Celebrities, netizens slam PAO chief Persida Acosta for measles outbreak and urges parents to vaccinate kids

Celebrities, netizens slam PAO chief Persida Acosta for measles outbreak and urges parents to vaccinate kids

  • Celebrities slam Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) chief Persida Acosta for “scaremongering” during her “politically-motivated investigations”
  • Did the Dengvaxia scare result in the measles outbreak?
  • People are blaming Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) chief Persida Acosta for the measles outbreak

Who knew there will be anti-vaxxers here in the Philippines? Unlike the United States though, our reason is entirely different. The Dengvaxia controversy back in 2017 triggered the mess we are facing now.

As of Wednesday, at least 55 children died of measles in the National Capital Region due to “low vaccine coverage because of the Dengvaxia scare” – a staggering 550 percent increase in measles cases from Jan. 1 to Feb. 6 this year.

People are blaming the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) chief Persida Acosta for “scaremongering” during her “politically-motivated investigations.”

Singer Leah Navarro slams the POA chief for her “unfounded claims.”

Along with Senator Risa Hontiveros, she also calls to the POA chief to resign her position as head.

https://twitter.com/PinoyAkoBlog/status/1092992532856823808

Musician Jim Paredes calls out to the POA Chief and party to admit their mistakes and do corrective measures. He also called out ABS-CBN about Noli De Castro and Ted Failon’s involvement in the controversy.

Daphne Oseña Paez expressed her concern to this controversy and called out parents to vaccinate their children.

Netizens react

https://twitter.com/jushislove/status/1093098322573709312

Faced with harsh criticism, because of her statement on Dengvaxia and vaccines in general, the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) chief defended herself by saying it’s the fault of the Department of Health.

She also rejected a call by opposition senator Risa Hontiveros that she resign for contributing to the erosion of public trust.

“She shouldn’t crucify me because it wasn’t my responsibility to distribute vaccines in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017,” Acosta said.

What is your reaction to this measles outbreak? Who is to blame? Post your reactions on the comment box down below and please leave a like and share.

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