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WHO Changes Vaccine Recommendations. DOH Philippines Importation of Donated COVAX Products on Hold. DOH Claims CDC Bill Will Not Bring in Medical Martial Law. Dowd on the Cost of Vaccines!
Migration of health care workers exaccerbating HCW shortage! Malnutrition, water security far more critical for population health than injecting every arm!
WHO: Low Risk Persons and Children Do Not Need Covid-19 Vaccines
The WHO has stated that low risk persons no longer need to take any covid-19 shots in the Omicron Era. My readers all know that children never did need these products! Maybe some of the die hard vaccine stalwarts will relax their jabmands! The photo used for the article dates back to November 2021! What? They can’t find any newer photos of people willing to sacrifice themselves?
DOH Still Can’t Import Donated Vaccines Due to Indemnification Clauses
Perhaps the WHO’s changing stance is good news for DOH which has had to admit that they still cannot legally import donated bivalent vaccines, with the end of the public health emergency. Maybe they can also admit these products are not needed.
That will be the day hell freezes over, given Vergeire as OIC, and her singled minded focus on vaccinations and apparently very little else!
Donated Covid-19 Vaccines require EUA. EUA is not possible given the expiry of the state of health emergency. Perhaps DOH cannot bring in any more donated vaccines, unless that have full regular authorization! Or unless the CDC Bill is approved and implemented without modification.
DOH Says the CDC Bill Won’t Result in Medical Martial Law
Vergiere has also formally responded, front page headline news in all major local papers that “the CDC Bill won’t lead to medical martial law”. This response and the exact wording means that the campaigning by the people against this bill is having effect!
Vergeire’s interview did nothing to reassure, as she spoke of increasing capacity of the DOH to respond to pandemics, using her interview to push the proposed CDC Bill.
She spoke of increasing surveillance, one of the major items that people opposing the bill are concerned with.
The article raises criticism of the unelected IATF which drove (and still drives) covid-19 measures.
One would almost think that the authors of such an article want to drive public opinion against the covid-19 measures!
No Updating of DOH Covid-19 Vaccine Tracker
The DOH is beleaguered. After some very questionable jumps in reported vaccine doses (around 27 million doses in just 6 days from 9 to 15 March 2023!?!), there have been no updates to their vaccine tracker for the past 2 weeks. Highly unusual. Prior updates were nearly daily!
The Cost of Covid-19 Vaccination
Cost of Covid-19 Vaccination and Pandemic Measures has been admirably and devastatingly covered by Edward Dowd and his consultancy company! Every dollar made by Pfizer and Moderna cost the US Economy $13. That doesn’t seem like a good deal at all. Now extend that to the entire world!
Missing Nurses / Health Care Professionals
Shortage of nurses and health care professionals making the news. The world is searching for health care professionals and Filipinos are high on the list. There are estimated to be about 28,000 physicians (approximately 1 doctor per 4000 persons) and a total of 188,000 health care professionals (1 per 600 persons) in the Philippines. Most health professionals are located in cities, with rural areas having less access to health care. Many hospitals outside of urban centers provide only very basic care.
Malnutrition Needing Attention, Making News
Malnutrition in the Philippines, leads to stunting and loss of human potential. Malnutrition results from multiple causes including lack of knowledge of what makes up a healthy diet combined with the lure of cheap ultra palatable, ultra processed foods (these factors can affect even the wealthy), lack of access to appropriate diet, and poverty which means that adequate diet and particularly adequate protein cannot be afforded.
Nutrition (and clean water) are both essential to health. Philippines is also facing a water crisis. A crisis of both clean water supply and sewage / wastewater treatment. There are very few treatment plants outside the largest municipal centers. Most other places rely on septic tanks, if they have any treatment at all.
There are far more basic, better and more important concerns for the Government to focus on than vaccinating the population with Covid-19 vaccines. Far more important things to spend money on.