After the applause, let’s put our hands in our pockets for health workers

We need to hold on to Thursday’s public declaration and ensure that frontline staff are treated much better in the future

27th March, 2020
After the applause, let’s put our hands in our pockets for health workers
People around the world went outside to applaud the efforts of healthcare workers in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. Picture: Getty

Society routinely applauds its high fliers. Those with big ideas, those with clever money-making products and those perceived to have helped build strong economies are put on a pedestal and rewarded handsomely.

Such contributions are essential. Rewards are a necessary part of that system. But never ever have members of the public lined their balconies, their drives, their streets and online, to applaud these great wealth creators. They have never felt moved to stand out...

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