EDITORIAL | Beyond saving lives, health workers keep contact alive
Despite all the grim stats and deaths there is a ray of humanity, thanks to those who go beyond the call of duty
The human spirit is an incredible thing, and history bears testimony of man’s ability to rise against the odds.
Yes, even when all seems lost there are green shoots of hope, sometimes in the most unexpected places, sometimes amid the greatest of chaos and despair. Once sighted, it can – even if for just a short while – glaze the horror of living through the deadly, devastating pandemic that is Covid-19.
Even in the early stages, back in March last year when the country went into hard lockdown in an effort to stem the spread, it left thousands without an income, schoolchildren without the vital feeding scheme that often provided their only meal for the day. It saw big and small businesses flounder and fail and, on the medical care front, hospitals and medical personnel were run off their feet...