is it hard? difficult! How to do? hold fast!
China Overseas Chinese Network, June 2 Question: Is it difficult? difficult! How to do? hold fast!
According to data released by Johns Hopkins University, as of 10:33 on June 2, Beijing time, a total of 1811360 cases were diagnosed in the United States and 105165 cases were died.
On May 25, the African-American man George Freud was killed by white police officers "knee-locking his throat", triggering protests across the country.
At this time of turbulence, many overseas Chinese in the United States still stick to their posts and outline a portrait of overseas Chinese in various industries in the United States under the epidemic.
Chinese-American medical staff: the hospital looks like a "battlefield"
Jin Xiaolei, a Chinese-American staff member, never thought that under the severe epidemic in the United States, every decision of his own would affect the lives of thousands of people. "I know that patients and colleagues need me very much, I did not take a day off."
In the eyes of Jin Xiaolei, the Queens Hospital in New York under the epidemic is like a "battlefield". She spends every day in an extremely tight state. Only when she gets home can she relax a little.
Jin Xiaolei said that the hospital is like a "battlefield" and he spends every day under extreme tension. (Provided by Jin Xiaolei)
On the first day of his transfer to the ICU ward of New Coronary Pneumonia, Yuan Zhen had difficulty sleeping at night in the basement.
As an anesthesia recovery room nurse in Suburban Hospital of Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, USA, Yuan Zhen was transferred to the New Coronary Pneumonia ward in early April to specialize in caring for patients with New Coronary Pneumonia.
During the epidemic, the temporary separation of frontline medical staff from their families has almost become a sad state of affairs.
Fear of infecting his family, Yuan Zhen moved to the basement of his home. Wang Mingfang, an assistant nurse at Donghua Hospital, put a bed in the garage. "After the epidemic began, I met my mother less than three times." Wang Mingfang said, for the sake of his family's health, he refused to meet his family.
According to the preliminary investigation conducted by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from February to April, nearly 10,000 medical personnel including nurses in the United States have contracted new coronary pneumonia; the statistics of the "American Nurses Association" also show that as of early May, at least 79 nurses were killed by new coronary pneumonia.
Some people in the hospital where Yuan Zhen works have left because of fear, but she did not think too much. "So many colleagues are taking care of patients, why can't I?"
Chinese American Catering Industry: Helping Customers Obligation
After a long period of suspension, the Jinji Restaurant and Golden Peony Seafood Chaliao at 9th Street, Oakland, California, USA finally reopened.
Customer Lisa Chen is very happy. Before the epidemic, she was a regular visitor to Jinji Xiaoguan and loved the "Concubine Yellow Chicken". However, the sudden outbreak caused the restaurant to close, and she had not been to Chinatown for a long time to buy food or order takeout.
The Jinji Museum on 9th Street in Auckland has reopened. (U.S. "World Daily" / Photograph by Liu Xinjin)
In Chinatown, Oakland, California, the previously closed restaurants and shops have been opened one after another. According to statistics from Chinatown Chamber of Commerce, 87 restaurants and supermarkets in Chinatown have reopened, accounting for 2/3 of Chinatown's total.
Even during the implementation of the "Home-based Epidemic Prevention Order", most supermarkets and grocery stores in Oakland Chinatown insisted on opening to serve the people. And as California entered the second phase of restart, Chinatown also began to restore the lively scene.
"The economy will gradually restart. As long as the protective measures are in place, the risks are not high," said Jessica Chen, executive director of the Chinatown Chamber of Commerce in Auckland.
In the early days of the outbreak, many Chinese did not "seize" supplies in supermarkets. As a result, Ms. Wang, a Chinese-American restaurant operator, began to help some old customers to purchase living materials, and then simply provided procurement services for customers 3 days a week.
"The cost of delivering these rice, oil and salt is very high, and there is no profit." Ms. Wang said, "but because of the help of these "return customers", we will be so hot. Now they need help, and we are incumbent."
