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People think that bundling themselves from head to toe is the best way to stay safe, but this might not be the case.
The ongoing community quarantine advises us to head outside only for essential purposes. For many of us, this means visiting the grocery or drugstore once in a while to stock up on supplies. But even though going outside is a rare occurrence, people
Get all the germs out right away!
Amid the enhanced community quarantine, individuals are now required to wear a face mask when heading out to buy essential items. This guideline was previously imposed by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases. While surgical masks and
These small things can really make a big difference.
Uncertain times like this COVID-19 pandemic can pose a great threat to our mental health. While we're fortunate enough to be able to live comfortably and safely at the confines of our homes, we're not exempted from the torments of our stress
A lot of people are experiencing the same thing.
For two weeks after the enhanced community quarantine was implemented, I wasn't sleeping properly. I tried to stick to my usual routine so my body clock wouldn't get messed up, but even that couldn't keep me from randomly waking up at night.
Now that we are all required to wear face masks in public, it's important to know why you should wear them.
At the start of the month, the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease made wearing of face masks mandatory for anyone going outside during the enhanced community quarantine. But due to a shortage in personal protective equipment (PPEs),
Spraying alcohol on your shoes isn't enough!
If you’re the designated grocery runner of your family during the enhanced community quarantine brought about by COVID-19, then you probably already know that it’s important for you to leave the shoes that you used outside your home. According to the Department
Don't worry—hospitals in the Philippines are still ready to care for you.
Women who are pregnant during this trying time are feeling vulnerable because of the threat of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Those who are due to give birth are especially worried that they might catch the virus when they go to the
Studies show promising results for the therapy.
The blood of people who have recovered from COVID-19 may help treat those who are currently suffering from it, findings suggest. Thus, the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) is appealing to COVID-19 survivors to donate blood.“Ang mga pasyente pong ito [na] napatunayan na
Don't miss these important tips.
During this enhanced community quarantine, pharmacies, grocery stores, and banks are still open. When supplies need urgent restocking, you'll have to head out. Since COVID-19 is an unseen, indiscriminate threat (the adage "it only happens to other people, not me!" simply does
It's time for a trim!
The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed how the world functions. Governments had non-essential establishments closed and introduced curfew hours to control the spread of the disease. The World Health Organization also imposed that we observe "physical distancing" whenever we're out. Citizens around
Forced to be innovative, hospitals in Europe have already resorted to using the sports gear as an alternative.
Italy is the European country worst hit by COVID-19. It is also the second most affected nation in the world, with a current tally of 92,472 total cases, with 10,023 deaths and 12,384 recoveries. With hospitals overwhelmed and overworked for weeks, suffering a
A group of young volunteers established the Help From Home website in a span of two weeks.
As hospital workers fight to flatten the curve and treat the growing number of COVID-19 patients in the Philippines, it’s in these dire times that we, the general public, are called to offer any support that we can provide to those who
Listen up, universe!
Listen up, universe! Catriona Gray has an important announcement about the COVID-19 pandemic, and it's not something you should miss.Together with the Department of Health, the beauty queen created an informative guide to protecting yourself against COVID-19. It features essential virus prevention
"If you guys do not win the battle out on the streets, we can never win the battle in the hospitals," says Dr. Daniel Luchangco.
A number of hospitals around Metro Manila have already reached full capacity due to the influx of confirmed COVID-19 cases and patients under investigation. Health care workers are being stretched to the limit and beyond, with a number of them now COVID-19 patients
You could be a "hidden carrier" of the coronavirus.
According to rhinologists in the United Kingdom, people who lose their sense of smell or taste could be "hidden carriers" of COVID-19. The partial shutdown of the olfactory and gustatory systems are called anosmia or hyposmia, which was reported to have been
And why you really need to wash your hands for 20 seconds.
You’ve probably heard it a million times at this point, but in case you needed another reminder: Washing your hands is one of the most effective way to kill and prevent the spread of the coronavirus. You literally just have to get
"Although I'm better now, I would not wish this very uncomfortable illness on anyone."
In what seems like an endless stream of updates about the COVID-19 pandemic, we all find solace in hearing news of patient recoveries. Thing is, though we know that it's possible to recover, we don't often get a first-person account of what
Did you know that cellphones are said to be 10 times dirtier than a toilet seat?
My phone has a Digital Wellbeing app installed, and it shows that I unlock my phone an average of 92.72 times a day. Each unlock is its own story. I unlock my phone while cooking, vaccuuming, reading, eating, and while having coffee
And those that are...not so effective.
"My swimming pool has chlorine. Can I use swimming pool water as disinfectant?" These are just some of the desperate questions people are asking as grocery shelves run out of rubbing alcohol. The danger in these times lies in people turning to
Don't believe in hearsay. The coronavirus will NOT simply go away in the summer months.
The number of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines has risen to 202, with a recorded 17 deaths as of Wednesday, March 18, according to the Department of Health. As more and more patients are diagnosed by the hour, a sense of rising panic