Experts are discouraging the public against even small social gatherings, because there is a high possibility that they can be superspreader events especially for unvaccinated people.
EVEN small-group gatherings can become potential superspreader events, health experts warned following a rise in the number of reported Covid-19 Delta variant cases.
During today’s “Laging Handa” briefing, two members of the OCTA Research Team warned the public against dining out and engaging in social gatherings.
"Let us avoid social gatherings, dining out, because there is a high possibility that you can be infected with the virus especially when you are not yet vaccinated," Prof. Ranjit Rye said.
"Once the vaccine is available, get vaccinated because this is really the long term solution to the Covid-19 problem," Rye added.
Dr. Guido David also echoed Rye, saying that prevention is key amid the limited vaccine supply.
"We are in a race against the Delta variant. 20 percent of our population are fully vaccinated, and we need 40 to 50 percent fully vaccinated for population protection,” Guido said.
"We will not meet that population protection until around September or October before herd immunity by the end of the year," Guido added.
As of July 26, the Department of Health has reported 119 cases of the more transmissible Delta variant. (ONT)
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