09 Apr COVID-19. We have hope
As COVID-19 sweeps through our communities, the world is on edge. Our local and national economies are suffering; our elderly are at grave risk; and millions of children are out of school, their parents left trying to maintain some semblance of normalcy.
Our world may never have been more grateful for its purpose-driven healthcare workers—those on the front lines of this epidemic who are embracing their mission at the very cost of their lives. Even as personal protective equipment dwindles, healthcare professionals around the world have mobilized around a sense of meaning, selflessly offering their “attention,” “science,” and “love.”
One legendary example of this commitment is Dr. Li Wenliang, the Chinese ophthalmologist at Wuhan Central Hospital who first alerted his colleagues to the possible outbreak of COVID-19 in December. Even after he was punished for telling the truth, Li returned to work and continued to treat affected patients. Li died from the virus on February 7th, at the age of 33.
We are going to introduce in Asilux Care telehealth and network security. Indeed, being able to diagnose and manage treatments virtually can increase the number of patients served in a cost-effective way, while also lowering the risk of exposure to diseases for both patients and employees.
But while the challenges we face are very real, there is hope.