Expert disagrees with IATF decision to lift quarantine for fully vaxxed travelers

1/29/2022 6:30:00 PM

Expert disagrees with IATF decision to lift quarantine for fully vaxxed travelers

Tony Leachon, Covıd-19 Travel Protocols

Expert disagrees with IATF decision to lift quarantine for fully vaxxed travelers

A medical expert on Saturday disagreed with the government's decision to lift the facility-based quarantine requirement for foreign travelers and returning overseas Filipinos (ROFs) who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

the facility-based quarantine requirement for foreign travelers and returning overseas Filipinos (ROFs) who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In Dano Tingcungco's report on 24 Oras Weekend on Saturday, Dr. Tony Leachon said the new policy, which will take effect on February 1, could trigger superspreader events.

“In other countries na ganito ang ginagawa, nagpapacheck sila ng at least man lang rapid antigen test. Alam naman natin na kahit vaccinated individuals pwede ka pa rin magkaroon ng breakthrough infections,” said Leachon, a former adviser to the National Task Force Against COVID-19. 

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expert pagmumukha mo! yung mga taong grasa at mga baliw…bakit hindi nyo ma pull out sa mga lansangan kung talagang may covid matagal na silang namatay ni wala silang face mask! covid sakit ng mga rich kids wag nyo nga kami pinagloloko! bugok! What is a vaccine? For what? Is their a cure? If so where? The most deadly virus in this planet is us...

Experts? Really experts? We already knew from social media from Irish Scientists that Covid is melting & disappearing! Face mask, face shield, & lockdown were already disbanded. Dami talagang magaling sa pilipinas. May committee na, may expert pa. Hndi pa umalela si marits nyan.. hirap tlaga mentality na ganito. Kya hirap tyo sa pagunlad.

Called this old man out for pushing lockdown after lockdowns and he blocked me, After asking him to walk through manila and see the number of beggars and homeless for himself. Simple lang walang pera govt na. Tigil nyo na yan Leachon is irrelevant Dami na masyadong utang ang pilipinas dahil puro ayuda na lang…unaasa na lang ang public sa govt. paingtingin na lang ang pag babakuna and health care system and proper education about covid. Mag ingat na lang talaga tayong lahat.

Expert? Si Litson? Kelan pa? Napatalsik nga yan sa IATF eh. He wasnt a team player, just wanted to promote himself. Nagaambisyon ng higher position. Pa epal. Lahat na lang experts. Para saan pa yung 3 vaccines kung puro quaratine? Experts who own hotel chains.

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Who are these experts? Ang HIRAP nmn i-balanse ng public health at economy Even vaccinated can get covid. But hey, make rapid test kits readily available in PH. It could help a lot. But hopefully you'll distribute it for free and not make a profit out of it. ASYMPTOMATIC-VACCINATED peopl r WALKING around SPREADIN Covid VS UN-VACCINATED who'r SYMPTOMATIC & EASIER 2SPOT. GOVT shud Prioritiz TESTING & NOT VAX CARD CHECKS.Shud buy Tons of TEST KITS & Make testng CHEAP,QUIC & COMMONLY AVAILABL NAIA,Malls,Markets,PUV Terminals,Offices,etc

Lechon leche’s bitterness! It is about time to live with CoVid. Its J. CONCEPCION decision. No one can able to change. 200+ LANG na pasahero yung nasa PAL flight from CHINA nung Jan 2020 simple 2BAN China flights+CONTACT TRACING,kaso nag-DELAY 2ng HINAYUPAK na DUQUE kapal-mukha,SINISI pa ang PAL re Passenger CONTACT INFO na NABIGAY NA sa DOH.SUPER-STUPIDONG-ULOL si DUQUE kaya nagkaLECHECHE tayo

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There is no immunity provided by the vaccines according to the experts so what’s up with the discrimination against others? Read. No hypocrisy please. Should not! I am fully vaxxed and got covid twice fuckers! That’s why we’re last place…

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  In Dano Tingcungco's report on 24 Oras Weekend on Saturday, Dr. Tony Leachon said the new policy, which will take effect on February 1, could trigger superspreader events. PIXABAY / MANILA BULLETIN In his press briefing on Friday, Jan. “In other countries na ganito ang ginagawa, nagpapacheck sila ng at least man lang rapid antigen test. Kung wala kang testing, wala ka ring ia-isolate, wala ka ring iqua-quarantine (I hope we’ve strengthen the healthcare capacity fist. Alam naman natin na kahit vaccinated individuals pwede ka pa rin magkaroon ng breakthrough infections,” said Leachon, a former adviser to the National Task Force Against COVID-19. 1, 2022, and will apply to all inbound travelers regardless of their country of origin.  (In other countries that allow this, they conduct at least a rapid antigen test. Their respective LGUs are tasked to monitor arriving passengers who will undergo home quarantine.

We all know that even vaccinated individuals can still have breakthrough infections. Fully vaccinated travelers Fully vaccinated international arriving passengers must present a negative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test taken within 48 hours prior to their flight to the Philippines. 29.) “Yung OFW yan ay uuwi ng probinsya na mas mataas ang cases kesa sa NCR (National Capital Region) tapos mababa yung vaccination rate sila rin ang magkakasakit, the other one hindi rin tayo sure yung uuwi whether wala siyang tangay na sakit,” he added. (OFWs will go home to the provinces with higher cases of COVID-19 than in NCR. They are to report to their local government unit (LGU) upon the manifestation of symptoms. The vaccination rates in the provinces remain low, so they might still get sick. 1. The other thing is that we are not sure if the returning OFWs acquired the disease. They will be required to undergo facility quarantine and undergo another test on day 5.

) Leachon cited the incident involving Gwyneth Chua, a returning overseas Filipino from the United States who skipped hotel quarantine to attend a party and visit restaurants in Makati City last December.  She later tested positive for COVID-19. LGUs of destination are tasked to monitor the home quarantine of arriving passengers. Napaglaanan ba natin ng pondo? Nabigyan na ba natin [ng pondo] ang mga baranggay [upang] may maibigay sa mga locality? Are we really willing to do that? (Testing is important. Her fellow party-goers and some patrons and staff at a restaurant also tested positive for the disease. Before implementing the new policy, Leachon said the government should have set aside at least two weeks for an education campaign and other preparations. Under the new protocols issued by the IATF, international travelers and ROFs who are fully vaccinated must present a negative RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours prior to departure from the country of origin and must self-monitor for seven days from the date of arrival. “We need to put in place the medical safeguards and that’s actually emanating from testing first so we can isolate, trace, and prevent the virus spread in the locality,” he added.

Unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, or individuals whose vaccination status cannot be independently validated will have to present a negative RT-PCR test result taken within 48 hours before leaving their country of origin. They will also have to undergo facility-based quarantine until the release of their negative RT-PCR test taken on the fifth day. After this, they will have to undergo home quarantine until the 14th day, with the date of their arrival being the first day. “Napagkaisahan ng IATF (Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases) na luwagan, alam naman natin na dahil sa bakuna ay gumanda ang ating general conditions at kahit sa ibang bansa nakita naman na hindi na kailangan magpatest basta fully vaccinated and especially if boosted,” Health Undersecretary Myrna Cabotaje said. (The IATF has decided to loosen the restrictions because, thanks to vaccines, our general condition has improved, and it has been established in other countries that there is no need to be tested as long as you are completely vaccinated, especially if boosted.

) Cabotaje added this will also help open the country's doors for a faster economic recovery. The Bureau of Immigration said it was ready to implement the latest directive from the IATF. — Richa Noriega/VBL, GMA News .