Dads call for strict adherence to non-pharmaceutical interventions vs COVID-19


THE 19th City Council during its regular session Monday presided over by Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin V. Uy adopted a resolution urging the media influencers and social media, civil society organizations, religious leaders, the academe and barangay officials

to steadfastly campaign and promote strict adherence to non-pharmaceutical interventions to prevent COVID-19 infection especially to vaccine-hesitant individuals.

This after Councilor Ian Mark Q. Nacaya delivered his special report on the alarming rise of COVID-19 cases in the city.

He said that as vaccines have been applied and even with the City Council’s efforts on the preventive side, various scientific results on the study of vaccines must be relied upon as it had eliminated the viruses in the past pandemic.

“We cannot perfect the solutions but at least we can anticipate that we can minimize (the rate of infections) because the study produced in the pandemia in 1905, during the war in the 1940s and in 1970s have all shielded the community with the non-harmaceutical solutions. The generations after (the pandemic) came out to be strong and healthy and in fact rising of modern countries have already started at its own respective peaks because of the elimination of the viruses in the past. In other words, humankind had been successful in the fight against viruses,” Nacaya narrated.

The councilor maintained that the most effective solution to the problem is still the basic and fundamental defense offered by the non-pharmaceutical interventions as well-pronounced by the World Health Organization (WHO), Department of Health (DOH) and the local IATF.

“What’s alarming is that COVID 19 has already reached the variant B and C, more dangerous and risky to the community. But let’s return to the basic and fundamental defense because it has already come to our respective homes. These are the basics and we have to pronounce this again and again just to solve this problem,” Nacaya added.