Editorial: Granular lockdown then

That the Department of Health has recognized that wide-scale lockdowns are no longer effective in containing Covid-19 infections, it has practically passed on the decisions of scaled lockdowns to the local government executives. DOH spokesperson Rosario Vergeire, in her media briefing on Aug. 23, 2021, said thus, “Pag tinitingnan natin, when we are trying to […]

Wenceslao: No lockdown?

It looks like a lockdown fatigue has descended on us at a time when the delta variant of the coronavirus is threatening to fuel another infections surge in Cebu. The fatigue has triggered misconceptions about this particular official action against the Covid-19 pandemic. There is this effort to downplay its importance, To be fair to […]

Briones: On the right path

I came across a CNN article that Singapore plans to do away with lockdowns and mass contact tracing. If that doesn’t send shivers down the spine of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, maybe its plan to allow quarantine-free travel and the resumption of large gatherings will. But that’s exactly […]