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Stella Quimbo says half of COVID-19 cases in PH undetected

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Stella Quimbo called the novel coronavirus ” vicious and mysterious.”

The top economist turned Marikina congresswoman crunched the math just to show authorities how deflated the country’s official COVID-19 case count was. She claimed that nearly 50 percent of cases are not being detected without mass testing, which explains why the local death rate is much higher than the mortality rate globally.

The politiko has been lobbying for mass testing. Will authorities finally listen?