Virus and the City: Thank You

This was a sign on one of the docks along the Hudson River. I don’t know who they were thanking. This had to have gone up before the pandemic began, because I took this picture … a week or two ago? But every day it hits me what medical workers, grocery store workers, delivery people and others are risking.

Also, when people thank medical workers please keep animal medical workers in mind. The ASPCA hospital where I work (except not now, I’ll be going back when the pandemic is over) is still open for emergencies and critical care and yesterday I was told that they are as busy as ever. They are risking their lives for those creatures that mean everything to us and I never hear them mentioned.

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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