Tuesday, July 12, 2022

12 Actions You Do When You Finally Get Infected with Covid-19


12 Actions You Do When You Finally Get Infected with Covid-19 

Jerome Espinosa Baladad (author and brother)

I am sharing what I did when I was infected with the Covid-19 virus. Keep in mind, that there are already many viruses called “Covid” and we are not much bothered with infections from them. It is the Covid-19 virus and its transformations that give those of us who were infected by the horrible experiences we probably have heard about from others. The experience will be different for each person.

  1. Be thankful you’re vaccinated and boosted. That is if you really are. Or else, the next step is to PRAY that you survive it if you’re not vaccinated. I know at least two who were infected, one even 3x already, and yet, they won’t choose to be vaccinated. No matter what.
  2. Take plenty of liquids, water works best. I took plenty of water all day long, I had to deal with going to the bathroom constantly to pee, though.
  3. Take Tylenol, which I did to manage my extreme headaches from the virus. They’re not the same as my headaches due to my eye troubles. I didn’t have fevers but the headaches were so bad. The Tylenol would work to a certain extent. But there were still fleeting headaches in the background. And I would forget the most usual things I would do when I wasn’t sick yet. It feels like you’re brain was getting roasted.
  4. Be ready to use plenty of boxes of tissues to clean all the liquids from your nose. I had a bad case of cold when infected with the virus. I would also cough a lot, I thought my mouth was so ready to give up.
  5. Open room windows and allow fresh air to circulate. Much of the virus is really airborne, which apparently we admitted only lately, and so helps the viruses go away from where you are located.
  6. Minimize panic among your network of contacts. Don’t announce it to everyone. They don’t wanna know about your infection. But do reach out to those others whom you engaged with physically. They have to be aware they may have been infected. Even if they are not exhibiting symptoms.
  7. Eat well and rest well. Although both can be a struggle, realistically speaking. Just try to sleep more. The relief you will have will sustain you for the next few days.
  8. Count the days you’re actually infected. Mine was 5 days. I was actually exhibiting the symptoms by day 5 after I was told by my friend who informed me he was infected and that he suspected he must have infected me too.
  9. Choose and decide if you want to verify if you’re really infected. This depends on your location. If you’re able to get tested, then you’re in luck. I did and was able to get results in less than 48 hours via online means.
  10. Avoid feelings of despair. It could be worse, for all you know. I even went out to eat my favourite foods after I was told by my sick friend that he probably infected me with the virus.
  11. Wear your mask when you are with groups and crowds, use a fresh one every time. I had to take the subway and would wear my mask that would cover my mouth and nose.
  12. Be open to learning more about this disease. It may become endemic, who knows? I did, mostly by reading materials from specialists. Don’t take my word on this but it will be on you if you stop learning more deeply about it. It’s a really terrible inconvenience. We know it’s worst, especially for those with other diseases.

Hope this gives some value out there. Thank you.

Sunday, June 12, 2022

12 New Senators in the Philippines and the Rest of the Winners After May 2022 Elections

 12 new Senators have been officially proclaimed last 18 May 2022.

  1. Robin Padilla (first-time lawmaker, actor) 26,612,434 votes
  2. Loren Legarda (former Antique Representative, former Senator) 24,264,979 votes
  3. Raffy Tulfo (first-time lawmaker, broadcaster) 23,396,954 votes
  4. Sherwin Gatchalian (Reelectionist senatorial candidate) 20,535,261 votes
  5. Chiz Escudero (former Sorsogon Governor, former Senator) 20,271,458 votes
  6. Mark Villar (first-time member of the Upper House, former DPWH Secretary in the Duterte Administration, former Las PiƱas Representative) 19,475,592 votes
  7. Alan Peter Cayetano (former House Speaker, former Senator) 19,295,314 votes
  8. Miguel Zubiri (Reelectionist senatorial candidate) 18,734,336 votes
  9. Joel Villanueva (Reelectionist senatorial candidate) 18,486,034 votes
  10. JV Ejercito (former Senator) 15,841,858 votes
  11. Risa Hontiveros (Reelectionist senatorial candidate, lone opposition winner) 15,420,807 votes
  12. Jinggoy Estrada (former Senator) 15,108,220 votes
Meanwhile, the new Party-List Groups are:
  1. ACT-CIS - Anti-Crime and Terrorism Community Involvement and Support Partylist
  2. 1-Rider - Ang Buklod ng mga Motorista ng Pilipinas (lit.'Union of Motorists of the Philippines'). 1-Rider Partylist intends to represent motorists and their rights in the Congress. The organization's platform includes improving road safety and protecting motorists from abusive traffic enforcers. 
  3. Tingog - Tingog Sinirangan (lit. 'Voice of the East'), also known as the Tingog Party List. Tingog was established in October 2, 2012 as Tingog Leytehon, a provincial political party based in Leyte province. The Tingog Party List aims to represent the interest of Eastern Visayans. Although it bills itself as an organization which provides a "regional perspective on national issues". It focuses on issues affecting the countryside or rural areas in general. "Tingog" came from the Waray word for "voice".
  4. 4Ps - The Pagtibayin at Palaguin ang Pangkabuhayang Pilipino (lit.'Strenghten and Grow the Filipino Livelihood'), also known as the 4Ps Party-list. The organization's key platform include the amendment of the 4Ps Law (Republic Act No. 11310) to enhance the program for beneficiaries.
  5. Ako Bicol - Ako Bicol Political Party (AKB) represents the Bicol Region and the Bicolano people. AKB started as a non-government organization under the name "SOS Bicol," which provided rescue aid to residents in the Bicol region after Typhoon Reming (Durian) hit; it also sponsored livelihood programs for residents affected by the 2009 eruption of the Mayon Volcano.
  6. Sagip - a partylist that represents the urban poor.

And, the new President and Vice-President of the Philippines are:
  1. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos, Jr.
  2. Sara "Inday" Duterte