Michael V. urged the public to get inoculated against the coronavirus, explaining that vaccines are still effective even when not perfect.
In a YouTube video, he shared his experience after getting a dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
“I would say parang gan’on (COVID-19). Masakit ‘yung katawan ko and gano’n din ‘yung nangyari sa doctor, anak at wife ko,” he said.
He acknowledged that some are still skeptical of the vaccines but that people shouldn’t worry about their effectiveness.
“Kami ng pamilya ko, alam namin na ang COVID vaccine ay hindi perpekto, pero epektibo. Alam namin pinag-aralan ‘yan ng mga qualified na mga tao.
“When I say qualified, ‘yung talagang marurunong, hindi ‘yung mga nakabasa lang ng kung anu-ano sa Internet.” he stressed.
The comedian doesn’t believe God can do it all when it comes to protecting against the disease because the Almighty can only provide “opportunities.”
“Kapag nag-pray ka kay Lord na kailangan mo ng pera, hindi siya bababa mula sa langit na may dalang wallet, ‘tapos tatanungin ka, ‘Ah, magkano ba kailangan mo?’”
“Kapag nag-pray ka sa Kanya to protect you from the virus, I believe that He will give you the opportunity na protektahan ang sarili mo.”
These opportunities he says are all about observing health precautions such as wearing face masks, face shields, washing hands, and taking a jab.
“Nandiyan na sa paligid mo ‘yung ipinagdarasal mo,” he stressed. “All you have to do is open your eyes, open your mind and acknowledge.”
Though it has yet to be determined whether current vaccines can fight against new coronavirus variants, some health experts still advocate for people to get protected.