The COVID-19 Pandemic and our Heroes

  • Renuka Yadav
Keywords: COVID-19, Pandemic, Healthcare Workers, Law Enforcement, Volunteers

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected millions of people across the globe and an equal number of people are at risk of contracting this disease. It has brought life to a standstill with people closing their businesses and adopting social distancing measures. Many countries/cities are under lockdown to contain the disease. To control this situation, the world has come together to combat this disease and return life back to normalcy. While many people are at their homes practicing social distancing, there are a few heroes which include healthcare professionals, law enforcement officers, volunteers etc. This short commentary focuses on the way COVID-19 has shaped the world and salutes its true heroes.

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Author Biography

Renuka Yadav

BDS, Private Dental Practitioner, Rajouri Garden, New Delhi

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Published
2020-04-21
How to Cite
Renuka Yadav. (2020). The COVID-19 Pandemic and our Heroes. International Healthcare Research Journal, 4(1), 5-6. https://doi.org/10.26440/IHRJ/0401.04334