“When will you be alarmed? Because I am. I am frightened.” – Frontliner responds to Harry Roque’s statement

The past few days have brought some statements from government officials that seemingly downplay the urgency of the spread of COVID-19 in the Philippines. President Duterte said that it’s possibly a concern and Harry Roque said that it isn’t really alarming, but it should concern all of us, allegedly making things seem better than the numbers are telling us.

One frontliner, Twitter user @peachynatividad, responded to this statement on Twitter. As a frontliner, she spoke of the fear that she faces every day when it comes to COVID-19 and the very real urgency that we need in order to combat it. “I am a frontliner. I have seen covid patients up close- and I am fearful each and every time,” she writes. “And the numbers are rising. 70 thousand cases. When will you be alarmed? Because I am. I am frightened. I am scared. I have been for the past 4 months.”

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