As the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases globally is now a staggering 218,824, doctors are left short-handed. Hospitals now face a battle with time, where equipment, supplies, and trained staff members are depleting daily.

Without the medical practitioners, the battle would be lost right away. So it’s heartbreaking to see them crying over ignorant people who find the task of staying home too big to handle. Thus, frontline workers unite in a global plea begging you to stay home so they can keep doing their job.

Think about it⁠—while you’re all rolled up in a shaggy blanket, eating chocolate chip cookies, binge-watching your fave series, you’re saving the lives of others. To understand the vital importance of staying home, Bored Panda talked to Dr. Leana Wen, a professor at George Washington University from the “Stay Home: Save Lives” campaign.

Frontline workers from around the globe are begging people to stay home 

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Emergency physician Leana Wen told Bored Panda that “we are currently facing the biggest public health crisis of our lifetimes. But we are not powerless against the virus: there are things we can do.” The most vital one is pretty simple: “If you can, stay home!”

Leana Wen is a member of the campaign Stay Home: Save Lives, which unites concerned healthcare professionals raising awareness on the necessity to stay home and let frontline workers do their jobs. “#StayHome means you’re helping save lives.”

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