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Stories of COVID-19 survival: PHCAN holds live FB session

As of April 7, the Department of Health reported 414 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease in the country, raising the total number to 3,660. 

Stories of COVID-19 survival: PHCAN holds live FB session

The Philippines now has 163 fatalities and 73 recoveries. But while the number of deaths outnumber recoveries, most people who contract the virus go on to get better. That’s because 80% of people who contract the coronavirus will only experience relatively mild symptoms or experience no symptoms at all.

While most will recover from contracting COVID-19, the peculiar nature of recovery is that it requires isolation. Patients, in addition to being sick, will oftentimes also experience anxiety and fear. According to the members of the Public Health Communications Advisory Network (PHCAN), COVID-19 positive patients should be shown kindness and compassion, not discrimination.

As a follow up to their first FB Live session last April 4, PHCAN will be holding another Live session this Saturday, April 11, at 2 p.m. 

Dr. Iris Isip-Tan, together with COVID-19 survivors, will discuss coping and moving forward during this very challenging time. 

Follow the official PH CAN Facebook page for more updates and tune in to hear the stories of recovered COVID-19 patients.

Topics: Department of Health , novel coronavirus disease , Public Health Communications Advisory Network
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