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美國新冠疫情日記 04/10/2020 人間處處有愛心


美國新冠疫情日記 04/10/2020  人間處處有愛心


        

     人間處處有愛心

近月來因新冠疫情肆虐,包括我們居住的美洲大陸在內幾乎全球近二百個國家都處於水深火熱之煎熬之中,這真是全人類面臨的一場浩劫。今天在世界政治舞台上包括世界衛生組織在內的政客們正在為病毒起源何地,疫情預警錯誤,控告疫情發源國等是是非非 每天在全球媒體上吵得不可開交,這對於一般為生存而陷入恐慌之市井小民有何益處?

世界各大主要工業國目前都處在半封閉狀態,上月美國失業人口已近七百多萬人,幾乎近百分之七十之中小企業已暫時停業,領取失業救濟金及免費食物的隊伍越來越長,守在家中的居民,無法上學的孩童,都造成了巨大的社會問題,我常想這樣的一個強大國家怎會淪於如此窘境。

國難當前之時,美國人民發揮了巨大的愛心,我們眼看近萬名的醫療志工在不顧自己安危直奔紐約,孩童們在街邊給行人發送口罩,包括亞裔在內的社團為市政府、醫院捐贈物資,市民們積極加入食物銀行的義工行列,學校每天為大家準備免費午餐,更有人以美麗高亢的歌聲傳遞在視頻上、社區街坊間,以撫慰在老人院𥚃獨居的親朋好友,被迫關門的教堂牧師們透過視訊向大家傳遞福音,這是多麽令人震撼感動的畫面。

值此艱難時刻,雖然我們的店面已關閉,但是我們的愛心仍然敞開。

美國挺住,世界加油!



    Businesses Are Closed But Our Hearts Are Open


For the last couple of months, like a monster, the Coronavirus has attacked the United States and the world causing billions of people to suffer from its damage that has never been seen before.


But when you watch on television and other news media, we still have the leaders of many countries arguing about who is to blame for the virus? WHO and the White House have now attacked each other. While we may not understand all the argument for the blame and how this will benefit citizens, small business men and women have already suffered and have closed their doors.


Today most countries have already shut down. Last week in the U.S. we had more than 7 million people file claims for unemployment. The lines at the food banks are getting longer and kids are staying home with their parents who are not getting a paycheck. How can they even survive? Suddenly, we feel like we are living in a third world country and not in the number one super power in the world.


In the meantime, we’ve seen millions of selfless volunteers who have gone to different cities including New York to help in the community centers. They are still feeding the many hungry every day now. Amateur musicians sing loudly at nearby senior homes and on the streets in an effort to comfort the lonely seniors.


Even though we are facing serious social and economic challenges, our Great Nation with its great citizens will definitely overcome and prevail.


God bless America.