June 14, 2024

保健省「ワクチンパス」提案拒否

フィリピンのとあるビジネスグループは以前、ワクチン接種を2回済ませた人がレストランやその他の施設に長時間滞在することを可能にする特別許可証、「ワクチンパス」の発行を求めていました。

しかし保健省次官は記者会見で、その提案に従わないことを発表しました。理由は、ワクチンを接種したからといって感染を広げない保証がないからです。またワクチンはあくまで、重症者と入院数を減らすことしかできないと述べました。

「ワクチンパス」発行は、経済を少しでも刺激するという点では効果が見られるかもしれません。ビジネスグループからこの提案があったことからも、経済の逼迫が感じ取れます。しかし保健省の言うように、ワクチンに感染拡大を抑える効果があるわけではないので、収束のためには現実的ではなさそうです。またワクチンを接種したか否かで生活のに差が生じるのは国民のストレスを増大させることになるとも予想できます。

ワクチンの効果もあってなのか、フィリピンでは新規感染者数の「減少傾向」が確認されました。このまま収束に向かうことを期待します。

 

以下、ABS-CBN NEWSより

Can vaccinated people stay longer in public places? DOH rejects ‘vaccine pass’ proposals

MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday said it was not in favor of issuing “vaccine passes” to those who have received 2 doses of COVID-19 jabs.

A business group earlier pushed for the issuance of special permits that would allow fully vaccinated to people to stay longer in restaurants and other establishments despite health protocols and quarantine restrictions.

“Hindi po kami sang-ayon sa ganiyang pagpapalakad,” Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said in an online press conference.
(We are not amenable to that kind of policy.)

“Wala pa ho tayong sufficient evidence to say na ang isang tao with complete doses of vaccine already will have that kind of immunity already na hindi na siya nagkakasakit o makakahawa,” she said.

(We don’t have sufficient evidence to say that a person with complete doses of the vaccine will have that kind of immunity already wherein he or she will neither be infected nor be infectious.)
COVID-19 vaccine available globally are only capable of “reducing severe infections and hospitalization,” she said.

“As to preventing mild to moderate infections, hindi pa rin tayo nagbibigay ng assurance na ganiyan sa ating mga kababayan,” she said.

(As to preventing mild to moderate infections, we still cannot give that kind of assurance to our countrymen.)
The Philippines has eased quarantine restrictions in the capital region after the DOH observed a “downward trend” in the number of fresh COVID-19 cases in the country.

As of May 13, the Philippines reported 6,784 new COVID-19, pushing the country’s overall tally to 1,131,467.