The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has shaken the world. The state of the world is in a frenzy right now, and hope is not a common feeling. So far, the virus has infected 2.3 million people and killed 165,000. It is not showing any signs of slowing down, and our systems are crashing.
Medical care providers are risking their lives each and every day to fight the virus, and they are doing so at a personal cost.
Lack of funds all over the world has forced healthcare workers to work with infected patients without sufficient protective gear, putting their lives at a greater risk.
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The pandemic has also led to huge economic downfall. Governments have been forced to shut down entire states and countries, which has resulted in mass unemployment and financial losses.
Thus, One World: Together At Home was organized. It is a campaign rallying funds for the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization.
Former First Ladies of the USA, Michelle Obama and Laura Bush spoke at the event.
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Obama and Bush’s joint message was to express strength and solidarity, as well as gratitude towards healthcare workers.
“Not just in our great country, but tonight, we stand with the people of the world.”
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“And we’re thankful for our pharmacists, the veterinarians, the police officers, the sanitation workers, and those of you working in grocery stores, or delivering food and supplies to our homes. You are the fabric of our country, and your strength will carry us through this crisis.”
“This global family of ours is strong.”
“We will continue to be here for one another and we will get through this crisis together.”
The USA currently has more than 7,64,000, and the death toll has crossed 40,000.