While the media has fixated on the number of individuals who have died from the Wuhan coronavirus, a much more hopeful figure to look at is the number of those who have recovered, which, according to Johns Hopkins, is more than 500,000 people. In two hospitals in New York and Michigan, medical staff are celebrating patients’ discharge by blaring Journey’s classic hit, “Don’t Stop Believin’” as they leave.
As a message of hope during these challenging times, #NYPQueens plays Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin'” throughout the hospital each time a #COVID19 patient is discharged and on the road to recovery. Learn more with @GMA: https://t.co/kJmaxE7oAi pic.twitter.com/YVhPOcoQFC— NewYork-Presbyterian Queens (@NYPQueens) April 14, 2020
"The song is a sign of hope, a reminder to patients to never give up and a motivational thank-you to tired, never-stop-trying team members," said Veronica Hall, president of Henry Ford Hospital and a registered nurse. https://t.co/ZxTnMviQph— The Detroit News (@detroitnews) April 14, 2020
"Every patient discharge gives hope to New York-Presbyterian Queens staff. They are encouraged to see their patients recovering and going home," Jaclyn Mucaria, president of New York-Presbyterian Queens, told "Good Morning America."
Steve Perry, the former lead singer of the band, also chimed in on Twitter.
"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," he said. "We’re all in this together, and we’ll get through this together. #DontStopBelievin."
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. #DontStopBelievin https://t.co/dw9HO4ZPwT— Steve Perry (@StevePerryMusic) April 13, 2020
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