I don’t have enough words to describe the immense gratitude and respect I have for frontline workers and the medical community. The sheer determination, diligence, and sacrifice during the coronavirus pandemic has not just warmed millions of hearts but also thrown a light on the importance of a good health care system.
I wrote these words thinking about the distress and trauma they must have felt during this period.
I hope all these beautiful souls find peace and light.
As individuals, it is also our duty to take necessary precautions by wearing masks, sanitizing our hands and getting vaccinated. My parents got the vaccination in India and my in-laws in Australia. The Australian government is giving free vaccination to everyone, even those on tourist visas. My husband and I will be getting our first dose next month.
Although the spread of coronavirus has been under control in Sydney, the number of cases from community transmission rose in the past few days leading to a lockdown. I really hope the rollout of the vaccination will fasten and the government will get a majority of the population vaccinated.
Losing someone suddenly due to covid19 is heartbreaking. We lost a close relative in India, who was a mother to a 5 year old. We still haven’t come out of shock and grief. I know many who are grieving the loss of their family members.
This is not an easy year either but as more people are getting vaccinated, let’s hope for a better future. Stay safe everyone.