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Sister-in-law

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She is a nurse at Queen's Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Here she is at home.) My brother bought her some new gear for work, probably from an industrial supply company. She looks happy with her new protections. (Photo by my brother, of course.)

My brother is immuno-suppressed from having a bone marrow transplant last year. Needless to say, they are both quite frightened these days. Before leaving the hospital and again when she comes home, she meticulously decontaminates herself, but it's still a pretty high risk situation.

Pano ☼ Rapi ♫✯♫, Gabi Lombardo, Léopold, ColRam and 7 other people have particularly liked this photo


26 comments - The latest ones
 Jean Paul Capdeville
Jean Paul Capdeville club
Bonjour Diane. Votre belle-soeur est une magnifique guerriere anti virus. Le covid 19 a des soucis à se faire. Prenez soin de vous. Amitié. Jean Paul
7 months ago. Edited 7 months ago.
Diane Putnam club has replied to Jean Paul Capdeville club
A warrior, yes - haha! Thank you, and all the best to you, Jean-Paul!
7 months ago.
 Katja
Katja club
Incredibly important!
Especially sick people and those whose immune systems are weak.
Those who suffer from pre-existing conditions must be treated with particular care.
If we go to elderly people or know that diabetes or other lung diseases are involved,
we protect ourselves with masks against possible infections.
Just like the doctors in the hospitals. However, we could not work in such protective clothing.
But we know that there are cases where the protection is even more extensive.
I guess your sister-in-law doesn't have to protect herself in a hospital.
She'll be provided everything? And I think... it's a necessary way to decontaminate.
Hopefully this will all be over soon and we can get some normalcy back.

So many greetings from Germany, where the virus has us quite hard in its grip.
Like everyone else, we stick to rules that don't really suit us and make the best of it.

All the best to you and your loved ones.
7 months ago.
Diane Putnam club has replied to Katja club
She is at home, not at work. She has a full protective suit at the hospital. She decontaminates twice - before she leaves the hospital and when she gets home. Thank you so much, Katja, it is a very nervous time - made worse here by poor leadership. Take care, Katja, and I wish us all the best of luck!
7 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
All the best for all you love and you ! Stay safe and healthy, Diane !
7 months ago.
Diane Putnam club has replied to Ulrich John club
Ulrich, thank you so much for your kind wishes, and of course I wish the same for you and your family!
7 months ago.
 Peter G
Peter G club
Wishing them health. And you too, be well!
7 months ago.
Diane Putnam club has replied to Peter G club
Many thanks, Peter, same to you!
7 months ago.
 kiiti
kiiti club
The hand is important.
I wash my hands more than a mask.
7 months ago.
Diane Putnam club has replied to kiiti club
Yes, they say the same here. And, don't touch your face -n the hardest thing to obey!
7 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
You'll look back on this image in a year or so and think it's hilarious............but at the moment it's deadly serious.

Those who fight this virus on the front lines are today's true heroes!
7 months ago.
Diane Putnam club has replied to Keith Burton club
I certainly don't envy them, I can't imagine the stress! Thank you, Keith.
7 months ago.
 Steve Bucknell
Steve Bucknell club
I’m sure good PPE really helps nurses. Though being young and fit offers a large degree of protection, constant exposure to the virus must wear down your immunity. Our government are trying to get more PPE out.
It’s humbling to think of people so young walking onto wards full of desperately ill people.
7 months ago.
Diane Putnam club has replied to Steve Bucknell club
We have the same shortages here, quite dire in many cases. The great leader of our federal government is not trying much of anything, so it is up to state governors. Some are working like champions (Cuomo of New York, Newsom of California), others are more lackadaisical or even negligent (mostly in the south).

The medical workers make me think of Chernobyl and the brave men who did their jobs knowing the danger.
7 months ago.
 Jean Paul Capdeville
Jean Paul Capdeville club
Ce que j'exprime est presque paradoxal, dans ces moments difficiles, mais je ressent une sorte de réconfort de voir que nous ressentons et vivons tous la même chose. C'est si rare dans ce monde. Il faut qu'un tel drame arrive pour que celà soit.. En quelques jours, tant de choses ont changé. Il n'y a plus d'avion dans le ciel, plus d'appels téléphoniques intempestifs pour vendre je ne sais quoi .La planète respire. ( alors que le covid étouffe les gens) On a l'impression qu'avec ce covid elle a fabriqué un anti virus pour se soigner (se soigner du virus que nous autres les humains sommes parfois pour la nature). Espérons qu'aprés l'orage,nous saurons nous souvenir de celà.
7 months ago.
Diane Putnam club has replied to Jean Paul Capdeville club
Thank you for your very thoughtful comment, Jean-Paul. It does feel like a big slap in the face from Nature! I have been enjoying the photos of the Venice canals, with all of the wildlife swimming and floating around. The past few years have been...well...kind of terrible, especially from a psychological standpoint. Lack of stability everywhere, bad leadership (especially in the US), environmental decline, constant disagreement about everything! Yes, I too hope "we will be able to remember this" time of coming together.
7 months ago.
 ColRam
ColRam club
Stay home ! Protect yourself and your family
7 months ago.
Diane Putnam club has replied to ColRam club
I do! But she can't, she has to go to work. It scares me! She and my brother live in Hawaii, so it's no threat to me, but I worry about them all the time.
7 months ago.
Diane Putnam club has replied to ColRam club
I will indeed, ColRam!
6 months ago.
 Léopold
Léopold club
She is so beautiful and doesn't seem to be in a panic crisis.
7 months ago.
Diane Putnam club has replied to Léopold club
No, she doesn't. I think she probably worries a lot, though. Thank you, Leo.
6 months ago.
 Gabi Lombardo
Gabi Lombardo club
wow - what a great protection!!! stay safe, Diane, and protect you too when you go out!
7 months ago.
Diane Putnam club has replied to Gabi Lombardo club
I don't go out! Thank you, Gabi.
6 months ago.
 Jean Paul Capdeville
Jean Paul Capdeville club
Un message pour vous Diane (et pour tous) Ce matin, en regardant les informations a la TV j'écoutais une infirmiere de l'hôpital du" Mount Sinäï "de New york qui s'exprimait suite au décés d'une de ses collegues..Pas trés loin de chez moi, il y a une ancienne abbaye . En 1917, l'armée Américaine y avait installé un hôpital de campagne. L'infrastructure et le personnel médical et paramédical étaient issus de l'hôpital du "Mount Sinaï " de New York. Lorsque la guerre a été finie un hôpital psychiatrique s'est installé dans ces locaux. J'ai effectué toute ma carrière dans cet hôpital. qui a gardé dans ses murs le souvenir de ces jeunes soldats gravement blessés. J'ai trés souvent pensé à eux et me suis beaucoup intéréssé à leur histoire. Ce que disait cet infirmiere ce matin m'a beaucoup touché. Nous vivons des choses tellement difficiles dans chaque pays qu'il est difficile de s'entraider les uns les autres mais nous sommes trés proches par la pensée. Bien Amicalement. Jean Paul
7 months ago.
 Damir
Damir
she's an angel for a lot of people in the hospital
it's nice that she keeps that smile......
7 months ago.
Diane Putnam club has replied to Damir
I would not want that job, those people are so brave!
6 months ago.

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