Courageous. Compassionate. Noble. Vigilant. Heroic. Unfaltering. Every story I hear of our healthcare workers on the front lines is a story of grace and compassion in the face of ultimate fear and danger. I don’t have enough words to convey the appreciation I have for our healthcare workers during not only this unprecedented time, but always.
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On we’re immensely grateful for all the healthcare workers who are working around the clock to keep our communities safe.
Thank you, from the bottoms of our hearts. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Photographs by alberto_giuliani for theatlantic ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
• theatlantic When Alberto Giuliani, a photographer born in Pesaro, Italy, went to photograph the doctors and nurses who are treating dozens of coronavirus patients at Pesaro’s San Salvatore hospital, he said he was not psychologically ready for what he saw there. Two floors of the hospital had been entirely transformed into critical-care units; patients on the second floor were unconscious. Giuliani decided to set up his camera on that floor, hoping that the air would be “cleaner” with the patients breathing into ventilators. During their shifts, which can run up to 12 hours, these doctors and nurses must be fully covered in protective equipment, which they cannot remove for even so much as a glass of water or a bathroom break. When they finish their shift and remove their mask, they bear deep imprints—physical and emotional—of their efforts to ease the crisis.