Joseph Handley, a physician assistant at the Decatur veterans hospital, told 11Alive that although he works in outpatient care, he walks by the COVID-19 ICU every day. It's there that a sign stands with an ode to the medical workers.
“Now that we are few months into this COVID scare — the little sign out front that says ‘Heroes Work Here’ is tattered and the helium balloons this morning at a screening station were half-inflated, hanging strangely droopy,” he wrote to the news station. “I love a quote, stolen from the book ‘Steal Like an Artist’ (originally from Andre Gide) — ‘Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But, since no one was listening, everything must be said again.’”