Heartbreaking news has come in today of a former NYPD sergeant who passed away after forcibly discharging himself from hospital.
He was reportedly dissatisfied with the level of care he was receiving and was found near the intersection of East 77th Street and Park Avenue at 6am Monday morning.
Our hospitals are busier than ever before.On top of the usual influx of patients, healthcare workers are now dealing with an incredibly serious medical pandemic, and are working around the clock to save as many lives as possible.
Many people across the world are being urged to stay indoors.
via: GettyIn a last-ditch effort to slow down the spread of the deadly virus, countries and major cities all over the world have gone into full lockdown.
The virus has been spreading at an alarming rate...Over a million people have now been infected with the virus and a further 70,320 people have tragically died.
Self-isolation has now been deemed as the most effective way of combating the virus.While medical researchers work tirelessly to find a vaccine, regular people have been urged to avoid any form of social interaction and contact as best they can.
But it is spread notoriously easily...Person-to-person contact is thought to be the main method of transmission for the virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Through sneezing and coughing, primarily.
So remaining isolated is the safest option for many...And millions are now quarantining themselves at home for months at a time.
But it has been to little avail...
via: GettyBecause it seems that not everyone is seeing things in the big picture.
Despite major lockdown sanctions been implemented all over the world...
via: Getty ImagesMany people have been continuing to go about their day-to-day lives as though nothing has changed.
The scenes have been shocking.
Are people ignoring social distancing advice? Britons have been spotted enjoying the warm weather over the weekend… https://t.co/ybAWn3youa— Sky News (@Sky News)1586028600.0
And the USA hasn't been faring much better.
"If I get corona, I get corona" US students on Spring Break continue to party, despite warnings about coronavirus… https://t.co/PRua7c3SlC— BBC News (World) (@BBC News (World))1584723186.0
This type of careless and selfish attitude is endangering the lives of others.
Chad isn’t afraid of the CoronaVirus. Spring break happens once a year bro. https://t.co/71WKdhhdG2— Barstool Sports (@Barstool Sports)1584547433.0
Since then, the death toll has been rapidly rising...
via: GettyAnd it is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
As it stands, in the States a terrifying number have been infected with the virus.
via: GettyThe rising death doll is absolutely horrific.
And now a tragic story has come from New York City.
via: Getty ImagesA former NYPD Sergeant has dropped dead near the intersection of East 77th Street and Park Avenue at 6am Monday morning after forcibly discharging himself from hospital.
The hospitals of the city are feeling the pinch.
via: ShutterstockAnd it seems the officer had had enough.
Sgt. Yon Chang had taken himself to Lenox Hill Hospital.
via: ShutterstockBut he wasn't there for long before walking out once more.
Chang had served on the NYPD for 20 years.
via: ShutterstockAnd he spent bis last 8 of them as a sergeant before retiring in 2014.
His exact cause of death is still not confirmed.
via: ShutterstockAlthough an autopsy should deliver those results soon.
"It is with much sadness that I announce the passing of Retired Sgt. Yon Chang, 56, of the 17 Precinct from Coronavirus on April 6, 2020."
via: YouTube"Please keep Sgt. Chang and his loved ones in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time and continue to be vigilant in all that you do as we battle this global pandemic," the Sergeants Benevolent Association stated.
New York has been hit horrifically by the virus.
via: Getty ImagesAnd with the current behavior of certain individuals, it doesn't look set to be getting any better ...