Coronavirus: Filipinos stock up on oxygen tanks as hospitals creak under pressure of surging cases

Apr 6, 2021 | INVESTING

As hospitals in the Philippine capital reach capacity from a new surge of coronavirus cases, increasingly desperate Filipinos are stocking up on oxygen tanks and touting unapproved medications amid fears the health care system may collapse.Daily infections rose to a record last week in the Southeast Asian nation, where one in nearly five Covid-19 tests comes back positive and vaccination rates lag its neighbours.The Philippines is at risk of a “humanitarian crisis that will overwhelm the…

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