June 14, 2024

ワクチンの効果、秋に現れるか

フィリピン政府関係者によると、ワクチン接種が順調に進めば、今から約5ヵ月後の11月頃までにコロナウイルス感染者数が減少すると見込んでいることが明らかになりました。

コロナウイルス対策本部の責任者によれば、感染者数の多い地域の住民のほとんどはそれまでに予防接種を受け終わる予定だそうです。また同責任者は、マニラ首都圏のような大都市の大多数がワクチンを接種すれば、10月か11月には、患者数の減少が期待できると語ります。

5ヶ月後というのが早いのか遅いのかはさておき、感染収束の目処がある程度たてば経済復興の計画も立てやすくなります。しかしコロナウイルスの厄介なところは予測不可能なところです。変異種の脅威も拭いきれません。ワクチンの効果も含めて、慎重な予測が求められます。

以下、ABS-CBN NEWSより

Philippines may see COVID-19 vaccination impact in October or November: official

The Philippines is expected to see fewer COVID-19 cases due to its vaccination drive by October or November, about 5 months from now, an official leading the inoculation strategy said on Thursday.

Most of residents in areas with the worst coronavirus outbreaks would have been vaccinated by then, said Carlito Galvez Jr, head of the National Task Force against COVID-19.

“Once na nabakunahan natin majority ng mga affected na tinatawag nating highly urbanized cities like Metro Manila, ‘pag nakuha natin ‘yan siguro by October or November, nakikita natin iyong epekto niya, na talagang bababa ang kaso,” he said in a press briefing.

(Once majority of highly urbanized cities like Metro Manila area vaccinated, if we get that October or November, we will see the effect, that cases will drop.)

“Asahan po natin na ‘pag dumami ang bakuna at maraming nababakunahan ay bababa po ang ating mga nahahawa ng COVID-19,” added Palace spokesman Harry Roque.

(Let’s expect that once vaccines and those vaccinated increase, the number of those infected with COVID-19 will go down.)
The Philippines has received 3.025 million COVID-19 shots. It aims to vaccinate up to 70 million people or two-thirds of its population this year.