The coronavirus COVID-19 continues to be on many of our minds, especially since the number of cases continues to rise and the virus still “hasn’t reached its peak yet” according to the health experts.
My initial reactions are to pray and hope for the best. Since I’m an optimist to the core, I’d like to share with you the positive and inspiring words of The Word Health Organizations Director-General Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus. I found his words beautiful and filled with hope. His message exuded resilience and wisdom as he exhorted the world as a whole. These are his words.
“The rule of the game is never give up.”
“Let hope be the antidote to fear.”
“Let solidarity be the antidote to blame.”
“Let our shared humanity be the antidote to our shared threat.”
“Whether it kills a young person or an old person or a senior citizen, any country has an obligation to save that person. So that’s why we’re saying no white flag.”
We don’t give up. We fight. To protect our children, to protect our senior citizens.
“At the end of the day, it’s a human life. we cannot say we care about millions when we don’t care about an individual person…”
“ If anything is going to hurt the world, it’s a moral decay. And not taking the death of the elderly or the senior citizens as a serious issue is one of the moral decays.
” Any individual, whatever age, any human being, matters.”
Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus- Director General of the World Health Organization