COVID-19 is real.
This was the realization of Rizza Maye Lirasan from Oslob, Cebu.
Her mother was recently discharged from hospital after beating Covid-19, the respiratory disease caused by Sars-CoV-2.
More than one year into the pandemic, there are still people who doubt the existence of the novel coronavirus, which first in Wuhan, a city in central China—a sad reality for 22-year-old Lirasan, who admitted that she was also one of the unbelievers until her mother, Anecita, contracted Covid-19 in July 2021.
“Wala ko mutuo og Covid (I did not believe in Covid-19), until it hit our family, especially my mother,” she said.
Lirasan said it all started when her 56-year-old mother, who has no comorbidities, had fever on July 10.
Anecita’s fever went on for days. But there were times that her fever disappeared during the day, but it went up again at night. She also lost her appetite.
Sometimes Anecita’s body temperature would go up to 39.2 degrees Celsius, which made her weak.