Health workers attend to a man faking an adverse reaction to a vaccine during a practice drill at a hospital in Metro Manila on Thursday. The Philippines has struggled to make a start on its inoculation programme. Photo: EPA-EFE Health workers attend to a man faking an adverse reaction to a vaccine during a practice drill at a hospital in Metro Manila on Thursday. The Philippines has struggled to make a start on its inoculation programme. Photo: EPA-EFE
Health workers attend to a man faking an adverse reaction to a vaccine during a practice drill at a hospital in Metro Manila on Thursday. The Philippines has struggled to make a start on its inoculation programme. Photo: EPA-EFE

Analysis |
‘Late and slow motion’: where the Philippines’ pandemic response went wrong

  • With more than half a million cases and nearing 12,000 deaths, the country’s approach to curbing Covid-19 has been marked by missteps and confusion
  • Former officials blame the sluggish roll-out of testing, tracing and quarantine protocols. President Rodrigo Duterte’s lack of leadership hasn’t helped either

Topic |   Coronavirus Philippines
Health workers attend to a man faking an adverse reaction to a vaccine during a practice drill at a hospital in Metro Manila on Thursday. The Philippines has struggled to make a start on its inoculation programme. Photo: EPA-EFE Health workers attend to a man faking an adverse reaction to a vaccine during a practice drill at a hospital in Metro Manila on Thursday. The Philippines has struggled to make a start on its inoculation programme. Photo: EPA-EFE
Health workers attend to a man faking an adverse reaction to a vaccine during a practice drill at a hospital in Metro Manila on Thursday. The Philippines has struggled to make a start on its inoculation programme. Photo: EPA-EFE
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