Dr Stephen Parnis is an Emergency Physician in Melbourne(From Twitter):

Stephen Parnis (@SParnis) Tweeted:

We’re doing it hard at the moment, but at times, the struggle & heartache disappear. A stranger saw something I said recently, & presented it to me. I’m proud to share it, because the message reminds us we’re enduring hardship for the best of reasons – to protect our vulnerable.

“The way we treat our frail and elderly is the ultimate marker of our decency as a society. “

My comment on this: I would even take it a step further than that. If we do not take care of the frail and the elderly, can we still consider ourselves “civilized”?

I should like to add my thanks to Doctor Parnis and others like him, who are on the frontline, during this crisis.