On news report that the Duterte government is open to the idea of re-using Dengvaxia vaccine amid the nationwide outbreak of dengue, ex-President Noynoy Aquino when sought for comment, welcomed the news, saying if its not doing harmful why not use it?”
When fearless Manila Bulletin writer and DDS blogger Krizette Laureta Chu heard of ex-President Noynoy Aquino’s statement, she did not waste a second and took to Facebook to rant versus the former President.
Chu remarked that this President (PNoy) still doesn’t get it.
Chu made that remark because she has this impression that ex-Pres. Noynoy Aquino is either clueless until now that dengvaxia is only effective when the subject has prior history of dengue infection and bad for children with no history of dengue infection or simply pretending to know nothing to escape culpability.
Chu said she no objection to Dengvaxia vaccine as long as the administration of the injection is under the guidance of the pediatricians or private doctors (not massive vaccination level) who know the history of their patients, as Dengvaxia is only for those who have already had prior dengue infection.
Chu hated the gall of ex-President Noynoy Aquino to use the efficacy of Dengvaxia to excuse himself from culpability.
You may read Krizette Chu’s full FB post below.
This ex-President really doesn’t get it.
“Kung walang naidudulot na masama bakit hindi gamitin?”
Kasi po, may naidudulot na masama sa mga taong tinurukan ninyo na hindi pa nagkaka dengue. Ang Dengvaxia ay mainam para sa na dengue na.
As I’ve been saying over and over, there is NOTHING WRONG with the drug Dengvaxia itself (I was in Marikina when they first vaccinated the first batch of what would be a massive 800,000 schoolchildren, I was in RITM when they first discussed it, and the ongoing trials were then being carried out in Cebu.) The reason I was obsessed with, and terrified of dengue (and praning) is that a loved one almost died from it in 2009 so I became really paranoid (until now, that’s why I get anxiety attacks because of the epidemic.)
Because of my obsession with dengue, I do advocacy work for it, including creating videos before, including mosquito repellent lotion and mosquito nets in my relief and rehab kits giveaways, and writing about dengue for an international dengue watch website. Yes I do channel my kapraningan into something solid.
I have been closely following Dengvaxia since its trial phases and there is nothing wrong with the vaccine. My paranoid self was grateful for that vaccine and I would attend all the talks when the executives came.
Ang hindi maintindihan ni Pnoy, or nagtatanga-tangahan lang sila ni Janet Garin, is that this vaccine should only be administered by pediatricians or private doctors (not massive vaccination level) who know the history of their patients, as Dengvaxia is only for those who have already had prior dengue infection.
This is how dengue USUALLY works: first infection, you’re going to get mild illness and you may never even know you got dengue.
Second infection: possible hemorrhagic infection because your body has already built antibodies and is fighting it, and so makes the disease more severe.
Dengvaxia makes the second infection MILDER. Which is why you should only get it if you’ve already gotten the first dengue infection.
If you get Dengvaxia na hindi ka pa na dengue, when you do get dengue, the virus in the vaccine will make it seem you already got dengue, so your second infection is going to be worse, which is why so many children may have (MAY HAVE) passed away because of the indiscriminate usage of Dengvaxia.
And this president, to excuse himself of his culpability in his indiscriminate vaccination, which he used 3 billion pesos for so close to 2016 election, and which Sanofi didn’t want to reimburse because apparently they didn’t get that money (Grabe ang corruption) will use Dengvaxia again as a way to end dengue epidemic.
Whether or not we use Dengvaxia again, this time with proper guidance by pediatricians, with lab tests done to check if patient already had prior infection, the fact remains:
THE GREED AND CARELESSNESS OF THE AQUINO ADMINISTRATION IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MANY DEATHS ASSOCIATED WITH DENGVAXIA AND FOR THE POOR RECEPTION OF A LIFESAVING VACCINE.
Kaya wag na wag magamit ni Pnoy yung efficacy ng Dengvaxia para lang magmukha syang walang kasalanan.
Uulitin ko para walang lusot: Pnoy is now pretending that Dengvaxia is effective, when we know it is, but for only a select people.
He did not do his due diligence. It is ONLY effective to those who have already had DENGUE. And so he still should be made accountable for the indiscriminate vaccination of 800,000 children.