Briones: No need to panic

THERE has been a sense of urgency since the delta variant of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) arrived on Philippine shores. Blamed for the deaths of hundreds if not thousands in India and Indonesia, the Duterte administration has great reason to be alarmed. The World Health Organization (WHO) describes the delta variant as a variant […]

Editorial: Strategies

It may help if the public understands the strategy that our health care system is implementing amid new threats. The highly transmissible Delta variant, which swamped India’s health care system, has been detected in 16 additional cases, 11 of which were local ones. The local cases came from Northern Mindanao (six), National Capital Region (two), […]

Editorial: ‘Play it safe’

Viruses and their ninja moves. There are 11 Sars-CoV-2 mutations that governments and public health experts in the world are closely monitoring, but most potentially disastrous is the Delta variant, first identified in India in December 2020. The same variant reportedly caused 10 percent the Covid-19 cases in the US, and is starting to hit […]