Pining for ‘ normal’
Life as we know it has changed so much, and so suddenly.The Luzon-wide enhance community quarantine is ending its second week. Since it was first imposed, we have made many adjustments to the way we live, work, and relate with others, even the way we ponder our mortality.
Just as scientists around the globe are working overtime to develop a vaccine for COVID-19, many ordinary folk fearful of the new coronavirus are turning to myths and home remedies — often culled from the internet — to protect themselves against the respiratory disease that has already killed more than 27,000 worldwide.
READ MORE: https://opinion.inquirer.net/128406/bogus-remedies
At all times but especially during public health emergencies, it is paramount to listen to health experts and reject fake news about fake cures, whether peddled by Presidents or charlatans alike.
EDITORIAL – Window hours
In pre-pandemic times, we were all familiar with the phenomenon: with most schools and offices opening between 7 to 9 a.m. and closing between 4 and 5 p.m., motorists jammed the roads all at the same time in the morning and evening rush hours.
READ MORE: https://www.philstar.com/opinion/2020/03/29/2004073/editorial-window-hours
The question is whether the DILG order will reach the barangay offices. A good way to ensure that the message is delivered is to make an example of anyone violating the DILG directive, and to ensure that penalties are imposed.
In this crisis, the government cannot emphasize enough that the nation can survive the pandemic with unity; we will heal as one. Public cooperation for healing as one is best given without resentment, when government impositions are deemed to be reasonable and restrictions are implemented without going overboard.