The Story Behind WE WILL REMEMBER YOU
I wrote WE WILL REMEMBER YOU during the stay-at-home order issued by Illinois’s Governor JB Pritzker in April and May 2020. Due to the Corona Virus pandemic hospitals in New York were overflowing with Covid-19 patients and thousands of people were dying every day in the ICU all over the city. Chicago – my home – started to see an increase as well.
Thankfully most New Yorkers and Chicagoans followed the recommended safety protocols issued by Governor Cuomo and Governor Pritzker and the situation is now mostly under control there.
Unfortunately, many other states opened too soon and did not follow the health experts recommendations. Those states now see a steep increase in coronavirus cases, and health care workers are once again understaffed and overwhelmed.
Calling Healthcare Workers Heroes Is Not Enough!
The only way to get this virus under control is to have a unified national responds guided by scientists and statistics. Other countries have done it successfully this way, unfortunately the United States has failed miserably in this respect, and the situation is getting worse by the minute due to the absents of an adequate federal leadership responds.