In every crisis, there is a hero. And for the annus horibilis 2020, no one deserves the “Person of The Year” title more than the “Warriors in White Gowns” — a term which the public use to praise medical workers and over a million health volunteers on the frontlines of looking after the ill.
These health workers have been a buttress in the war against Covid-19. The war started in Thailand on Jan 4 — the day when the Department of Diseases Control opened its Emergency Operation Center (EOC).
The early days of the battle were married with problems — a shortage of surgical masks amid collective fear and panic among people. Health workers managed to work calmly and stoically, risking their health on the frontlines.
APINYA WIPATAYOTIN AND ANCHALEE KONGRUT