Powerful footage has emerged this week that shows medical workers peacefully blocking the way of the controversial anti-lockdown protestors in Colorado.
Keep scrolling for the full story, and to see the eye-opening footage for yourself...
In our hours of need...
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And when it comes to medical pandemics?
But, more often than not...
We can get so wrapped up in ourselves, that we forget how much we rely on these people...
They, themselves, put their own health at stake.
Thank you -- To our doctors. To our nurses. To ALL our healthcare workers out there. You’re on the front lin… https://t.co/0CARot6Nzv— Gavin Newsom (@Gavin Newsom)1584631297.0
And of course, this is no different when it comes to the current medical pandemic.
I wanted to take a minute to send a special thank you to everybody working on the front lines to battle the COVID-1… https://t.co/oXpAiL9I6q— danawhite (@danawhite)1584637661.0
Our healthcare services are strained enough as it is...
Doctors and nurses have been pleading for masks.Across the globe, staff have being forced to re-use dirty masks or even make their own.
This not okay.
@choo_ek @VP #GetMePPE @SenStabenow @RepDebDingell @SenGaryPeters Reusing the same mask all day, so I had covid a… https://t.co/VSC5058ZWZ— Vidya Kumar Ramanathan, MD MPH (@Vidya Kumar Ramanathan, MD MPH)1584452022.0
But now, to make matters even worse...
via: GettySome people have been deliberately going out of their way to make the lives of our medical workers even more difficult.
Across the country, thousands of Americans have been breaking the lockdown rules in protest.
via: GettyThese people believe that the lockdown measures currently in place are an "overreaction", and are actually doing more harm than good.
People are protesting for an array of different reasons.
via: GettyWhile some are protesting against business closures over the fear of economic collapse, others are protesting against the "conspiracy" of the virus in general.
But, regardless of why they're protesting...
via: GettyIt is undeniable that, by gathering in large groups, they are potentially endangering the lives of thousands, and are thus putting extra strain on our health care services.
Obviously, most people are not impressed with these protests.
@MarcZenn @declandebarra These scumbag "protestors" should be refused medical care if they get sick. Let them ride… https://t.co/V34DNEEbSm— Ari Solomon (@Ari Solomon)1587344739.0
But, at a Colorado protest, some medical workers decided to take matters into their own hands.
via: TwitterDressed from head-to-toe in scrubs, 2 medical workers have been seen standing valiantly and silently, arms folded, as they block a protestor trying to get past.
Cars blare their horns out of frustration, but the nurses refuse to move.
via: TwitterThe video of the incident shows a woman in a t-shirt with an American flag on it, leaning out of her car window to shout to the healthcare workers, "Go to China if you want communism. You can go to work why can't I go to work?"
The woman in the car gets increasingly wound up...
via: TwitterAnd, as the nurses refuse to move, she turns her attention on passers-by who are calling her out.
Incredibly, the nurse stands calmly and silently throughout the entire interaction.A single action can speak a thousand words.
You can watch the full video here.
Two nurses, who have witnessed first hand the toll Covid is taking in Colorado, stood up and peacefully counter pr… https://t.co/HAjxzahgH3— Marc Zenn (@Marc Zenn)1587329114.0
When will this madness end?
via: GettyWe can only hope that these deluded protestors will soon see the errors of their ways, and give our health care workers the rest that they both need and deserve. These last couple of months have been unbelievably difficult for our medics, and the behavior of the public certainly hasn't been helping. Keep scrolling to read the heartbreaking story of the nurse who was greeted with empty shelves in her local supermarket after a forty-eight-hour shift...