The new coronavirus pandemic continues to rage around the world, with more than 1.3 million confirmed cases and hundreds of millions of people self-isolated at home in a global effort to stem the spread of the virus,media CNET reported. However, there are still a few who selflessly provide assistance to those infected and help maintain order.
This week, Google is honoring the heroes with a series of thank-you doodles. The first one, which was first released on Monday, is intended for public health workers and researchers in the scientific community. They are working to find a vaccine for the new coronavirus, provide health and social isolation guidance, and map the expected peak of the pandemic.
The tech giant often uses artwork on its search page to draw attention to famous people, events, festivals and anniversaries. Google has often cast the spotlight on medical heroes, including Dr. Virginia Apgar, who developed methods to quickly assess the health of newborns, and Dr. Rene Favalor, a heart surgeon who pioneered coronary artery bypass surgery. The company last month honored dr. Ignaz Semmelweis, a pioneer in hand washing, following the spotlight on recent responses to the new coronavirus. Google also uses its doodle to remind our little-known real-world heroes.
On Tuesday, Google Doodle thanked scientists, doctors, nurses and other medical staff fighting the new coronavirus. These selfless people have to strike a balance between work and the risk of personal health and the safety of their loved ones, in the face of long working hours, emotional and physical stress, and inadequate protection measures. When many people are “taking refuge in place”, they make the decision to expose themselves to COVID-19 patients.
They have their own lives, like everyone else, and many now have to avoid meeting their families for safety reasons to prevent the possibility of the virus spreading. To avoid contact with spouses and children, some doctors live in garage tents for long periods of time after work. Google plans to continue to focus on these life-risking heroes in the coming days.