COVID-19 virus is just around the corner and preparation should start at home.
Because of the significant rise in COVID-19 cases being experienced in the country, the school administration of Montessori De Sagrada Familia, Inc. (MDSF) conducted a webinar educating the community about the proper management of COVID-19 symptoms at home, January 14, 2022.
Proper preparation is the key at home. Mrs. Maria Cristina Silamor, principal of MDSF, believes that each family should have a game plan to counter the possibility of contracting the virus and to avoid “lining up in the hospitals ”, she stated.
According to Dr. Jan Jorge Francisco, an Infectious Disease Doctor and the invited speaker in the webinar, each family could practice some preventive measures at home which include keeping the body strong through exercising and taking in vitamins and being vigilant by regularly disinfecting the surfaces, taking a bath after going out, and following the proper disinfection method (using alcohol with 70% solution).
Also, he mentioned that each family should also plan proactively by having an isolation room and having emergency contacts with telemedicine doctors. In connection, he emphasized that avoid believing in what can be read on social media because most of them are not reliable. He encouraged the participants to have a sound mind to plan and “believe in experts and not in pseudo-experts”.
Lastly, he encouraged the attendees to still practice the health protocols, avoid crowds, get vaccinated, and get tested if necessary.