In an interview with MaltaDaily, Martina Fenech reveals all the struggles which COVID-19 force upon cancer patients. Fenech reveals that COVID-19 both directly and indirectly impacts these patients. The necessary restrictions forced those battling the disease to face it on their own or with fewer loved ones. Cancer patients do not enter hospital for a set time but have to undergo constant visitations with a level of uncertainty as to their health.
Fenech also spoke about how the pandemic impacted the therapy these patients have to go through. Some patients had to travel abroad, often two weeks before their treatment actually beings due to mandatory quarantine. Some have been refuted treatment due to COVID-19, resulting in the cancer being spread more throughout their body. Being more responsible, wearing masks and adhering to social distancing could be what saves these people’s lives. Fenech’s interview is a call to look at things from a bigger perspective and be more responsible for the sake of the vulnerable.
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