Philippine healthcare system

Rappler Talk: Manuel Dayrit on government’s attempt to stem COVID-19 surge

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Former health secretary Manuel Dayrit speaks with Rappler reporter Pia Ranada, and suggests ways to address future spikes

Where are we on the twin challenges of curbing the surge in COVID-19 infections and vaccinating most of our population?

Former health secretary Manuel Dayrit speaks with Rappler reporter Pia Ranada on his assessment of the government’s attempts. He also suggests ways forward to address future spikes.

As for vaccinations, Dayrit thinks the government projection of herd immunity by November is optimistic. Given our healthcare system’s capacity, he thinks this is unlikely to be achieved this year.

Tune in to this Rappler Talk episode at 11 am, Tuesday, April 27. – Rappler.com