πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­ COVID-19: Could the Philippines see an India-style surge? | The Stream

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The Philippines is in the throes of one of the worst Covid-19 outbreaks in Southeast Asia, topping one million total infections last week.

The country now has the second-highest number of infections and deaths in Southeast Asia after Indonesia and health experts are warning of a possible “India-style” wave.

Although the government has struggled to obtain vaccine supplies, vaccine hesitancy is proving a bigger challenge. According to a March survey by Pulse Asia, six out of 10 Filipinos expressed safety concerns and were therefore unwilling to get immunized. In an attempt to assuage those fears, Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte last week received his first vaccine dose live on Facebook.

Rights group Amnesty International says what it calls the government’s inadequate response to the pandemic amounts to “a serious human rights issue.”

In this episode of The Stream, we talk to those on the frontline and ask them what is needed to address the surge and keep the healthcare system from crumbling.

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22 comments

King LionHeart May 5, 2021 - 2:00 AM

Nope, it will not happen…God is protecting us…

Josh Smith May 5, 2021 - 2:02 AM

Stop trying to scar everyone fake news

Gamer 49 May 5, 2021 - 2:03 AM

Per this channel if you dont use wikipedia defined definitions and rely on local culture, your offensive. #%#@& U! πŸ˜‰ .

Gagriel Efe May 5, 2021 - 2:03 AM

Amen oooo

RAY RAY May 5, 2021 - 2:06 AM

Chyna will liberate the phillipines after they liberate taiwan.

SAM SAWAL May 5, 2021 - 2:08 AM

I'm from Philippines western mindanao
I can say allhamdulillah☝️☝️☝️✊

richard m masliah May 5, 2021 - 2:11 AM

Could it be POSSIBLE that the CCP us FAR from being done by continuously SENDING additional the CCP VIRUS BIOLOGICAL WEAPON ADDITIONAL releases….!??? As LONG AS & by now WHO KNOWS how much they CLEANED UP AFTER THEIR EVIL plans, the WUHAN VIROLIGOGY LAB has STILL NOT BEEN fully investigated, without ANY internal – WHO – bought & paid for ENDLESS CO CONSPIRATORS… πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ—½

Samantha Sweet May 5, 2021 - 2:14 AM

Well if they have that famous Yogi who took the jab online – on air so other people would be encouraged to do it then yeah because after he did that 12 year 12 Days later he gets it. So everybody else got it.

SuperOanghutan May 5, 2021 - 2:15 AM

India n Philippines are a sore in front n back of China, i am not too surprised if China is delivering n deliberately infecting this 2 countries n others that are not in bed with CCP, after all it's a CCP development of a Bioweapon by China.😑

Al Jazeera English May 5, 2021 - 2:16 AM

Thanks for watching everyone. Tell us what you think in the comments below.

muziq reborn May 5, 2021 - 2:16 AM

Nobody is safe..more care..more measures..more immediate readiness..thts all it takes now πŸ’―

Pangkay Ortega May 5, 2021 - 2:17 AM

God willing No, we believe in One God and we rely on the protection of the Almighty. Our leader is very cautious every now and there are semi lock downs in different regions.

Souvik Das May 5, 2021 - 2:17 AM

Stay strong Philippines… Love from India

Lance Cahill May 5, 2021 - 2:23 AM

If the Philippines doesn't ban travel from China, it will face the same problem like India did.

obito May 5, 2021 - 2:24 AM

Well, the scientists of virulogy say, the virus needs years to start mutation, and what we see right now what in India and the Philippines happens, is Not a mutation, is actually a new covid 19 virus was pitched in a labor somewhere and has been put in India and the Philippines to start kill millions and millions of people. Those Bastards who behind this bad acts they are just cowards and nasty 😑😑😑 show yourselves Bastards 😑😑

Elma Mellendez May 5, 2021 - 2:25 AM

What are you talking about?

Mateikata Picha May 5, 2021 - 2:27 AM

You know the situation in India is bad, when other countries are giving India as an example

Parcon Renato May 5, 2021 - 2:31 AM

We should ask the 3, why they're not affected by covid.

Kosmonooit May 5, 2021 - 2:32 AM

Just exactly who gets adequately paid in the Philippines??? Politicians perhaps. And there is NO safety net for workers in this situation, in fact very little workers rights in general at all.

Arvind Kumar May 5, 2021 - 2:32 AM

It looks like conspiracy? Why China has not many cases where her enemy country like india n Philippine got many. Do you think it is biological war fare?

Lewis Sharpe May 5, 2021 - 2:35 AM

So why's everyone but the Chinese people having a severe issue with this I wonder

Pink Rose May 5, 2021 - 2:35 AM

India is being destroyed by the curses of Kashmiri mothers and minorities Indian media and ministers are very false

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