Medical personnel defeating the coronavirus. It is a solid white field with the medical symbol breaking the crown (corona) virus. It was created in Europe as a way to honor Nurses and Doctors who are front line – ‘soldier’s’ in the battle against the pandemic.
The serpent entwined pole is a historic and ancient symbol of medicine. The original ‘Rod’ or ‘Staff” of the Greek deity Asclepius who was the god of healing/medicine was accepted as the correct symbol of medicine.
Confusion came in 1902 when the US Army Medical Corp adopted the Caduceus (two serpents entwined on a rod.) But, and it was a big but, The Caduceus is also the symbol for commerce-sales people. Nurses and physicians who object to being compared with vacuum salesmen prefer the Rod of Asclepius (one serpent.)
I have the flag to honor and let everyone know how proud we are of our own frontline hero: Our Nicole. She is a traveling nurse and has been in the battle against Covid-19.
And don’t forget or hesitate: when it is available to you, Get The Vaccine!
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