Polio blame game: PAO chief lashes back at ‘trolls’

Donna Pazzibugan, Joiv Yee - Philippine Daily Inquirer 09/22/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Chief Public Attorney Persida Acosta is bristling at repeatedly being blamed for the reemergence of infectious diseases in the country and her voice can almost be heard in social media. “Trolls are out using…

Duque: Vaccine scare, ‘anti-vaxxers’ among causes of polio resurgence

Katrina Hallare - Inquirer.net 09/21/2019

MANILA, Philippines — One of the reasons for the re-emergence of polio in the country was due to the vaccine scare caused by the controversy on the use of dengue serum Dengvaxia, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III…

Well-off PH kids get Dengvaxia abroad

Jovic Yee - Inquirer.net 09/05/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Access to Dengvaxia has become a class marker of sorts in the Philippines. With the dengue vaccine banned in the country, well-off Filipino parents are sending their kids to neighboring Southeast Asian countries so…

As dengue rises, Palace open to Dengvaxia use

08/01/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Filipinos may not have seen the last of the controversial Dengvaxia vaccine yet. The Duterte administration is still open to allowing the use of the dengue vaccine again if experts agree to recommend it…

Hoax: Dengvaxia vaccine sells cheaper in India

Inquirer.net 11/08/2018

A social media post claiming that anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia was being sold in India for a cheaper price than in the Philippines is fake. This was the result of a verification and fact-checking made by Agence France…

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