In the early years of the 21st century, coronavirus is still sweeping the world, with more than 30,000 confirmed cases in 2017.
In this interview with Reuters, the father of a 14-year-old girl who contracted the virus says he’s not worried about contracting it again and that he hopes for better news.
The virus, which has killed hundreds of thousands, has also led to the emergence of new, non-fatal infections.
However, the man, who is not named in the Reuters report, says he still has a lot of work to do and wants the world to know he is not alone.
“I’ve had people tell me I’ve been a great father, a great leader,” said Manoel, who lives in the Spanish city of Salamanca.
“When I say great, I mean a lot more than I ever thought.”
His son, who was infected on January 20, 2017, died in October, two months after he had returned home from school.
“It’s not like I don’t feel any fear, because there is a feeling of fear,” Manoels son said in the interview.
“But I have the same fear when I have my child at home.
My child is not safe at home, because I’m not the father.”