“Don’t Stop Believin'” Plays As Recovered COVID-19 Patients Leave Hospital
It Has Become An Anthem For COVID-19 Survivors
Former Journey frontman Steve Perry shared on Twitter a video of coronavirus survivors as they leave New York-Presbyterian Queens Hospital. Apparently, the staff would play the song “Don’t Stop Believin'” whenever a COVID-19 patient gets discharged.
Perry wrote: “I wanted to share a little cheer from New York Presbyterian Queens Hospital in NY. They play “Don’t Stop Believin’” every time a COVID-19 patient is discharged. We’re all in this together, and we’ll get through this together.”
According to hospital president Jaclyn Mucaria: “Every patient discharge gives hope to New York Presbyterian Queens staff. They are encouraged to see their patients recovering and going home.”
It’s a tough time for everyone especially the healthcare workers. New York has over 200,000 confirmed cases with 17,089 recovered patients while death toll is at 11,586.
Despite all that, Mucaria added that they’re staying positive and hopeful. She said, “These have been very challenging times but I am so proud of the extraordinary selflessness and teamwork. Everyone is pitching in for the purpose of providing the best care to our patients.”
It’s feel-good stories like this that give us hope for the future. Like what Steve Perry said, “We’re all in this together, and we’ll get through this together.”