The "Second Wave" Is Already Here And Nope, the Twitterverse Was Not Informed
The first wave happened in January, says health secretary Duque.
(SPOT.ph) Health Secretary Francisco Duque has hit us all with a revelation to end all revelations: The Philippines is currently on the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. "Actually nasa second wave tayo," said Duque in a virtual Senate hearing on May 20. This was his response to Senator Bong Revilla Jr. after the solon asked him what the nation's plan was should a second wave hit.
Duque did not clarify when the second one started, but he did note that the first one occurred, "Batay po ito sa ating mga batikang epidemiologist, na ang first wave natin happened sometime in January." This was when the first cases of Chinese nationals in the Philippines were reported. "'Yon po ay kinikilalang first wave. Maliit lang na wave," he was quoted as saying in an Inquirer.net report.
Unsurprisingly, the news came as a complete surprise to pretty much the rest of the nation. Twitter promptly lost it when reports broke; "Duque" and "second wave" are topping the trends as of writing. We don't really know what to do with the information but some Pinoys handled it with humor. We round up some of the funniest tweets we saw online:
An accurate visual representation.
No, really, what graph is he looking at?
Show us the data!
Is this the wave he was actually talking about?
We're not sure what the answer to this is.