‘Compassionate regard’

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Philippine Star

Throughout the COVID lockdowns, a person I know followed all the protocols, isolating herself in her work room, distancing, masking and observing hand and respiratory hygiene. While waiting for the slow rollout of the vaccines to reach her, however, she caught the virulent Alpha strain. Upon returning to work a month later, she deduced the most likely source of her infection, despite all her manic precautions. A guy who routinely approached her desk for about half a minute daily narrated that he once did so when he was running such a high fever with a terrible cold and feeling so weakened he w…

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