Good news if we’ve truly flattened the curve. But have we improved our health system’s surge capacity? Some hospitals lack manpower and PPE. Ending the ECQ may mean well for the economy. However, without health systems strengthening and evidence-based measures to control community transmission, we’ll continue to strain our overburdened health care system.
Duterte & his allies have mastered the art of deception and selective justice. Deception of people for the sake of the people is a contradiction in democracy. Indeed, politics is a dirty game. Remember that there are no permanent friends, or enemies, only permanent (sometimes selfish) interests.
Inaction is action. Our government is responsible both for the things they do and the things they don’t do, especially when they could choose otherwise. Not until the majority of us choose to side with true democracy, we will continue to fail as a society.
Haven’t you had enough?
Clearly, we now see the need to invest more in our health system to improve its capacity to address the growing needs of the Filipino people. After this pandemic, let us urge our lawmakers to push for more funding, innovation, and research.
Why do we keep treating people for illness, only to send them back to the conditions that created the illness in the first place?
It is a bit frustrating to give your all just so they can be wasted in the end. Clearly, the current system is inefficient and cure-centric. How do we cure a sick health system?
In poor countries such as the Philippines, where labor is cheap and work conditions are poor, the need for subsistence often takes away an individual’s capacity to choose.
We don’t usually depend on what others say about us or how they see us because we need to own our truth. But, up to which point do we continuously neglect the truth, as perceived by others? They, too, are mirrors to our truth.
The moment we deny ourselves the truth is the time we succumb to lie and deception.