September 30, 2023

For a better pandemic management

The Malacañang spokesman said the government has excellent response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the President remarked the infection is a small thing in our lives. How nice could it be if these statements are true?
But the Covid-19 cases in our country surged to 8,773 on March 25, the highest single-day rise since the outbreak a year ago. Cases are expected to further increase despite the creation of task forces, stringent quarantine restrictions imposed, and health protection measures undertaken.
Vaccination is slow and there is reluctance among Filipinos in getting vaccinated. People in other countries have trust in their government in the management of the pandemic.
Filipinos have become economically, socially, spirituality, physically, mentally and physiologically sick.
There is an urgent need for credible, responsible, and respectable leadership in times of crisis and to recalibrate our efforts and assign capable persons to manage a precarious situation to gain confidence of people to rally behind an effective containment of the pandemic. — PERCIVAL B. ALIPIT, Baguio City