Chinese-American travel industry: the first to be hit, the slowest recovery
Having engaged in the tourism industry in the United States for many years, Jia Xuefeng has never encountered such a major professional dilemma.
Data map: On May 18th local time, after a store in San Francisco, China opened again, it closed the door at noon. China News Service reporter Liu Guanguan
This time in previous years was the peak tourist season. According to Jia Xuefeng's recollection, sometimes 8 cars can run outside a day. Due to the impact of the US epidemic this year, orders have been cancelled one after another, and the previous business arrangements have also collapsed. In order to save money, he even sold a car to run the business.
"We are the first to be hit, and the recovery is also the slowest." Jia Xuefeng believes that the booming tourism scene will not be reproduced in recent years.
Xu Kun, who runs a travel agency in Los Angeles, also expressed helplessness about the epidemic.
"I don't know when the epidemic will improve. This is terrible." At present, Xu Kun's main business is to help scattered Chinese students to arrange a return trip to China.
Under the epidemic, the US tourism industry is overcast. Some travel agencies work together with hotels and homestays to provide accommodation for people who do not have a home. Chinese traveler Peter said that he is now trying to integrate resources. "When there is demand, there is market."
Chinese police officer: empathy to save lives
Lin Jia, a 24-year-old Chinese-American police officer in New York, rescued an African-American suicide.
In the three years since the police, Lin Jiaci insisted that police officers should not only arrest criminals and fight crimes as law enforcers, but also need to empathize to save lives more often.
On the morning of May 6, the New York City Police 24 Branch received a report: At the top of a building at 74 West 92nd Street, an African-American man wanted to jump off the building, while Chinese police officer Lin Jiaci and his partner Jean arrived first. Police officer at the scene.
Lin Jiaci (right) and his partner persuade the suicides. (Photo courtesy of New York City Police in the United States, "World Daily")
In the process of persuading the suicide, Lin Jiaci was also very nervous, but he still tried his best to calm down his emotions and wait for the opportunity with his partner.
"He saw us coming, and he saw many rescue vehicles rushing downstairs, and he seemed to be quite sensible." After about five minutes of communication, seeing the man intending to move his feet, Lin Jiaci gave him a hug and used it Handcuffs handcuffed him.
In the previous crisis intervention training of the city police, Lin Jiaci learned many experiences of communicating with the suicides. "We are not only law enforcers, but also need to use professional domain knowledge to save lives." Lin Jiaci said.
Chinese laundry owner: we are also necessary to serve the industry
"We are also necessary to serve the industry." Changjiang Xu, the New York Laundry Chamber of Commerce, shared this sentence in the WeChat circle of friends, with pride and helplessness in the tone.
Jiang Xu has 4 laundry shops in Queens, New York. During the epidemic, while insisting on business, he and his members sent tens of thousands of masks to hospitals and police stations, even when the epidemic was the heaviest.
Data map: A Chinese laundry in New York, USA. (US "World Daily" / Photograph by Zhu Zeren)
In New York, Chinese-run self-service laundries are scattered throughout the city. In the current outbreak of the epidemic, the owners of these laundry shops are mostly under the pressure of rent, utilities, and labor expenditures. Even if they apply for various government loans, they also face the situation of more monks and fewer monks.
Even so, these hardworking people are still holding on to their posts, and they are even very optimistic.
Chen Fengguan, deputy chairman of the New York Laundry Chamber of Commerce, said that the epidemic caused him to reflect on the decision to open a fully-automatic laundry shop to better prevent epidemics, thereby winning this "hard battle."
Medical staff, police officers, catering operators... These ordinary people are just the silhouettes of this American epidemic, but these vivid and vivid stories happen every day, and the piles and pieces reflect the hard work of overseas Chinese and not easy to give up. Valuable quality. In difficult times, in a foreign country, only by fighting for your own strength can you gain a firm foothold.
Author: Liu Likun