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Original watercolor painting of Dr. Li Wenliang, the COVID-19 whistleblower. He passed on Feb 7, 2020, after contracting COVID-19. Government officials had previously censored his attempts to warn others about a virus.

COVID-19 and the plight of healthcare workers

Unmasked censorship

The world decried the Chinese government for forcing Dr. Li Wenliang to confess to “spreading false rumors” and disrupting social order. It was blatant censorship. Open and shut case.

It was blatant censorship. Open and shut case.

Healthcare workers face circumstances previously unthinkable.

Translation: “Don’t tell anyone you’re being abused or we’ll take your livelihood.”

The already dangerous situation continues to grow worse.

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Photo by Jonathan Borba on Unsplash

If we do not act to help them, how can we ask for their help with any integrity?

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Photo by JC Gellidon on Unsplash

Healthcare workers are the legs upon which society stands. We can do little if we are not well, and if we look away from them now, society will drop to its knees.

Hello, World. It’s us, the USA, and we are not OK.

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Photo by Luis Melendez on Unsplash

Magnify their voices; make the truth too loud to ignore.

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