June 28, 2021

According to the Philippine Red Cross, vax is the greatest protection against the Delta strain

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) encouraged the public to be vaccinated on Monday, citing health experts’ claims that the vaccine is extremely efficient against the new Covid-19 type that is causing alarm.

As of June 27, more than 10 million people in the Philippines had already been immunized, with 2.5 million having received their full doses of the vaccine.

According to health authorities, a new form of the Delta coronavirus type is spreading quickly in a number of nations, including the United Kingdom, the United States, and India.

The latest variation of concern, which has garnered a considerable degree of worldwide media interest, is known as B.1.617.2.1, AY.1 or Delta Plus, and it is a variant of the Delta variant, which was originally discovered in India in February and has garnered substantial global media attention.

In the pagbabakuna, the PRC’s intelligence service is “tuloy-tuloy.” The PRC Bakuna Centers will continue to operate in order to make the immunization program more accessible to the general public. To assist the country in expediting the process, PRC has seven immunization facilities, according to Senator Richard Gordon, the head of the Public Relations Committee.

Gordon also stressed the significance of using a face mask and being tested on a regular basis.

Always use a face mask while you’re outside. The Public Health Agency of Canada is increasing immunization efforts and doing frequent testing so that we can distinguish between asymptomatic spreaders and healthy ones,” he said.

PRC, the nation’s top organization when it comes to Covid-19 testing, has completed more than 3.3 million tests, accounting for 23 percent of all tests completed across the country.

Gordon highlighted four of the most essential recommendations from Fareed Zakaria’s book “Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World” to limit the spread of the virus: social distance, wearing face masks, frequent handwashing, and regular testing — as being particularly effective in slowing the spread of the infection.

According to Gordon, these measures are particularly essential since the vast majority of Filipinos have not yet been immunized.

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