Bagong Omicron sub-variants ‘di banta sa Pinas – OCTA

Bagong Omicron sub-variants ‘di banta sa Pinas – OCTA

April 27, 2022 @ 1:12 PM 2 months ago


MANILA, Philippines- Malabong magdulot ang bagong COVID-19 Omicron sub-variants ng “major threat of an outbreak” sakaling makapasok sa bansa, ayon sa independent pandemic monitor OCTA Research nitong Miyerkules.

Siniguro ito ni OCTA Research fellow Guido David sa gitna ng pagtatayang aabot sa 100,000 ang aktibong kaso ng COVID-19 sa bansa sakaling matuklasan ang Omicron sub-variants dito.

“Based on the data that we are seeing, the presentation is not that much different from Omicron and the characteristics are not that much different, which means that the cases will most likely be mild,” tugon ni David nang tanungin kung anong uri ng COVID-19 resurgence ang inaasahan sa Pilipinas.

“That’s why we are not super concerned that this will trigger a, you know, major threat of an outbreak,” dagdag pa niya.

“We have to remind our kababayans that even though this might be mild for vaccinated people, It may not be mild necessarily for unvaccinated people and those with comorbidities,” paalala ni David.

Iginiit din  ng propesor na hindi mapupuno ang mga ospital, hindi kagaya noong Delta variant surge.

“The hospitals will not get filled up, and it will not really be a major public health concern unlike the Delta variant which  we saw last year,” pahayag ni David. “But it will still probably cause a disruption.” RNT/SA