In this historical period, during which all certainty disappears, I am moved by the unity and loyalty amongst colleagues, the closeness of the population, and the unconditional commitment of everyone to find a solution to this tragic situation. We doctors are not heroes, as we often hear ourselves being referred to these days. But we would like for some of today’s gratitude to remain over time. Because our dedication to your health hasn’t changed, and it won’t change.

The thing that frightens me most is the possibility that people that are dear to me might get sick. It makes me feel helpless not being able to take care of my parents, or not being able to be close to them in times of need. On working days, emotional fatigue adds itself to physical fatigue. And the words of support spoken to the many families who count on us clash with the awareness of the limits of medicine.