Bambang, PHILIPPINESFrancisco Fernandez died after falling off a motorbike. The 45-year-old, who helped people find seats on the minibuses in town, was a beloved community fixture. But with a public-facing job and a spot on his lung, he was considered a possible COVID-19 carrier. A doctor ordered his family to bury him quickly, against Philippine tradition, and all eight people who lived with him—his sister, her spouse, her children, and elderly relatives—were put under a 14-day quarantine in their crowded home.
Yet when Anthony Cortez, the doctor who had ordered the rushed burial and quarantine, arrived to check on the Fernandez family, none of them expressed resentment. Instead, faces lit up and the kids waved eagerly. “It’s so nice to see you