Barack Obama Gives Special Shout-out to Health Professionals Working on the Front Lines Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Gracious Egedegbe
Mar 19, 2020
11:10 A.M.
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Former President Barack Obama had words of appreciation for the numerous health workers who have put themselves at the forefront of the battle against the coronavirus pandemic. 


The real heroes in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic have been the health workers working day and night to contain the virus, treat infected people, and in general, save the world. 

These health workers may not always be appreciated by many for their efforts, but former POTUS, Barack Obama, was full of gratitude to them, in a recent tweet. 

Former President Barack Obama and First lady Michelle Obama at the 2009 Inaugural Parade in Washington, DC | Photo: Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images


Obama's tweet was in response to one made by Professor Rachel Patzer, who shed light on the sacrifices her husband, a health worker, was making, along with millions of health workers, who were risking their lives to treat more sick patients. 

Patzer beckoned on others to thank health workers for what they were doing and sacrificing. Responding to Patzer's tweet, Obama said:

"We owe a profound debt of gratitude to all our health professionals and everybody who'll be on the frontlines of this pandemic..." 


Obama concluded by asking that people should model their behavior on the selflessness and sacrifice of the health workers, as they help each other through the battle against coronavirus.

Social distancing has been described as one way of people reducing the spread of coronavirus, with health workers and the government urging them to stay at home and avoid social gatherings.

Celebrities are also taking action to curb the spread of coronavirus.


In her tweet thread, Professor Patzer also implored people to take the pandemic seriously, saying she found it difficult to see pictures of all the people at bars and restaurants socializing, hanging out, and ignoring social distancing recommendations. 

Seeing such was difficult because of the efforts Patzer's husband and his colleagues were making to save many who had contracted the disease. 

The world is coming together to battle the pandemic, with many celebrities also spreading the word to their fans on how to protect themselves from the virus. 


The celebrities are not just talking, but also taking actions to curb the spread of coronavirus by making donations to support health officials, charities, and governments in the fight against the disease. 

Ryan Reynolds and his wife, Blake Lively, donated the sum of $1 million to aid food drive organizations like Feeding America and Food Banks Canada in their efforts against the virus. 

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively attend the New York premier of "A Simple Favor" on September 10, 2018, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images.


Ciara and her husband, Russell Wilson, also announced that they would donate a million meals to their local food bank, which is struggling in the face of the virus. 

There have also been donations from stars like Justin Bieber, Dierks Bentley, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Shonda Rhimes, Jonathan Nolan, Eric Stonestreet, and Kristen Bell and her daughters.

We at AmoMama do our best to give you the most updated news regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, but the situation is constantly changing. We encourage readers to refer to the online updates from CDC, WHO, or Local Health Departments to stay updated. Take care!