Southeast Asia Speaks: Ex-DOH chief Manuel Dayrit on lessons from global responses to COVID-19


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It is already more than a year into the coronavirus pandemic and yet there is still a lot to do to address the health crisis.

New variants continue to threaten many countries, especially those who are affected by the short global supply of vaccines against the virus. In Southeast Asia, the Delta variant has struck countries that were doing well in terms of pandemic response.

On Thursday, July 29, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug speaks to former health secretary Manuel Dayrit about the lessons learned from the global responses to the coronavirus pandemic.

Dayrit served as health secretary from 2001 to 2005. He is also the co-editor of a recently-published book, Countering Covid-19: Cases in Crisis Response.

What went wrong in several countries' pandemic response? What else needs to be done?

Catch the interview live at 5 pm on Thursday. –

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