Hello, PIDS friends! Here's our #PIDSFactFriday for the week on the long-run total cost of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines.

A PIDS study estimated that the long-run total cost from productivity losses due to the direct and indirect health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines would amount to PHP 2.3 trillion. Indirect health impacts account for the majority of these costs.

Know more about the study titled “The Multifaceted Health Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic” here: https://www.pids.gov.ph/publications/7508.

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