During the new tradition of clapping for the essential workers of New York City, a beautiful rainbow appeared on Monday evening that touched the hearts of the entire city.
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New York City is the worst affected part of our country right now...
via: TwitterAnd a beautiful tribute was made recently for the essential workers of NYC after the disastrous Empire State Building's flashing red siren tribute made last month. But firstly...
As of today, the U.S. has 614,643 active cases of the deadly virus.
via: Getty ImagesThis also includes 26,112 known deaths - the highest number of deaths in one country.
Our country appears to have become the new epicenter of the pandemic...
via: Getty ImagesAnd without a doubt, we have become the hardest hit as of last month.
This news comes just weeks after President Trump said he wants the nation "opened up and just raring to go by Easter."
via: Getty ImagesTrump has repeatedly expressed how eager he is to lift lockdowns within weeks, despite warnings from experts and doctors that if the nation returns to work, COVID-19 cases could spike once again.
New York is the hotspot for coronavirus cases here in the States.
via: Getty ImagesSo much so, that from last month, those who have been in New York (specifically, the New York metro area) are being asked to quarantine for fourteen days.
New York state alone has accounted for 203,123 cases...
via: Getty ImagesAnd 10,834 deaths - most of which have occurred in New York City.
According to a New York doctor, the number of patients on ventilators "more than doubled" in the last month.
via: Getty ImagesDr. Craig Smith, chair of the department of surgery at Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York City, explained, "We have not exhausted our existing supply of ventilators but if we keep doubling every three days, we might."
However, at last week's White House briefing, Dr. Deborah Birx said that Chicago and Detroit are also demonstrating a "concerning" spread of the virus.
via: Getty ImagesShe said that those locations were showing a “more rapid increase" of spread.
Birx also said, “There is no reality on the ground that 60-70% of Americans will get infected in the next 8-12 weeks."
via: Getty ImagesThis is certainly a worrying time for all us in America and across the globe.
Everyone working in healthcare has been affected by the pandemic...
via: Getty ImagesAnd first responders and emergency service workers have been working around the clock in a desperate bid to help keep the numbers at bay.
We cannot thank these heroes enough...
via: Getty ImagesBut we can at least try through some public tributes!
A very public tribute was made last month in the heart of New York City.
via: Getty ImagesThe Empire State Building was magnificently lit up to say thank you to the first responders and the emergency service workers.
It was lit up to resemble a red siren which represented the heartbeat of the United States...And it certainly didn't fail to do this!
But residents were left feeling a little unnerved by this tribute.
Me: I think I’m finally learning how to keep my late-night coronavirus anxiety under control The Empire State Buil… https://t.co/GxWVcFJ6Vb— Matt Ford (@Matt Ford)1585619556.0
Many described it as a "nightmare"...And even though some people saw a humorous side to it, the vast majority didn't.
It's clear that officials saw the mistake with their huge flashing siren...
"That gives me such a boost and such hope that we're going to unite." New York ICU nurse responds to applause for… https://t.co/827em85yDs— ABC News Live (@ABC News Live)1586388679.0
And earlier this week, something remarkable happened during the applause.
The timing was incredible...
A rainbow is a symbol of hope...
Spectacular sunset after stormy skies today in #NYC. #StayStrong #StaySafe #rainbow https://t.co/7n1wcgxNcv— Inga Sarda-Sorensen (@Inga Sarda-Sorensen)1586825901.0
New Yorkers are known for being proud...
Mother nature beautiful linked the city together tonight with a rainbow connecting One World Trade Center to the Em… https://t.co/laXs3bqfG0— Gary Hershorn (@Gary Hershorn)1586835200.0
Streets that were once bustling with life have been left empty...
This kind of hope is exactly what our country needs right now.
Today’s miracle 🌈🙏🏼❤️#nyc #rainbow just after #7pmCheer !!! #aftertherain #nycstaystrong #nycweather https://t.co/ZYsLo27blS— Valerie Ghent (@Valerie Ghent)1586839642.0