A few days after the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the Delta variant is now the dominant COVID-19 variant in the country, they informed the public that they are monitoring a new coronavirus variant known as “Mu,” which was first identified in Colombia in January. As per GMA News Online, Mu, known scientifically as […]
What are ‘breakthrough infections’ and why should vaccinated folks be worried?
Ever since the Philippine government bellied up to the bar and started rolling inoculating its citizens, health officials have volleyed one disclaimer about the vaccines: that it does not render us immune to the coronavirus, but rather reduces our risk of being hospitalized or contracting a severe illness. As the highly transmissible Delta variant is declared […]
Sorry, but those plastic anti-COVID barriers might be making things worse
Should we be looking at plastic barriers the way we look at face shields? Our brooding fear of contracting the coronavirus has led us to explore a wide selection of precautions that stood at every point of the spectrum of reason. Some, like the use of face shields, didn’t make much sense to wear, while […]
WHO says Delta is now the most dominant variant in the Philippines
A few days after it announced that the COVID-19 pandemic won’t be going away anytime soon, the World Health Organization (WHO) made a statement saying the highly transmissible Delta variant has become the dominant coronavirus variant in the country. As per GMA News Online, Dr. Rabindra Abeyasinghe, WHO Philippines country representative said, “The information we […]
In case you’re considering going on an epic vacation abroad or are planning your birthday party, here’s something to burst your bubble: it looks like the COVID-19 virus won’t be going away anytime soon. As per GMA News Online, the regional director of the World Health Organization (WHO)’s Western Pacific office made this statement in […]