Manila Bulletin writer Krizette Chu has called out Leni Robredo on Facebook for still pushing for “mass testing” until now, which the vice president has been doing for the last 2 years when even rich countries are already ditching it as a solution to the pandemic. [Link here]
Chu was apparently emboldened in light of the news article from South China Morning Post wherein medical experts from HongKong are dismissing mass testing, calling it unworkable for the city because of resource limitations and difficulties in imposing the full lockdown required for it to be effective. [SCMP]
Here how netizens react to Robredo’s proposal to conduct mass testing.
Baka ang gusto nya, i-test lahat ng Pilipino tapos isolate lahat ng positive. Ang problema, there are 110M Filipinos, give or take. RT-PCR test costs around 4k. That’s roughly 440B pesos in one go. That’s assuming achievable yung ganung klase ng mass testing at isolation strategy. That’s also assuming na hindi mahahawahan yung mga frontliners na maga-assist sa mga infected who, in turn, could spread the virus to others who previously tested negative. Tapos tuloy-tuloy lang din naman ang labas-pasok sa bansa ng mga tao. Kaya makakapasok at makakapasok ulit ang virus sa atin. Ibig sabihin paulit-ulit ang gobyerno gagastos ng ganun kalaki tapos wala rin namang mangyayari? So what’s the point? Magwaldas ng pera? Now imagine if she’s our president right now and that’s how she thinks.
its true mass testing will not work… i tested saturday result is negative, i tested sunday again its negative then monday i test again and its positive now im on isolation
Yun nga eh. Ewan ko ba yang mga timang na nagpipilit ng mass testing. Oh, sige. Itetest kayo tapos bawal lumabas ng bahay hangga’t may pandemya ha! Payag? At dahil inubos ang pondo sa testing kit, walang ayuda. Bahala kayo mamatay sa gutom kung wala kayong savings.At good luck sa hindi nakapag-stock ng food at di marunong magluto…bawal ang delivery.
Yan pinupush nila dati di ba? Yan raw solution. Ayan, halos karamihan vaccinated na pero bakit kahit vaccinated affected pa rin? Hindi abot ng mga honorary diploma ni Leni yung ganyang analogy. And she’s incompetent and it’s absurd that she’s running for presidency.
Here in Australia they don’t do mass testing as well.. the doctors or Covid alerts suggested not to test if your doctor didn’t suggest it. I’m still wondering where did she get this
You may read Chu’s FB post below now.
Leni Robredo, ikaw lang ang “mass testing” ng “mass testing.” Even other countries say it’s useless.
Two years na mass testing pa rin ang alam mo na solution?
Source: Krizette Chu