Letter From Manila

Relief, unease as Filipinos start living with Covid-19

People attending mass on Ash Wednesday at Baclaran Church, in Paranaque City, Metro Manila, on March 2, 2022. PHOTO: REUTERS/LISA MARIE DAVID
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MANILA - We knew it was coming: the "new normal".

For weeks, new infections had been hovering below 600. Half of the hospital beds were unused, and thousands were getting vaccinated every day.

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