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Super slow
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 14, 2021 - 12:00am
Persons with comorbidities are second-tier priority in COVID vaccination.
A perfect storm
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 12, 2021 - 12:00am
It must be marvelous to be blissfully unaware of the horror and heartbreak caused by the COVID pandemic.
Elections in the time of COVID
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 10, 2021 - 12:00am
Even amid the continuing COVID surge, and fears that the double mutant variant from India has reached our shores, the nation must also prepare for a major event next year.
Undermining the FDA
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 7, 2021 - 12:00am
In this ruinous, killer pandemic, our country’s drug regulator gets so little respect.
The cost of indebtedness
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 5, 2021 - 12:00am
Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. expressed the sentiment of many Filipinos when he tweeted that China should “get the f*** out” of the West Philippine Sea.
Cycle of hell
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 3, 2021 - 12:00am
On May 1, the first day of the “flexi” MECQ, 9,226 new COVID infections were recorded nationwide.
The variants
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 30, 2021 - 12:00am
These are variants, mutants more infectious and deadlier than the original COVID virus. Doctors have taken notice, and people should be warned.
A work in progress
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 28, 2021 - 12:00am
It’s “a work in progress.” This is Interior Secretary Eduardo Año’s description of contact-tracing app StaySafe.PH, which all local government units have been ordered to use for pandemic...
Catastrophic moral failure
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 26, 2021 - 12:00am
Grotesque. A moral outrage. A catastrophic moral failure. Economically and epidemiologically self-defeating.
Best of the Filipino
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 23, 2021 - 12:00am
Even the Palace spokesman said yesterday the initiative “showcases the best of the Filipino in the worst of times.”
Wishful thinking
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 21, 2021 - 12:10am
With the general elections only a year away, and the country still battling an even worse COVID contagion, ousting President Duterte if there is an iota of truth to the reports is plain wishful thinking.
Headed for the worst
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 19, 2021 - 12:00am
Give him an A for candor. Maybe President Duterte has seen too many friends, or friends of friends, dying of COVID.
The other surge
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 16, 2021 - 12:00am
Even as COVID cases continue to surge and the variants (the gang’s all here; can the government still keep track?) become deadlier, we keep being diverted by another surge.
Building back better
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 14, 2021 - 12:00am
After cataclysmic natural disasters, there’s always talk about building back better.
Losing control
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 12, 2021 - 12:00am
With yet another daily record high of 12,674 COVID cases last Saturday, we have lost control of this pandemic.
Health security
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 9, 2021 - 12:00am
If the government wants COVID patients to opt for home isolation as much as possible to decongest hospitals, two things must be made widely accessible.
The nightmare
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 7, 2021 - 12:00am
A guy feels a cold and cough coming on, with the accompanying itchy throat and slight fever.
Overrun and overwhelmed
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 5, 2021 - 12:00am
On Black Saturday, fresh COVID cases in our country hit 12,576.
Spiritual healing
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - March 31, 2021 - 12:00am
A woman I know used to have such a bubbly personality and be such a fun companion.
Locked down… again
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - March 29, 2021 - 12:00am
Remember the good old days?
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