Essential Workers are Dying So the Rest of us Can Live (and Work) in Comfort

Thank you, essential workers.

“Thank you” sign on a street embarkment
Photo by Nicholas Bartos on Unsplash

I live a mostly sheltered and non- “essential” life, working from the comfort of a home office. Although I do contribute to society, my work is definitely less important than the work of healthcare providers, workers in food manufacturing plants, waste management workers, janitors, restaurant staff, and…