What COVID-19 has taught us

KYW Staff
June 17, 2020 - 7:56 pm
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By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us something about ourselves as people — not just here in the U.S., but throughout the world. 

It is something those of us who work in healthcare have learned firsthand: we are only as strong as the weakest among us. 

When it comes to a virus like coronavirus, an individual's status or position in life, political views, race or religion has no importance. 

A virus or a disease attacks those who are vulnerable and thrives in that setting. 

This is why access to care and education about healthy choices make a big difference, and we need to never lose sight of this important fact. 

When it comes to healthcare, we are strongest if each life is equally valuable in our battle against disease. 

COVID-19 isn’t discriminating, and to have our best chance against the virus, we can’t either.