More than 23,000 people died from Covid-19 across the country, Ho Chi Minh City accounted for 74% of these with more than 17,000 deaths after the 4th outbreak. Cold numbers, may fade on statistical papers, but will remain in our hearts for many years to come.
The number of people who die from traffic accidents and cancer every year is also very high. Any loss is painful, but the mourning caused by the Covid-19 epidemic that hit on a large scale, rushing in just a short time, is too much to bear. Heartbreaking stories during the Covid-19 epidemic in Ho Chi Minh City were recorded in Thanh Nien Newspaper: Two sisters lost both parents in 2 days; Grandparents and parents died, leaving a 14-year-old girl orphaned; Family of 4, now only brother and father; The twins lost their father, grandmother and two uncles… Outsiders were heartbroken before these scenes of life, let alone insiders.
Ms. Tran Bich Ngoc (30 years old, Binh Tan District, Ho Chi Minh City) died on September 30, 2021 due to Covid-19 after giving birth to a son 22 days, her two children were taken care of by her grandmother Huynh Thi Thoa.
But no one stands outside the battle for health and life before that evil virus. Family meals during the peak of the epidemic, until today when the epidemic has been temporarily reduced, the dominant story is still Covid-19, which is its consequence in all aspects of life. It is about families who still have a hot meal to sit and talk about the situation they are witnessing. There are many others who do not have any real meals anymore, only changing and lining their stomachs through the day. They are the people in the situation, the real characters of the fierce epidemic situation every hour.
Now that the country has injected nearly 104 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, we will enter another phase in epidemic prevention. Can’t think of Covid-19 as a seasonal flu, but definitely have to live with it. Resolution 128 of the Government is the pre-emptive orientation for society to operate “safely adapting” to the epidemic. Scientists believe that at some point Covid-19 will no longer be a pandemic. That means not now. That is, people still have to accept the presence of this disease for a long time. That means our response to it must be more proactive, firmly grasp the victory, for a long, difficult road ahead.
The memorial ceremony for compatriots and cadres and soldiers who sacrificed and died during the Covid-19 pandemic on the evening of November 19 in Ho Chi Minh City, is an opportunity for us to calm down a bit after the tumultuous days before news of the epidemic surrounded us. . To see this loss as a motivation to take care of those who stay, especially more than 2,000 orphans and bereaved children due to the Covid-19 epidemic across the country, including more than 1,400 children in Ho Chi Minh City. If we don’t fully take care of the post-pandemic plight, we will lose to the virus again, in a place where people clearly have the upper hand, not where the virus hides unpredictable. .
The person who has lost all pain, but the pain we feel, is a message for those who are living, continue to live in health, harmony, respect for nature, sustainable development. Live well, live for those unlucky enough to die because of Covid-19.