In a continuing effort of thanking healthcare workers for keeping up with the battle against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) across the globe, Google dedicated a two-week-long “thank you coronavirus helpers doodle” series.
Earlier, Google also released a simple yet moving ad on different ways to say thank you to the healthcare workers. The video was dedicated to medical professionals who are “sacrificing so much to save so many” lives.
Good Doodle honored all COVID-19 front liners—from doctors and nurses caring for people amid the threat of contracting the virus themselves, to grocery and food service workers, who continue to work to ensure essential goods and services are still available.
In these doodles, Google used the same format throughout the series, where the “G” sends heart/thanks/appreciation/respect to a themed “e” at the end.
Today we salute public health workers who are playing an important role in responding to this pandemic. Over the next two weeks, our Doodles will honor other essential frontline workers, including healthcare workers, first responders and the many people keeping services like sanitation, food service, public transit, schools, and more up and running.
Thank you to all the people who are working to save lives and keep communities safe during this pandemic.
The first doodle was released last April 6, honoring the public health workers and researchers in the scientific community.
Google Doodles: Thank you COVID-19 frontliners
April 6 | Public health workers and to researchers in the scientific community
April 7 | Doctors, nurses, and medical workers
April 8 | Emergency services workers
April 9 | Custodial and sanitation workers
April 10 | Farmworkers and farmers
April 13 | Grocery workers
April 14 | Public Transportation workers
April 15 | Packaging, shipping, and delivery workers
April 16 | Foodservice workers
April 17 | Teachers and childcare workers
April 18 | Final Doodle in the “thank you coronavirus helpers” series
A rotation between essential workers from the last 10 illustrations.
Aside from the appreciation doodles, Google has maximized its platforms and resources in providing information and links to both health care researchers and the general public. These efforts include “a hosted repository of public datasets, like Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering, the Global Health Data from the World Bank, and OpenStreetMap data, free to access and query through our COVID-19 Public Dataset Program.”
In Numbers: COVID-19 Cases Worldwide
Globally, as of April 13 (8 AM), more than 100,000 people have perished due to COVID-19, mostly in the United States, although the outbreak began in Wuhan, China in December 2019. More than 1.8 million people have been infected, according to the Johns Hopkins University’s COVID-19 global tracker.
Nevertheless, the World Health Organization highlighted that eight out of ten individuals, or around 80 percent, of infected patients, experience “mild illness” and eventually recover from the said virus. Meanwhile, some 15 percent experience severe illness, and around five percent become critically ill.
To prevent the spread of the virus, authorities urge everyone to practice regular hand washing, proper cough and sneezing etiquette, and social distancing.