This is the battle of a generation, a global war fought not with arms and armies, but with determined hearts and fierce compassion. Those of you fighting in this struggle for mankind, particularly those of you keeping the torch burning in such places as New York, California, London, Spain, Italy and China, you may not be soldiers or generals, but you're already heroes. If the weight of the world on your shoulders ever feels too much, remember to take a moment to look after yourself, and take courage in the magic of kindness, generosity, loyalty, honesty and laughter. Take comfort in the universal friendship of those fighting alongside you worldwide, and keep up the fight. Together we will get through this.
This piece celebrates the dedication of pharmacists, those fighting to maintain the lifeline of medication keeping the world alive.
This piece celebrates the work of public transport workers, whose tireless dedication keep the rest of the world moving in the battle against the virus.
This piece celebrates the service of the paramedics, the saviours on the very frontline of this pandemic.
This piece honours the generosity and selflessness of the volunteers and humanitarian workers, extraordinary people achieving extraordinary things in the darkest of hours.