‘We don’t need applause – we need more support’

Nurse Sophie. Photo courtesy of Sophie

“Sophie,” 24, is an intensive care nurse in a large Berlin hospital. She is using her middle name because she doesn’t want to draw attention to her hospital or her colleagues, who worry about being overrun by COVID-19. Sophie also has a serious message for her generation.

“We don’t need applause, we.… need more support, especially protective equipment,” Sophie says. "If we as nurses and doctors are getting ill because of the virus, then we can’t help anyone anymore.”