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Life after COVID-19: Stories of Survival

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. 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 even no symptoms at all.

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

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 2PM, with Dr. Iris Isip-Tan together with COVID-19 survivors to discuss recovery, 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. 

About PHCAN 

PHCAN is an official partner of the Department of Health (DOH) that seeks to drive a social movement to buy more time for the country’s healthcare system by communicating critical and verified public health messages on COVID-19 to families. It is composed of doctors and healthcare professionals, dedicated to empowering families and communities to care for their loved ones during these challenging times.

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  1. Twinmama Sarah
    April 12, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    Buhay na buhay nnman ang bayanihan..sana kahit walang crisis lets continue to help those wo really are in need. Salamat sa lahat ng tumutulong..bilang isa lang akong SAHM ang tangi kong magagawa para saknila ay ang ipagdasal ang kanilang kalusugan at kaligtasan ☺️ God Bless and Salute to all our Frontliners who helped to cure these people ..at sa lahat ng recovered patients mabuhay kayo ..hindi kayo nagpatalo at patuloy kayong lumaban 💪

  2. arlene obien
    April 12, 2020 at 6:28 pm

    you are a.living proof na ang covid 19 ay hindi katapusan ng isang tao. may pag-asa at gumagaling. nagbibigay po kayo ng inpirasyon at lakas ng loob sa mga taong nasa ganitong kalagayan ngayon.

  3. Babeth Arcede
    April 13, 2020 at 7:29 pm

    Wag mawalan ng pag asa at palaging magdasal. Sana matapos na itong krisis na ito at bumalik na sa dati ang lahat. Nakakainspire naman makabasa ng ganito

  4. Ma.Angelica edad
    April 14, 2020 at 11:06 am

    Sana matugunan pa ang lahat ng pangangailangan lalo ng ating mga frontliners at sana po marami pang gumaling at makasurvive sana makagawa na ng mRaming testkits at gamot para sa ating mga mahal na kababayan

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