According to the Department of Health (DOH), the strategy to beat COVID-19 is to test, trace, treat, and isolate. Indeed, by following the said strategy, we will be able to treat infected patients. Yet this strategy can too easily go to waste if the health risks and protocols are not effectively communicated to the public.
The goal of achieving sustainable development has been highlighted as a pressing issue for today’s modern society long before the existence of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In a crowded world run by economic, social, environmental, political, and cultural factors, there exists a call to action for the general public to conserve resources and develop them to become prosperous, fair, and environmentally sustainable.
In the wake of disarray and peril brought by the pandemic, journalism remains a crucial field in keeping the general public informed. With disorder at this scale, public misinformation is more likely to spread. To verify rumors or myths concerning COVID-19, you may view our mythbusters page.
Two of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) directly address the issue of food security: Zero Hunger (Goal 2) and Reduced Inequalities (Goal 10). The SDG Eradicating Poverty is also present in this equation, but limiting the scope to just Goals 2 and 10 for now will yield a more focused discussion on the challenges to food security, especially amidst COVID-19.
The Philippines has been under quarantine for five months already - each termed differently. It all started when the President announced that Manila would be in “lockdown” starting March 15 in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Our economy barely knows how to deal with its waste. Our current systems struggle to reincorporate waste in a linear economy - extract, produce, consume, then dispose. The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified the struggles we already face in governing the wastes that we are all responsible for.