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'Worst Yet to Come' for COVID, 57% of Filipinos Say in SWS July Poll

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With most of the year spent under quarantine and with a vaccine still in development, a growing number of Filipinos believe that the "worst is yet to come" in the coronavirus crisis, Social Weather Stations said Tuesday.

Fifty-seven percent of 1,555 adults polled from July 3 to 6 said they believed the "worst is yet to come," higher than the 47% recorded in May. Also in July, 35% said the "worst is behind us" while 8% gave no reply.

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However, there have been many developments since the survey period in July. For 15 days in August, 23 million people in Metro Manila and surrounding areas endured 15 days of MECQ, the second-highest quarantine. September saw new cases start to go down and the government is projecting a flattening of the curve by the end of the month.

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 By region, those in Metro Manila replied "the worst is yet to come" the most. The capital of some 12 million people is the epicenter of the Philippines' COVID-19 outbreak.

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