One and a half months into the epidemic that is the novel coronavirus—now called the Covid-19—and there is still no vaccine developed to help us combat it. So far, the best we can do, as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Department of Health (DOH) often reiterate is to protect ourselves from contracting this contagious virus: practice proper handwashing; observe coughing etiquette; avoid being in close contact with people who have flu-like symptoms; cook food thoroughly; keep away from wild and farm animals; and immediately consult with a doctor when you experience symptoms.

Health experts have likewise emphasized how important it is to have a strong immune system. We are advised to take vitamin C, have enough rest, exercise regularly, and eat a healthy diet. Are these tips fool-proof? Are there other things we can do to ensure our well-being? Two experts on immunity and nutrition enlighten us on this matter.

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