Emergency services have been stretched thin during this crisis, with many receiving abuse from the public over protocols they can't control.
This has caused a rift between key workers and civilians, which has come to light in shocking new footage.
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Now, more than ever before, we need to be looking out for our emergency services.
•Cops in surgical masks •A sobering reality •Do your part •Stop the spread •Flatten the curve •We got this New York https://t.co/ofEjuTVvRe— NYPD Transit (@NYPD Transit)1585795854.0
Our emergency workers have been stretching themselves to breaking point.
via: GettyThe ongoing medical pandemic has put a tremendous strain on our hospitals, where doctors, nurses, and caregivers are selflessly putting themselves out on the front line in the fight against the devastating illness.
While medical researchers work tirelessly to find a vaccine for the new virus...
via: GettyHospital staff have been pulling inhumanely long shifts to keep up with the influx of patients.
Police services have also been put under extra pressure during the pandemic.
via: GettyWhile the rest of the world remains isolated within their homes, our police officers have been bravely taking to the streets to make sure the public is still safe.
Our officers are risking their own health and safety every day in order to do their jobs.
"You’re killing people!" New footage shows a police officer repeatedly shouting at a man who claims to have corona… https://t.co/vYhnYMAEjV— The Telegraph (@The Telegraph)1585333586.0
And, sadly, some have already lost their lives.
FIRST OFFICER TO DIE FROM CORONAVIRUS: The #NYPD saluted 48 year old Detective Cedric Dixon at North Central Bronx… https://t.co/ebgqrNZOCj— Anthony Carlo (@Anthony Carlo)1585424158.0
So far, most people seem to be complying.
ADVICE: Thank you for two weeks of staying at home It’s two weeks since strict measures were announced to slow the… https://t.co/7dk0b1mAFi— Notts Police (@Notts Police)1586169417.0
The guidelines are not optional.
An Illinois mayor directed officers to issue citations and arrests after people defied stay-at-home orders. Police… https://t.co/uA52VM1s8y— Joel Franco (@Joel Franco)1586289205.0
People from all over have been showing their support in unique ways.
In times like these, we all need someone to stand by our side, albeit virtually in some cases. We’d like to exten… https://t.co/ea6IEBtB2F— The Kingdom Choir (@The Kingdom Choir)1586114717.0
This might be a troubling time.
Showing our appreciation and support for all @NHS and other key workers #ClapForCarers here @Gatwick_Airport this e… https://t.co/YcfkqN2syP— Gatwick Police (@Gatwick Police)1585854764.0
Sadly, the pressure put on key workers is still great.
Spring breakers play tug-of-war on the beach in Miami, Florida despite a #coronavirus outbreak and advice from heal… https://t.co/hb3FNUSrs1— Bloomberg Quicktake (@Bloomberg Quicktake)1584584896.0
But it seems now that one cop has ruffled a few feathers...
via: TwitterA law enforcement officer from Baltimore had grown tired of the jeers of residents, causing him to do something seriously unexpected. Keep scrolling for the shocking video...
He can be seen loudly coughing at people outside the housing complex.
via: TwitterThe cop can be seen walking through the Perkins Homes complex in East Baltimore.
The cop was clearly receiving abuse from the residents.
via: TwitterIt can be assumed that this is what provoked him to purposefully cough on the woman recording the video.
This sparked outrage...
@Breaking911 That is TOTALLY UNCALLED FOR!! That officer should be fired, he did that on purpose. He was saying tha… https://t.co/hCtJwillsr— Kim (@Kim)1586286387.0
His actions have caused criticism of the force.
@Breaking911 I’m sick of video’s like this where people are trying to hit the jackpot by provoking cops to limits o… https://t.co/8v98940Qm3— AJ (@AJ)1586284490.0
The police sergeant is still on active duty despite the incident.
@Breaking911 Officer was wrong and her mentality is why the virus has hit the inner city hard.— Bob Thomas (@Bob Thomas)1586282124.0