On Wednesday, July 7, CUIMC employees marched in the Hometown Heroes Parade that proceeded from Battery Park to City Hall, celebrating the contributions of all essential workers throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
“It was surreal. I couldn’t believe how many people showed up to celebrate,” says Tsion Firew, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine at VP&S. “The second we turned that corner, we saw this sea of people. It just felt unreal to see how much people appreciated us and to see how grateful they were. There were people of all ages in that crowd—people who had survived COVID and people who believe in science.
“It was just great to be back in the streets of New York,” she adds. “To see people celebrating in the streets—it’s been a long time coming.”