Brazil Nurses Invent Safe Physical Contact With COVID Patient.
Written by Amy on April 9, 2021
The pandemic has been an exceptionally tough time for everyone. The highly contagious nature of COVID-19 does not allow physical proximity between people, making it almost impossible to extend support to those in need. But nurses in Brazil have come up with a novel idea to comfort isolated patients. At a time when the country is battling an unprecedented spike in COVID-19 cases, the nurses have found a way to mimic the human touch. Their invention is made up of two disposable gloves tied to each other and filled with hot water.
A touching image of the gloves holding on to the hand of an isolated patient was shared by Sadiq Sameer Bhat of the Gulf News. Along with the image, he wrote, “‘The hand of God’ – nurses trying to comfort isolated patients in a Brazilian Covid isolation ward. Two disposable gloves tied, full of hot water, simulating impossible human contact. Salute to the front liners and a stark reminder of the grim situation our world is in!”
Several people have liked and shared the image. Almost everyone agreed that it was a touching photograph in these testing times.
Brazil, this week, reported over 4,000 daily deaths for the first time since February 2020. As many as 4,195 died due to coronavirus on Tuesday, taking the total death toll to over 3,37,000.
Despite the increase in numbers, Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro has said that there would be no lockdown, a source reported. “There will be no nationwide lockdown. Our army will not go out on the streets to keep people in their homes. Freedom is priceless,” he said.
Brazil’s coronavirus catastrophe has deepened further after more than 4,000 daily deaths were reported for the first time since the outbreak began in February last year.
At least 4,195 people were reported to have lost their lives on Tuesday, taking Brazil’s total death toll – the world’s second highest after the US – to nearly 337,000.
Brazil also reported 86,979 new infections. Experts fear a record 100,000 Brazilians could lose their lives this month alone if nothing is done.