By DEE AYROSO
Tags: COVID-19 response
Health advocates urge gov’t to view pandemic as a public health emergency
“We don’t have a concept of disease surveillance where communities are regularly tested, or in looking for the possible source of infection.”
DOH reports 17,220 new COVID-19 cases, groups push for free mass testing and medical assistance
Anakpawis Party-list First Nominee Rafael Mariano said, “We have been calling for free mass testing and medical support since 2020. These are the fundamental concerns of poor families, they are not able to take the test immediately and still want to work so that the family can have something to eat.”
Lab Notes | Would granular lockdowns in Metro Manila work in the face of a Delta surge?
Assuming that the areas under granular lockdown are identified as potential sources of infection, what interventions are being done to ensure the risk of transmission is mitigated or even bring down infections? How are tracing and testing protocols being implemented? In the case of indoor establishments and workplaces, what engineering and administrative controls are in place? In the context of airborne transmission of COVID-19, disinfections are simply not enough.
Government still fails in COVID-19 mass testing
Restricting mobility is meant to give government the time to build its capacities to stop the spread of the virus. But what happens when a government only resorts to a lockdown and nothing else?
Bayanihan 3: Where will P405.6 billion go?
Where will the Bayanihan 3 go? Take a look.
Advocates propose over P120-B allocation for education under Bayanihan 3
“The police and military were first to get salary increases, while teachers are forced to make-do with their meager salaries.”
Health workers hold motorcade to press for rights, welfare
“We hope that Secretary Duque understands that every minute in our lives as health workers matters. Many from our ranks got sick and succumbed to COVID-19 already. We can no longer afford to spend more time to wait in order to get our rightful benefits and demands.”
‘Degrading and inhuman to arrest persons not properly wearing mask’ – lawyers group
“The militarist and punitive framework of policing the pandemic in the form of policies resulting in mass arrests and detention of alleged violators runs counter to the purpose of quarantine protocols which is to protect and uphold people’s health.”
Duterte, lawmakers urged to provide cash aid for the poor
“These are dire times that require urgent action. The people need immediate relief,” they said in a joint statement sent to the media.
Urban poor groups bike for mass testing, financial aid amid pandemic
They called for financial aid, mass testing, vaccination and to stop attacks on urban poor.