I AM NOT MUCH FOR VIRAL NEWS but every now and then I wish some stories I come across get shared far and wide because of how significant they are.
The one I came across on social media a couple of days ago was COVID-19-related and, as much as I wanted to distance myself from it all during the long weekend, this one got my attention (along with the high numbers of new cases in our own province).
A doctor from Ontario took to Twitter to share a story (with permission from the family) of a woman who died because her husband contracted a COVID variant at work while not being adequately protected. Not by his own will, mind you. The disease unfolded quickly and deadly, said Dr. Michael Warner, medical director of clinical care at Michael Garron Hospital in Toronto.
The point was not to create panic but awareness, he said. Hospitals — and ICU wards especially — are overwhelmed there. Also, he reminded us that where some see numbers, others see people – family members, friends or patients who struggle and sadly enough, sometimes lose the fight.