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‘This really seems to indicate flattening.’ — Dr. Edsel Salvana

Dr. Edsel Salvana said that the Philippine COVID-19 situation “seems to indicate flattening”.

  • Netizens and frontliners criticized his statement.

Dr. Edsel Salvana has been active on Twitter recently because of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. He has been some netizens’ source of information when it comes to the virus and how to contain it.

But recently, one of his tweets raised questions as he claimed that the situation in the country “seems to indicate flattening” even though mass testing has yet to be done.

“This is encouraging and points to a real effect of ECQ. An extension is an option, but the hardest hit will need a lot of support.”

Netizens commented that one cannot write a conclusion before even completing a data collection.

A doctor named Aileen Dualan said that it’s too early to tell if the Philippines is really flattening the curve.

Another one asked the doctor about the number of tests done each day.

Here are other reactions of netizens:

One country that has truly flattened the curve is South Korea. The country’s foreign minister Kang Kyung Wha said that mass testing is important to prevent deaths. The World Health Organization (WHO) has commended the country for doing the right health measures to prevent the further spreading of the deadly virus.

The key! Ito ang dahilan kung bakit nasolusyunan ng South Korea ang COVID-19… ❤️

Posted by LionhearTV on Friday, April 3, 2020

This is not the first time that Dr. Salvana has posted the wrong information or premature claims.

In February, Salvana tweeted a message saying that the country has already contained the virus. He even arrogantly said, “We saved your butt. You’re welcome.”

Meanwhile, in another tweet, he implied frustration over the rising cases of COVID-19 while slamming lawyers and media people.

As of writing, there have been 104 new cases of COVID-19 in a day which totals to 3764.

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