Remembering Those Lost to COVID 19 and War

Pandemic, war, climate change, hot housing markets, soaring gas and food prices…Reading the news can make one feel discouraged and disillusioned, perhaps even helpless. Many are struggling financially, physically and mentally.

A recent Canadian survey reported that many Canadians felt that the last 2 years navigating the pandemic were the worst 2 years of their lives. Many people lost loved ones, were ill mentally or physically, became unemployed, isolated, faced financial ruin, not to mention the divisiveness brought about by the vaccinated versus unvaccinated debate.

As a healthcare provider, I have certainly witnessed these struggles firsthand and hope that in whatever way possible, I can make life a bit better for every individual I come across, be it with a listening ear, a smile, or successful management of a physical or mental ailment.

On this day, as we mark 2 years since the WHO first declared the COVID 19 pandemic, I want to take a moment to remember those who have died, those who have cried, those who have struggled. We have faced this together as an entire global community and we will emerge stronger than we realize. I also want to take a moment to remember those facing war in Ukraine and other areas around the world. It is surreal and heartbreaking.

No words I can say would be enough to cover the magnitude of what is going on in the world today but we have to have hope that things will get better.