An indictment of failed leadership in pandemic response
The statement of at least 40 medical societies calling for a return to ECQ for Mega Manila is an indictment of the failed COVID response of the Duterteregime. It is a rejection of the status quo insofar as the pandemic response is concerned.
For too long, the Duterte government has relied on a militarist population control method as the primary means of containing the disease. It believed that shocking the population with tanks and armed troops is the best way to enforce a quarantine. The strict quarantine, at the early months of the pandemic, was supposed to buy the health system time to adjust to the increase in COVID patients,… Meer