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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

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

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

Here's How You Can Boost Your Immune System at Home

Stay safe and healthy indoors!
Right now, social distancing is everyone's best bet for preventing COVID-19 infection. But while you're at it, why not take steps to boost your immune system, too? Not only will you feel more secure while staying at home, incorporating healthier habits will also

We Might Finally Have a Coronavirus Scanner That Delivers Results in Seconds

Huawei is developing the AI-assisted diagnosis service that's currently being offered to designated hospitals for free.
The outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has taken the whole world by storm. As of writing, cases globally have surpassed 200,000 with over 8,000 deaths. But, things may be looking up soon. Japanese scientists are closing in on a flu drug, and a vaccine is

How to Take Care of Your Mental Health Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

The situation is tough, but so are you.
Now that the coronavirus (COVID-19) is officially a pandemic, with 202 confirmed cases in the Philippines and an "enhanced community quarantine" in effect, people have been feeling all kinds of emotions: panic, fear, anxiety, to name a few. And we get it. Your

Soap—Not Alcohol—Is Your Best Defense Against COVID-19, Says a Doctor

It's your most effective weapon against the virus.
With the city of Metro Manila in "community quarantine" because of the rise in COVID-19 cases in the Philippines, it's no surprise that supermarkets, drugstores, and malls are in chaos. People are rushing to stock up on food and supplies, specifically disinfectants

Wearing a Mask Might Just Increase Your Chances of Getting Infected

The best way to prevent the virus is still to regularly wash your hands with soap!
Last night, the government placed Metro Manila in community quarantine after declaring COVID-19’s alert level at code red sublevel 2. The measure hopes to contain further spreading of the virus outside the capital.With such a mandate, there’s an understandable urge to protect

Metro Manila Is Now on "Community Quarantine"—Here's What That Means

Domestic travel will be suspended to and from the metro.
The government has raised COVID-19’s alert level to code red sublevel 2. And for those of you who need some clarification on what this means, let’s clear things up a bit. Here’s how this will affect Metro Manila based on what we know from

Lawmakers Suggest Closing Down NLEX and SLEX Due to COVID-19

Is Metro Manila lockdown too drastic a measure?
As of today, March 10, the Philippine Department of Health (DOH) says the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country has jumped to 24. The government has also already declared a nationwide state of public health emergency. And now, according

"Social Distancing" Is the Best Way to Contain COVID-19 Outbreak, Says PH Doctor

In light of the 10 confirmed cases in the Philippines, the medical expert advises washing hands, practicing proper hygiene, and extreme social distancing.
The Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed four new cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 10.According to the DOH website, out of the four new cases, one is a Taiwanese male,

Debunking the Most Common Myths and Misconceptions About COVID-19

Understand the virus and don't easily fall for hearsays.
Whether it’s affected you or not, the 2019 novel coronavirus has slowed down life as we know it. Any event that congregates large crowds, such as the Tokyo Olympics and fashion weeks, are threatened. Travel bans were implemented. In countries where the

All the Countries That Already Imposed Travel Bans to and from China

These countries are taking no chances against the 2019 n-CoV.
With more than 28,000 people infected and almost 600 dead from the 2019-Novel Coronavirus (most commonly known as 2019-nCoV), travel bans to and from China have been imposed by various countries as preventive measure against the spread of the transmittable virus.In Wuhan

9 Ways to Protect Yourself from the New Coronavirus While Traveling

Wear a mask in crowded streets, markets!
The "novel" coronavirus, which originated from Wuhan, China, has spread throughout 16 other countries, with confirmed cases in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Japan, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and more. DOH also just confirmed the Philippines' first case, a Chinese national who "sought consult and was admitted