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What Should You Wear Outside to Protect Yourself from Coronavirus?

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
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Here's How You Should Be Washing Your Fabric Face Masks

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
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6 Practical Things You Can Do to Help Manage Your Anxiety

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
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3 Possible Reasons You've Been Sleeping Weird Since the Lockdown

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.
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Are DIY Face Masks Effective Against COVID-19? Here's What Experts Think

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),
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Here's What Pregnant Women Need to Know Amid COVID-19

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
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Antibodies From COVID-19 Survivors' Blood Could Help Cure Patients

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
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Here's How to Sanitize Yourself Upon Returning Home

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
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Your Long Nails Might Be Putting You at Higher Risk of Getting COVID-19

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
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Hospitals Are Now Exploring the Use of Snorkeling Masks on COVID-19 Patients

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
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This Filipino Doctor's Viral Post Says "We Cannot Win the Battle in Hospitals"

"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
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This Video Explains Exactly How Soap Kills the Coronavirus

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
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What It's Really Like to Get COVID-19, According to a Recovered Patient

"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
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The Dos and Don'ts of Keeping Your Phone Clean in the Time of COVID-19

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
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6 Alternative Disinfectants to Rubbing Alcohol That Actually Work

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
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A Doctor Sets the Record Straight About the Most Common COVID-19 Myths

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