Celebrating Thanksgiving during a pandemic is weird. It’s more stress, more risk calculations, more staying away from people you’d normally draw close to. There’s a lot of people who are going to be so grateful for 2020 to be over. But as much as this year has been the worst, it’s also shown us how we humans can be a lot better when we actually try.
Thank you to the exhausted healthcare workers in the US, who are doing their best to tread water, even though they know a wave of illness and death is headed their way. Thank you to the researchers who have worked carefully and swiftly to develop vaccines. Thank you to the volunteers who were willing to enroll in clinical trials to help figure out if the vaccines work.
Thank you to the people who are working to keep their neighbors fed, housed and healthy. Thank you to the people who have kept wearing a mask, even when it’s annoying and they would rather not. Thank you to the people who are keeping their distance from others, as painful as it might be.
We have much to be thankful for.
Read the article at The Verge.