It seems World War III actually manifested as a respiratory illness that has reduced the strength of several economies without a single shot fired
The world has held its breath on many occasions as two global superpowers toyed with its future with subtle threats of a nuclear war. North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, and Donald Trump, president of the United States, have often left global citizens speculating on what an outbreak of war would mean for the world as we knew it.
It seems World War III actually manifested as a respiratory illness that has reduced the strength of several economies without a single shot fired.
Since China reported the outbreak of COVID-19 to the World Health Organisation on December 31st 2019, the virus has spread to 180 countries and infected 1.9 million people.
Up until recently, China recorded a vast majority of infections and death. Today, the total number of infections in the US alone has surpassed the total number of infected cases in China. At this rate of transmission, scientists around the world race against time to find a cure to curb the spread of the virus.
Over the months of COVID-19’s spread, the world has come to understand two important truths; i) WWIII is being fought in hospitals and ii) nurses and doctors around the world are the only soldiers at the frontline.
The real heroes of the world today aren’t flying around in capes rescuing people from burning buildings, they are walking through corridors, going from room to room caring for those affected by the virus.
Every day, brave men and women leave their families behind and go out to face the enemy. Though unaware of how it moves or its weakness, these men and women don the apparel of war and march toward the battle line armed to their teeth with the determination to save lives.
They bite down on their fear and emotions to do their job because simply put, it is what they signed up for.
It seems unfair of the world to expect these ordinary humans to brace the virus the rest of the world hides from at home, and yet, what else is the world to do?
With no whiff of a cure in sight, the world needs these heroes now more than ever. These heroes are taught to put patients first, especially now when COVID-19 threatens the human race. They are overwhelmed, and in some cases, unprotected but still they rise again to fight another day, losing their lives for the cause.
One day, the world will emerge victorious against another deadly enemy, and when that day dawns upon us, these soldiers deserve all the accolades and praise.