Health care workers are going above and beyond to help us, day and night, they are there without fail, offering their skills and support to people all over the world.

But things are getting pretty tough, as one NYC hospital has found out.

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In our hour of need...

We rely on the incredible work of the emergency services and healthcare professionals.

And when it comes to medical pandemics?

It's these people who are on the front line trying to protect us.

And more often than not...

They don't even have sufficient protective gear, or at least, not enough of it to go around - i.e. proper masks.

We can get so wrapped up in ourselves, that we forget how much we rely on these people...

And of course, the fact that they are exposed to sick people day in day out - working hours that many of us couldn't even begin to imagine.

They themselves put their own health at stake.

Not to mention the long hours and mental health repercussions that come along with this.

And of course, this is no different when it comes to the coronavirus outbreak.

As the situation gets more serious, we are leaning on the vital work of healthcare professionals more and more.

Healthcare services are strained as it is.

And we have to remember that they are people too.

Just yesterday, doctors and nurses were pleading for masks.

Across the globe, staff are being forced to re-use dirty masks or even make their own. Keep scrolling to watch the video highlighting the important message that doctors need you to listen to.

This is truly awful.

How has this been allowed to happen?

Hospital workers have turned to God for guidance in this confusing time.

A desperate medical worker appeared to beseech God for help during a break from his duties at a city hospital that’s among the hardest hit by the pandemic.

New York's Elmhurst Hospital is at breaking point.

They have reported that they have thirteen patients dying there within every twenty-four-hour span.

It's starting to get to people.

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The unidentified staffer was clad head-to-toe in personal protective equipment when he walked out of Elmhurst Hospital in Queens with his head bowed.

He was clearly tired from his shift.

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After pausing to stand with his hand on a painted brick wall, the man turned around, stretched out his arms and lifted his palms and his face toward the sky on Saturday.

The act was very emotional to witness.

The Health and Hospitals Corp, which runs Elmhurst, has called it “the center of this crisis," saying that is was akin to a “war zone," with an overwhelming crush of patients and a dire shortage of supplies.

Supplies are essential.

On Friday, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Elmhurst would be among the hospitals to benefit from a shipment of 200,000 N95 face masks provided by the federal government. Let's just hope the shipment comes soon. Keep scrolling to see the effect panic buying is having on health care workers...