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No Need To Panic Over Infection Numbers: Deaths Continue To Decrease

At this time, the number of infections, while important, is not the overriding indicator to base policy decisions on. There are significant uncertainties surrounding the accuracy of testing and the establishment of infection numbers. These issues lead to problematic media reporting, misguided policy decisions, and a confused, fearful public.  IATF, DOH, UP, media and others […]

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Open Advisory to the IATF and Media Editors: UP Projections Flawed, Ignore It and Remove Lockdown

Yesterday, Independence Day, the front page of The Manila Times newspaper headlined a study from the University of the Philippines. It said: “Covid transmission significant – experts. 40,000 cases seen in June”. The “experts” advised not to lift the lockdown. For many, this news headline was the last thing they wanted to see. Instead of […]

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Mixed Feelings

As most of you know, recently I posted an Open Letter to Governors, Mayors and Legislators. After going through the current scientific evidence, I encouraged them: “In essence, COVID-19 is not a deadly as we all once feared. … Many countries are starting to move away from lockdowns. …. For the sake of your own […]

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Open letter on lockdowns to Philippine governors, mayors, and legislators

Dear Local Chief Executives and Legislators, Within the next few days, President Rodrigo Duterte will make the decision whether to ease or retain the lockdown. You will be faced with the tough decision whether to agree or not. You will be making your decision amidst the meltdown of Philippine society including millions experiencing lockdown fatigue, […]

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Address to policy makers Philippine Developments

The Avoided and Unanswered Question: People Just Don’t Get It!

It is now almost two months into the lockdown here in the Philippines. And most people, especially those who make fateful decisions, just don’t get it. Here is what I mean. On 12 May 2020, the national government announced moves to ease the lockdown in most parts of the Philippines. Iloilo Province, for example, went […]