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Health-care professionals at New Orleans’ Ochsner Medical Center — one of the largest hospitals in the area struggling during the coronavirus crisis — have received a surprising pick-me-up from an anonymous artist.
The messenger has been leaving colorful chalk notes on the sidewalk of the main parking lot to pay tribute to the medical workers.
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“If you’re just arriving, thank you for what you’re about to do,” one read.
“You are extraordinary,” read another.
”If you are leaving, thank you … Rest well,” another bid adieu.
A message written in chalk that reads, “If you’re leaving, thank you, rest well,” on a sidewalk at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Stacey Plaisance)
Louisiana is one of the hardest-hit states in the country with an estimated 12,496 cases of COVID-19 on Sunday. Additionally, more than 400 people have died of the virus.
Gov. John Bel Edwards warned that the state may run out of ventilators and hospital beds by next week.
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Ochsner has converted its regular hospital rooms into makeshift ICU wards to accommodate the surge in patients.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
SOURCE : https://www.foxnews.com/us/new-orleans-artist-hospital-sidewalk-messages-anonymous