Letters to the Editor

Thank you to the heroes

We have heroes today in this crisis. Grocery clerks get up every day to put food on everyone’s table. The hospital administrators trying to find supplies to keep doctors and nurses safe. The EMTs rushing to a “simple” heart attack patient hoping no virus in the home. We have many of these heroes of action and we need much more.

There is another kind of hero these days. Behind the lines heroes. Heroes who self-isolate and who stay at home. Heroes who don’t travel. Heroes who understand why no proms or graduation parties. Heroes keeping themselves and their kids occupied and sane. Heroes talking through the web teaching others how to do Facebook time. Heroes writing emails to tell their politicians to lower the curve. Heroes listening to scientists on ways to keep safe. Heroes who consider themselves an unproven carrier are social distancing and self-isolating. These heroes are home out of the public eye connecting through social media with family, neighbors, and friends to give facts, support, and virtual hugs. We are all interconnected.

So if you are an action hero or behind the lines hero, thank you. If you are not, please stay put and save our hospitals and us.

Charlene Lange

Iowa City

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