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The confusion is over (or so we hope).
Face masks, perhaps, have been the biggest topic of debate with the emergence of COVID-19. The entire back-and-forth conversation is often based on whether regular surgical masks could protect against the virus. And even until now, there's still no concrete answer.In fact, the closest ...
 
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The numbers don't lie.
The Philippines' COVID-19 cases have exceeded 2,000. That number may seem extreme right now, but experts from the Philippines, as well as the World Health Organization (WHO) say it's far from the estimated infection peak."In two to three months, it can reach that ...
 
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Japan recently reported a case of reinfection, but does that mean we should be worried about the virus coming back?
When it comes to the novel coronavirus (a.k.a. COVID-19), it often feels like there are more questions than answers out there.One question, in particular, that seems to be on everyone's mind as guidelines about social distancing and other safety precautions grow more ...
 
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Doctors helping doctors.
The current lockdown has created a number of challenges to Filipinos, and online communities have formed to help alleviate the situation, from the youth sharing tips on grocery shopping and cooking to a Facebook group that lets you buy canceled orders and ...
 
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Work has already gone underway.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for local hospitals. Beds have filled up, protective gear has become scarce, and health workers and frontliners have fallen ill. With the severity of the situation, a group of architects decided to act fast and take matters into their own ...
 
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A rather unexpectedly nice side effect of the quarantine.
We know you're probably inside your homes right now, so take a peek out the window and look at the sky. Does it look extra blue to you? Sure, PAGASA may have announced the start of the dry season (unofficially panahon ng ...
 
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Now excuse us while we go draw one.
Taking a bath is relaxing—that's a fact. But did you know that it's also good for your health? In a study published in the journal Heart, researchers have found that regular tub bathing has links to lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease."We found that frequent tub ...
 
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Deep breathing could get you through this.
If you still think that quarantine represents your best chance of accomplishing all the major life goals that have so far eluded you, from flamenco guitar to your zombie rom-com screenplay, frankly we admire your chutzpah in the face of such uncertainty.More ...
 
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A directory on every organization you can donate to.
We’re almost two weeks into enhanced community quarantine, and there’s no doubt everyone’s on the verge of getting cabin fever. It’s not so much the not doing anything that’s driving us crazy—it’s the fact that while some of us are safe and ...
 
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'We call on all countries who have introduced so-called lockdown measures to use this time to attack the virus.'
Nearly a third of the global population is currently on lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak. It's a sound strategy when looking at the short term, but according to the World Health Organization director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, it's just "buying time."In his latest ...
 
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Here are some things you need to know about hantavirus, including its origins, severity, and treatment.
In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, people have been on high alert when it comes to viruses. So, it comes as no surprise that, when news of a man who died on a bus in China due to hantavirus appeared on state-run ...
 
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For people who are in desperate need to socialize.
The World Health Organization does not want us to call it “social distancing.” Instead, it wants us to use the term “physical distancing,” emphasizing our need to stay connected with our family and friends.“It doesn't mean that socially we have to disconnect from ...
 
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An alarming number of frontliners have been quarantined or diagnosed with COVID-19.
Four Metro Manila hospitals, some of the best in the country, have reached full capacity due to the influx of confirmed COVID-19 cases and patients under investigation (PUIs). These hospitals, which will no longer be accepting COVID-19 PUIs and patients, include: Makati ...
 
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Why are women faring better than men against COVID-19?
Around the world, doctors and scientists are seeing something peculiar: a higher number of male COVID-19 patients than women.In China, where the outbreak began, men accounted for around 60 percent of confirmed cases, and in South Korea, men account for around 62 ...
 
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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 ...
 
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Government health officials outline what those at risk need to do in self-isolation, including washing dirty laundry, disposing of waste and going into the garden
You need to self-isolate if you have, or show symptoms of, Coronavirus (COVID-19), and there are now new updated rules to follow when staying at home to prevent further spread of the virus.To self-quarantine properly, official advice has been released by Public Health ...
 
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Three easy, intense routines for when time is short
Ideally we'd all have a nice clear hour every day to dedicate to the gym, but then work, life (and laziness) all tend to get in the way and we end up skipping a session, then the next one ...and, well, you get the general idea.But no ...
 
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Donations have already been put to use.
With coronavirus and self-isolation, it's definitely been more challenging to help those in need. Stepping out of your home means putting yourself and others at risk, which is why the United Nations Foundation has set up the solidarity response fund."We are at a critical ...
 
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Here are the best tips to stop overeating right now.
It happens to the best of us. You're stuck at home because of the community quarantine; you're bored or idle and you decide to open your refrigerator for a quick fix. A big fat scoop of ice cream? Or a thick sandwich? And ...
 
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The pandemic has spread a panic that's almost as contagious as the virus itself.
This week, I caved. I bought a box of face masks, delivered next day by Amazon (which for now at least seems to be resisting the urge to add an idiot surcharge to its panic-buy producs). I know that, in protecting you ...
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