A guide to preventing and addressing social stigma
The World Health Organization (WHO, 2020) noted social stigma in the context of health is the negative association between a person or group of people who share certain characteristics and a specific disease. In an outbreak, this may mean people are labelled, stereotyped, discriminated against, treated separately, and/or experience loss of status because of a perceived link with a disease.
Symbol of Hope
Motivational words and heart warming real life stories of COVID-19 survivors and frontliners
My Covid Journey by Alex Gonzaga
Gonzaga, 2020 said, "In this pandemic, it made me realize that we should stop thinking about ourself but really start thinking about other people: it's not about you, it's about the people around you"
#COVID19 Frontliner Story: A Davao City Medical Technologies Shares Her Story
Reboquio, 2020 said, "I am calling for everyone to follow or to have discipline to follow this mandate. Because this fight againts COVID is a team effort among the community, the frontliners and ofcourse, the leadership of our government"
COVID-19 Changed Everything: 3 Personal Stories
Fusco, 2020 says “It can happen to you and the ones you love. Pray to whoever and whatever you pray to that what happened to my family doesn’t happen to you.”