There are unfortunately so many people hospitalized for the corona virus now. Because of its contagious nature, the hospitals are completely quarantining the patients, not allowing even one family member in.
When the patients enter the hospital, they are already in a very weak and vulnerable state. If there is no one with them, who will speak up for them? What if the patient is trying to get the nurse's attention but can't? What if they are too weak to say what they need, and the doctor does not notice them? Besides, patients recuperate faster when a loved one is nearby. It is very frightening to be all alone, and their emotional state may drop from being so isolated. Having a family member nearby can help boost their morale, and ultimately their recovery.
The family member was already exposed to whatever the patient has. If the nurses or doctors are worried about its contagious nature, the one member chosen to stay can cover up in all the gear necessary so he or she wont be exposing others as he or she is coming or leaving the hospital.
Please sign this petition so we can allow patients suffering from covid-19 to have at least one loved one at their side at this most crucial and hard time.