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Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez calls for proper awareness and precaution to survive COVID-19

It is no doubt that COVID-19 cases in the Philippines have drastically increased since it started in February 2020. However, unlike when it started to penetrate different parts of the world, this pandemic is more manageable than before. Simply because doctors and scientists have already conducted ample research to treat patients better.

Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez believes that “understanding how COVID-19 infects the people and how it is transferred from one person to another can help increase the chance of not catching the virus.” The actor-turned-politician encourages his constituents to take note of the important things about COVID-19 as this can help protect themselves.

New Scientific Discoveries

He recalls that, initially, we thought that COVID-19 ties up with pneumonia which weakens a patient’s lung and causes death. Hospitals and doctors then thought that ventilators are the most effective way to treat a patient. Fast forward to today, scientists have proven that the virus caused blood clots in the blood vessels of the lungs and other parts of the human body which causes the reduced oxygenation. Because of this, it is proven that ventilators are not enough. Medications which helps blood thinning and clotting such as Aspirin and Heparin have become protocol treatments in June 2020.

This, along with many other facts about COVID-19, gives patients a higher chance of surviving the illness. Mayor Gomez, three-time elected as Mayor in Ormoc, stressed that “the times are changing and science is continuously innovating. By educating ourselves on the new scientific progress about COVID-19, and the new treatments that our medical experts are discovering, we can all survive this pandemic.”

Precautionary Measures

Aside from keeping ourselves abreast to all the updates about COVID-19, Mayor Gomez also calls for the public to abide with the simple precautionary measures such as 6-feet social distancing, wearing of proper masks, staying at home as much as possible, and maintaining proper hygiene. These small gestures can help slow the transmission of viruses and may kill them during the process.

“Discipline starts at home. Encourage your family members to practice the basic precautionary measures to help protect each of your household members. The control to keep your family safe and healthy is literally in your hands,” Gomez added.

COVID-19 may be here to stay

Just like any other diseased and pandemics that have struck the world in the early days, COVID-19 may just be another normal sickness in due time. Sooner or later, getting infected will not be as fearful as it was in December 2019. Soon enough, medical professionals will find the cure to this virus.

“While we are waiting for the cure, we have no other choice but to keep ourselves healthy and informed. We are fighting a war against something that we don’t see. Panic, rebellion, and resistance won’t do anything good to anyone; it will only make it worst. However, knowing more information about what we are dealing with can be used to our advantage. Let’s minimize the fear and let’s promote awareness about COIVD-19,” the Mayor concluded.

From the publication of Good Vibes OrmocanonThat one sack of love for every Ormocanon familyIf you were born to the simplest of a probinsyano family, you will fully understand the depth of our local adage, “Basta naa la’y bugas, OK na!”. And you will easily grasp that our security of having that staple is not only a measure of the extent of our survival but also a little taste of luxury.And to find out that the government is thinking of sending every roof a sack of that precious grain, we are receiving more than fifty kilograms of love, yes, that’s more than a ton of care. It’s a relief for a Tatay who’s 10 days work is spared from finding ways to fill up that taro for his consuming brood. It’s a peace of every Nanay’s mind which is permeated, at least thrice a day, with the question of what to serve next. It’s pure joy for the siblings to find out that every hukad is full and that gone are the days when the words, “Ginagmay lang ang hukad, kay mahutdan imo kuya” eclipse the excitement in every meal.In behalf of every Ormocanon family, who found delight in this gift – a rare source of joy in an ocean of worries, we want to thank the whole of the City Government of Ormoc. And to our Mayor, an actor and previously a city-boy, who now embraces his being a Probinsyano. Our gratitude belongs to your team of public servants which crafts policies starting off with the question in mind, “Unsa bay mga kabalaka sa matag Ormocanong pamilya karong panahon sa crisis?” Even with the end of this health crisis still not in sight, thank you for giving us a source of hope that’s breaking the cynic of our daily apprehensions. Thank you for letting us feel the unusual feeling that a government is at work, with resources poured down to our very troves. You give it as a simple sack of rice that could be consumed in weeks, but we receive it as a ton of love that will be remembered as a saving grace told many times over a lifetime.

From the publication of Good Vibes OrmocanonThat one sack of love for every Ormocanon familyIf you were born to the simplest of a probinsyano family, you will fully understand the depth of our local adage, “Basta naa la’y bugas, OK na!”. And you will easily grasp that our security of having that staple is not only a measure of the extent of our survival but also a little taste of luxury.And to find out that the government is thinking of sending every roof a sack of that precious  grain, we are receiving more than fifty kilograms of love, yes, that’s more than a ton of care. It’s a relief for a Tatay who’s 10 days work is spared from finding ways to fill up that taro for his consuming brood. It’s a peace of every Nanay’s mind which is permeated, at least thrice a day, with the question of what to serve next. It’s pure joy for the siblings to find out that every hukad is full and that gone are the days when the words, “Ginagmay lang ang hukad, kay mahutdan imo kuya”  eclipse the excitement in every meal.In behalf of every Ormocanon family, who found delight in this gift - a rare source of joy in an ocean of worries, we want to thank the whole of the City Government of Ormoc. And to our Mayor, an actor and previously a city-boy, who now embraces his being a Probinsyano. Our gratitude belongs to your team of public servants which crafts policies starting off with the question in mind, “Unsa bay mga kabalaka sa matag Ormocanong pamilya karong panahon sa crisis?” Even with the end of this health crisis still not in sight, thank you for giving us a source of hope that’s breaking the cynic of our daily apprehensions. Thank you for letting us feel the unusual feeling that a government is at work, with resources poured down to our very troves. You give it as a simple sack of rice that could be consumed in weeks, but we receive it as a ton of love that will be remembered as a saving grace told many times over a lifetime.