Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 14 July 2020

I don't wish this on anyone: stay in and take every precaution, says recovering coronavirus patient

Our readers have their say on having experienced intense fevers, the urgent need for a vaccine and the travails of online learning

A grocery shopper at Souk Planet, Khalifa City. Face masks should be worn at all times when outside the home, the UAE government said on Saturday. Victor Besa / The National
A grocery shopper at Souk Planet, Khalifa City. Face masks should be worn at all times when outside the home, the UAE government said on Saturday. Victor Besa / The National

I write to you in reference to Emma Day's report Coronavirus: where to buy face masks and gloves online in the UAE (April 5): as someone who pulled through Covid-19, please take all precautions and adhere to them. It is a brutal virus and no wonder some people die. The fever was the most intense I have ever had. It's such high fever that it brings on delusions, body aches, sleepless nights, throbbing head aches, dehydration and fatigue. Night time is when the so called beast comes out. I don't wish this on anyone. Stay home, remember to maintain social distancing and wear your personal protective equipment.

Randall Mohammed, Dubai

The urgent need to develop vaccines

This is regarding Shelina Janmohamed's excellent article No vaccine yet for Covid-19 but let's fight the despair (April 2). She has rightly pointed out that in these times of crisis, the best in human beings also emerges. However, there is an urgent and critical need for scientists and world leaders to find a vaccine to cure coronavirus. This should be the top agenda for medical research institutes across the world. All the winners of the Nobel Prizes for physics’ and chemistry should get together for his purpose and help mankind across the world.

Rajendra Aneja, Dubai

Distance learning: there are many points of view to consider

In reference to the National Editorial The UAE has an opportunity to make distance learning a success (April 5): I find it very convenient. I don’t need to struggle to find a home relatively close to the school so won’t be paying a lot for transportation. I support distance learning. There are so many different perspectives on this.

Kristina Margit, Dubai

This should be only a temporary measure. No way is it a substitute for real learning and the actual environment of a school.

Rizwan Ali, Abu Dhabi

UAE residents on the realities of homeschooling their children

With reference to Selina Denman's report 'It’s a shock to all of us': UAE parents on the realities of homeschooling their children (April 3): if children were familiar with online learning before the coronavirus, this period of temporary home schooling would have been an opportunity to build on that. At the moment, it is a struggle.

Selma LoveRoisin, Abu Dhabi

Everything in the beginning is uncomfortable and seems difficult. As parents we have to encourage our kids and support the school and government initiatives. In two weeks' time it will be fine.

Sangeetha Srikanth, Dubai

Well, now they are learning something new. I think it is the reluctance of parents that is making this all so difficult.

Alex Trixie, Dubai

Updated: April 5, 2020 06:54 PM

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