Fighters At The Front Lines Of Coronavirus Battle
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