According to Isioma Nwabuzor, the way that we support our vulnerable frontline workers will leave a lasting mark on our country, long after the Coronavirus pandemic subsides. While many of our nurses and doctors are otherwise healthy individuals, constant, daily exposure to COVID-19 makes them among society’s most vulnerable.

Alongside a photo shared to her Instagram, she writes:

“I’m a firm believer that the true character of a country is determined by how it shows up for its most vulnerable in difficult times.

Our frontline workers have become some of our most vulnerable because of the current shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). They have been tasked with saving the world, while putting their own lives and families at risk.

As death tolls and COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Wisconsin, the risk of exposure to our frontline workers also increases. Adequate PPE should be our nation’s top priority in protecting such workers, especially during these times of uncertainty. Because, after all, if we don’t protect them, how can they protect us?”