Sad news, my fellow Oklahomans! Last week KFOR reported that medical professionals across the state are suffering from burnout related to the reported increase in stress and trauma they are experiencing as they navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. It breaks our heart to hear that our frontline workers are going through so much, so we at TLO wanted to help. Here’s 7 ways YOU can support Oklahoma healthcare providers!
Wear a Mask
Research has shown that areas with mask mandates have significantly decreased rates of COVID-19 cases than areas without mask mandates. So, take some “personal responsibility” here and wear your mask. Except, of course, when you’re taking photos at a wedding, hanging out at your kid’s basketball game, or shopping at Walmart.
Fly Some Fancy Planes
Medical professionals across the state are still so awe-struck by April’s National Guard Flyover that they still haven’t noticed that the state has yet to implement a mask mandate.
Share Facebook Posts
Be sure to alternate between sharing selfies at packed bars or group photos of you and 10-15 of your “quarantine bubble’s” last maskless hangout with inspirational Facebook posts from some obscure Facebook page called, “Nursing Life,” that thanks healthcare workers for their sacrifices.
Throw Them a Pizza Party
If there’s one thing my nurse buddies have said they’re grateful for, it’s their hospitals buying them pizza once or twice a week. They say it totally makes up for the increase in hours and patient load on each shift.
Pay Them a Visit
If Facebook posts and airshows aren’t enough to show your gratitude for medical professionals, then why not pay them a visit? There is nothing more that a doctor appreciates than having to take time from their ever-increasing COVID-19 patient load in the ICU to give a personal tour to a “supporter” who can’t even take the time to pull his mask over his nose.
Do Your Own Research
Take the burden off of medical professionals and educate yourself on the virus. Then share your knowledge on Facebook to educate others! Who knows how many of your social media followers also didn’t know that the COVID-19 vaccine implants you with a microchip personally crafted by Bill Gates or that masks are ineffective against the 5G that carries the virus?
Tell Them to Quit Complaining
All this “fearmongering” about the alleged “challenges” medical professionals are supposedly “facing” while working the frontlines does nothing but “hype the COVID numbers” in the media and piss off Stitt. So, stop complaining.