This Christmas season, we are honoring our medical frontliners who work hard this year. We salute them for their sacrifices and their dedication at their work.
While the coronavirus pandemic has dealt a lot of loss to people – loss of lives, jobs, businesses, income – there have also been gains and positive experiences yes during this time. In these segments, we highlight those stories – a #sanityproject that has turn into a business; and an #athleisure brand that gained a following during lockdown.
In today’s segment of So Inspiring, we have Roland Santos of the #PhilippineNursesAssociation of Southern California to discuss the alarming rate of spikes of Covid-19 all over the States. He explains that the situation we are currently in is quite unfortunate as “we are back where we started” – referring to the situation just 3 months ago. It could even be worse right now as hospitals are seeing more and more patients. He thinks that the sudden spread of the virus can be attributed to people who have not been exercising safe precaution against social gathering and not wearing masks.
An estimated 4%, or about 150,000, of nurses in the U.S. are Filipino, but in some regions they account for a much larger share of caregivers. In California, for example, nearly 20% of registered nurses are Filipinos. One of every four Filipinos in the New York-New Jersey area is employed in the health care industry. And because of their Covid-19 exposure – – – the risk for #Filipinoheathcareworkers to contract the highly-contagious virus is elevated; and some have fallen to it.