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By EDDK. USMAN
(SDN) — IF the danger of Covid-19 has not settled in yet, then about time fear sets in.
Fear means you follow all the safety protocols the government through the Inter-Agency Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has put in place, precisely for Filipinos to follow.
Staying at home unless you need to go out for food, for medicine, other essentials as determine by the IATF-EID. Social distancing, wearing of masks every time you go out of your home.
Fear the novel coronavirus identified as the SARS-CoV-2 (Severed Acute Respiratory Syndrome-CoronaVirus 2), the pathogen causing the 2019 coronavirus disease (Covid-19).
Fear it because, according to the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Covid-19 real-time Dashboard, a total of 279,565 people have already gone ahead globally to the far beyond, their ashes after cremation either buried or scattered some place their relatives preferred.
Fear Covid-19 because it has no cure so far, vaccine is months away though many scientists and researchers and pharmaceutical companies are racing against coronavirus time to develop a vaccine.
Fear the coronavirus because masks, personal protective equipment (PPEs) and other medical equipment the world is running out of supply.
JHU said that as of May 10, a total of 4,040,289 confirmed infections in 187 countries and regions have been registered as of 6:03 p.m., Manila time; the United States being at the summit of the Mount Everest of coronavirus.
The U.S. also has the most number of deaths at 78,794, followed in Europe by the United Kingdom (31,662); Italy (30,395).
We are talking about deaths here, though on a positive side the number of Covid-19 patients who recovered is now at 1,380,376.
But one death is already one fatality too much!
Still on the death statistics, Spain is fourth at 26,478; France has 26,313 dead at fifth place; sixth Brazil, 10,656; and Belgium, seventh, 8,581.
Still not scared of Covid-19?
Here’s the Philippine tally based on figures released by the Department of Health (DOH).
The Philippines has a total of confirmed cases as of 4 p.m., May 10, at 10,794 with the addition of 184 new ones; recoveries at 1,924 (82 new recoveries); and with new fatalities bringing the total deaths to 719. (SDN)