MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – One of the big questions now confronting ex-President NoyNoy Aquino and his administration’s Department of Health is since school children vaccinated with the unfit vaccine, Dengvaxia, were not pre-screened for prior Dengue infection or for pre-existing conditions like autoimmune disease.
Current information now points to the fact that Dengvaxia vaccination for those who have not had a prior Dengue infection, as good as for those with autoimmune illness shouldn’t have happened but pre-screening.
Sanofi has certified that Dengvaxia could means critical effects for those who have not had Dengue previously. Also, since Dengvaxia is a ‘live’ (attenuated) vaccine, it could bring about serious, inauspicious affects for those with autoimmune disorders like lupus, HIV/AIDS or even rheumatoid arthritis.
The Adobo Chronicles caught up with Aquino at his chateau in Quezon City as he was enjoying a cigarette in his front yard, and we asked him for his comment.
Aquino pronounced that he stands by his decision to have certified the Dengue vaccination program, observant he did it in ‘good faith.’
‘All the while, we suspicion that pre-screening meant pre-election, and so we certified the launch of the vaccination program in time for the May 2016 elections to safeguard the feat of the Liberal Party. No one told me about the need to pre-screen children for seropositivity for Dengue or for autoimmune disease.”
Now we know.