#clinical matters

Was Covid-19 really a leak from a Chinese lab?

Conspiracy theorists went into overdrive anew when several mainstream media outlets, including the New York Times and the Washington Post, published stories suggesting that the SARS-CoV-2 virus might have leaked from a Chinese laboratory. Anti-China rhetoric went into overdrive and accusations of cover-ups flew thick and fast.

Our lockdowns are worth it – but how do we move forward?

While other countries saw horrific death rates, the Philippines somehow managed to temper its deaths with the early shutdown. Currently this number stands at just above 300 deaths per million, which is 118th in the world and five to 10 times fewer than that of many advanced European countries and the US.

How to read the daily DOH report without panicking

Without vaccination, community quarantines or public health standards, the number of cases of COVID should be going up by at least five-fold every five days since Delta’s R0 is five to eight.