OCTA says that if the situation continues to improve, Metro Manila may only have 200 cases per day by the end of November. OCTA compares the situation from November 1-7, 2021 with use of the data collected from this time period.
According to Dr. Guido David of OctaResearch, nearly all the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) indicators namely: Average new cases per day, reprpduction number, daily attack rate, active cases, positivity rate, testing, hospital beds occupied, ICU beds occupied, and vaccination rate in Metro Manila are looking “better now” than it was at this time last year.
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 11) — Only 17% of Filipinos "truly approve" of the government's COVID-19 response, according to results of a nationwide survey released by OCTA Research on Thursday.
The figure is 13 percentage points lower than the approval rating in July.
Meanwhile, 33% said they "somewhat approve," down from 50% in July.
Willingness to get vaccinated OCTA's Tugon ng Masa poll also showed that 61% of Filipinos are willing to get vaccinated against COVID-19, down by 5 percentage points from four months ago.
More than a year into the pandemic, more Filipinos are now willing to get vaccinated against COVID-19, according to a survey released by the Octa Research group on Friday, October 22. The survey showed that 61% or 6 in 10 Filipinos were willing to get vaccinated against the deadly virus when asked during the polling period. However, the Octa Research survey also showed that 22% of adult Filipinos were not willing to be vaccinated during the survey period. The group noted that vaccine hesitancy was highest in the Visayas at 32%, followed by Balance Luzon at 24% and Mindanao at 19%. Vaccine hesitancy is lowest in the NCR (National Capital Region) at 5% the Octa team said.
With hesitancy still high in some segments of the population, experts urge the government to scale up its information drive to reduce the resistance of citizens towards vaccination.
While more than half of Filipinos are willing or have already been vaccinated against COVID-19, a survey conducted by the OCTA Research Group showed that hesitancy is higher among those identified in the lower socio-economic classes.
The survey, conducted from Sept. 11 to 16 with the results released on Friday, Oct. 22, showed that 29% of respondents belonging to class E and 22% of those in class D are not willing to get vaccinated.