Since the quarantine started and as a ritual, every day at 9:00 p.m. applause from neighbors to doctors, nurses and infectious diseases, they made themselves felt in different parts of the country. But also, others escrachaban through social networks, insulted or sought to kick them out of the buildings where they lived on the grounds that “they can infect”. In this way the discrimination was present.
However, TN and The People counted a completely opposite story that was lived in Barrio Norte. Neighbors appreciated and they showed proud of what Patricio acosta lived in the same building as them. And with a sign with a huge heart they let them know.
Acosta is 39 years old, he is a researcher at CONICET specialist in respiratory viruses and he also works at the children’s hospital Ricardo Gutiérrez. He lives with his wife and two-year-old son. “I got in the elevator and found the sign. This is the face of discriminatory messages who met days ago. Two or three people cannot overshadow the work of so many people, “reflected the doctor in dialogue with TN and The People.
The poster leaves no room for doubt: “In this building we are more than proud to have Dr. Patricio Acosta as a neighbor, Respiratory virus specialist at the Ricardo Gutiérrez Children’s Hospital. Thank you for taking care of the health of the little ones! Your neighbors!”.
Its history touched all of Argentina and came to The New York Times, one of the most prestigious newspapers in the US. They highlighted their history in a special in which they talk about how health workers around the world are risking their lives – and those of their families – to fight against the coronavirus and bring to the fore the difficulties that our region is going through. “Income disparity, poor public health systems and disinformation have made the pandemic more dangerous,” says the morning.
“After the publication of TN and The PeopleI was contacted by an editor of the New York Timesbecause they were making a series of different notes professionals around the world and they chose mine, from here, from the Argentina. It’s nice, because not everyone is published in one of the most important newspapers in the United States, “said the doctor.