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Philippines surpasses 300,000 confirmed coronavirus cases

 

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FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker takes blood sample from a passenger at a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) drive-thru testing center in Manila, Philippines, July 15, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez/File Photo

 

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines' health ministry on Saturday reported 2,747 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections and 88 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 301,256 cases and 5,284 deaths.

 

The Department of Health also said 787 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, bringing total recoveries to 232,906.

 

(Reporting by Karen Lema; Editing by Sam Holmes)

 

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6 minutes ago, rooster59 said:

The Philippines' health ministry on Saturday reported 2,747 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections and 88 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 301,256 cases and 5,284 deaths.

in just one day the philippines had more deaths than thailand has had the entire time ???? errrrrrrrm

 

best ever. 

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55 minutes ago, mr mr said:

in just one day the philippines had more deaths than thailand has had the entire time ???? errrrrrrrm

 

best ever. 

Philippines has almost 3 times the population per square km and much of country has little or no population due to mountains - so city spread is a major factor.  Add dirty face plastic shields that people have to constantly touch and plastic sheets even on vehicles it would appears many being a source for spread rather than protection.  Add a severe shortage of adequate hospital facilities and almost no public transport to get to them.   Paperwork that has to be obtained and exchanged on even basic market trips.  Extreme lockdowns that likely are counterproductive as people get fed up and take fewer protective measures when not in presence of enforcers.  Believe we can be very thankful we are not living there currently.

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Last year there was a big exodus of expats to this promised land. They were warned it was dump with nothing going for it 

 

Did they listen? What a nightmare situation right now spiraling out of control. It truly is a 4th world cesspit 

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21 minutes ago, madmen said:

Last year there was a big exodus of expats to this promised land. They were warned it was dump with nothing going for it 

 

Did they listen? What a nightmare situation right now spiraling out of control. It truly is a 4th world cesspit 

Actually it was a viable option last year for many people.  Then the world went to <deleted> and the Philippines decided to go the extra steps to a virtual total lockdown in some areas and making travel almost impossible with rules on top of regulations above directives and virtually nobody having a clue.  Agree it is a nightmare for many living there now - especially the young and old in areas where they are not even allowed to go outside home.

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Philippines surpasses 300,000 confirmed coronavirus cases

 

Sad to see that the U.S. still has such a strong legacy in the Phils these days...

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3 minutes ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

 

Sad to see that the U.S. still has such a strong legacy in the Phils these days...

Don't believe this has anything to do with that.  Philippines COVID policy was/is almost exact opposite of USA - but in both cases very poorly excecated.  

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4 minutes ago, lopburi3 said:

but in both cases very poorly excecated.

 

That was the commonality I was referring to.

 

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Considering the poverty in the Philippines, it doesn't surprise me at all. 

If somebody who owns a scooter is considered rich, I do not want to know how the health system there is. 

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Oh my God, that's a death rate of 1.75%

 

Nothing short of scaremongering in my opinion, noting the heading that everyone sees: 

 

Philippines surpasses 300,000 confirmed coronavirus cases

 

But in the small print: 5,284 deaths.

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1 hour ago, madmen said:

Last year there was a big exodus of expats to this promised land. They were warned it was dump with nothing going for it 

 

Did they listen? What a nightmare situation right now spiraling out of control. It truly is a 4th world cesspit 

Not even ten buffaloes could get me there. And I'm not disrespecting the whole country. Neither the food, nor the healthcare is somehow worth to mention. 

 

But if the majority believe that it's okay to kill drug users, there must be something wrong.

 

   The WHO refers to the Filipino Healthcare System as “fragmented.” There is a history of unfair and unequal access to health services that significantly affects the poor.

 

Some shocking facts: https://borgenproject.org/healthcare-in-the-philippines/

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3 hours ago, madmen said:

Last year there was a big exodus of expats to this promised land. They were warned it was dump with nothing going for it 

 

Did they listen? What a nightmare situation right now spiraling out of control. It truly is a 4th world cesspit 

Great for dating sexy beauties who want to get the hell out. Absent any pandemics, of course.

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2 hours ago, teacherclaire said:

Not even ten buffaloes could get me there. And I'm not disrespecting the whole country. Neither the food, nor the healthcare is somehow worth to mention. 

 

But if the majority believe that it's okay to kill drug users, there must be something wrong.

 

   The WHO refers to the Filipino Healthcare System as “fragmented.” There is a history of unfair and unequal access to health services that significantly affects the poor.

 

Some shocking facts: https://borgenproject.org/healthcare-in-the-philippines/

The food is awful and western food is even worse. They manage to make a simple sandwich inedible. They load everything up with sugar--the margarine, mayonnaise, and anything else you put in a sandwich. Eggs and toast? Big wallop of sugar in the bread. In Manila if you want a decent western meal you need to head for the Shangri La and similar hotels. Forget the Filipino open-restaurant or street food. You'd be dreaming of Chiang Mai all the time.

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