- #ClapBecauseWeCare initiative is an attempt to motivate health care workers and others on the frontlines around the world fighting for everyone else during this coronavirus crisis.
- Europeans stood outside their balconies or their doorsteps to applaud and cheer in solidarity for doctors and nurses everywhere.
- New Yorkers are invited to participate in #ClapBecauseWeCare at 7 PM EST on March 27 to express their gratitude.
This fight against the coronavirus pandemic has proven to be a global effort, where people all over the world appear to band together despite their differences.
Doctors, nurses and other health care workers around the world have been struggling to contain the coronavirus while providing care for the hundreds of thousands of people who have been infected.
The coronavirus pandemic continues to devastate Europe and Asia over the recent weeks, now, the virus has affected the United States, as the number of infected continue to grow despite efforts put in place to impede the disease transmission through statewide lockdowns.
Health care professionals put themselves at risk through prolonged contact with coronavirus patients, and because the virus is highly transmissible many have already gotten sick or have died.
One thing is for sure, this bravery has not been ignored by the millions of people these thousands of health care workers have been protecting.
Europeans stood outside their balconies or their doorsteps to applaud and cheer in solidarity for doctors and nurses everywhere who continue to fight for everyone else. Internet usage data in Spain illustrates a plummet at 8 PM, right about when people turn off their computers and cellphones to participate in the round of applause for those at the front lines.
The appreciation for the efforts of those at the front lines has been on display in countries affected by the virus, with people taking to social media to show their indebtedness to the health care workers of the country.
New Yorkers are invited to participate in #ClapBecauseWeCare initiative to express their gratitude for the doctors, nurses, health care workers, grocery store workers, restaurant workers, truck drivers, sanitation workers and everybody else putting themselves at risk to hold the country together.
The affair will last for two whole minutes, at 7 PM EST on March 27. Those who would participate are asked to clap their hands together by their front doors, stoops, windows, balconies or wherever part of their house that they feel safe.
This gesture is at least an attempt to motivate medical workers fighting for everyone, now that the number of infected in the United States has exceeded recorded numbers in China and Italy.