Michael V. updates on COVID-19 battle: ‘I’m getting better every day’
Kapuso comedian Michael V. in his latest vlog shared that he has been feeling a lot better lately and disclosed how he may have contracted the novel coronavirus.
“I’m back and the good news is I am getting better every day,” Michael V. told his #BitoyStorySquad in a YouTube video uploaded yesterday, Aug. 3.
He noted that during the filming of the vlog, he was already nine days straight of not showing any COVID-19 symptom.
The comedian opened up about where he might have contracted the novel coronavirus, concluding that he most likely got infected due to deliveries.
Michael V. disclosed that he and his family traveled to Batangas in early July, but none of his family members got infected. He also shared that one of their helpers also tested positive, but his children, who are the ones in contact with the helper most of the time, tested negative.
“Ang duda ko deliveries. Pero FYI, lahat ng deliveries na dumadating, hindi nakakapasok dito sa studio ng hindi sina-sanitize,” the comedian clarified. (My guess is deliveries. But for your information, all the deliveries I had did not enter this studio without getting sanitized.)
“Pero dahil siguro sa sobrang excited ko na mabuo ‘tong studio ko, palagay ko may mga online deliveries akong nabuksan tapos diretso ginamit ko na agad. Sa sobrang atat ko, malamang hindi ko na na-sanitize yung nasa loob ng package,” he added.
(Although maybe because I was too excited to build this studio of mine, I guess there were some online deliveries that I opened and used immediately. Because I was too excited, I may have failed to sanitize what was inside the package.)
Michael V. then advised fans to be extra careful, noting, “Komedyante po ako by profession, pero makinig po sana kayo ‘pag sinabi kong hindi biro ang magka-COVID.”
(I may be a comedian by profession, but please listen to me when I say that having COVID-19 is no joke.)
The comedian also reiterated how the worst part of having COVID-19 is the constant feeling of sorrow from not being able to be with his loved ones.
“Ang pinakamatinding makakalaban mo pala ‘pag quarantine ay lungkot,” he stressed. (It turns out that the worst enemy during quarantine is sadness.)
Michael V. also disclosed that another bad part of having COVID-19 is the “stigma” against patients, saying he himself got harassed once.
“Para kang tinatakan na ‘reject’ ng lipunan. Kahit naka-full PPE [personal protective equipment] ka, iniiwasan ka ng mga tao, kinatatakutan, pinandidirihan,” he said.
“Ang masama ‘yung iba hinihiya o hina-harass ka pa. Hindi ko na lang ide-detalye, pero kami mismong ng pamilya ko naka-experience kami ng harassment,” the comedian added.
(The worst thing is that others shame or harass you. I will not go into details, but my family and I experienced harassment.)
Michael V. explained that while this may be one of the reasons why others with symptoms choose not to get tested, it is still an individual’s responsibility to get tested and follow health protocols. JB
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