Sumary of An end to Covid? It remains uncertain, but some say it is at hand:
- One day, people in Metro Manila are told that starting on September 8, the metropolis would be placed under the general community quarantine (GCQ) regime and its more benign restrictions.
- Before they could even digest the news, the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) hurriedly recalled the decision.
- Instead, the National Capital Region would be placed under the modified enhanced community quarantine regime, and its stricter rules.
- } Pandemics do end, sort ofThere are divergences in expert opinion on when the pandemic ends as an article in the Washington Post issue of September 7, “To scientists, path to Covid endgame remains uncertain,” shows.
- Writer Marc Fisher interviewed top health scientists and public health experts on the prospects of an end to the pandemic.
- “From the most respected epidemiologists to public health experts who have navigated past disease panics, from polemicists to political partisans, there are no definitive answers to the central question in American life today, ‘Is it ever going to end?
- “‘I truly, truly think we are in the endgame,’ said Monica Gandhi, an infectious-disease specialist and professor of medicine at the University of California at San Francisco.
- ‘The cases will start plummeting in mid-to-late September and by mid-October, we will be in a manageable place, where the virus is a concern for health professionals, but not really for the general public.