Feb 21, 2021 @ 14:01
Public enemy #1: Persida Acosta blamed for COVID vaccine hesitancy
Public Attorney’s Office Persida Acosta is being crucified on social media for the Dengvaxia panic, the effects of which spilled over to the COVID-19 crisis as Filipinos are now hesitant to take vaccines.
Netizens blamed the panic-inducing strategy of Acosta for the refusal of thousands of Pinoys to take the shots, which would allow the country to return to normal as soon as possible after a year of lockdowns.
“Persida Acosta spread unfounded claims about the dengue vaccine, undermining the faith of Filipinos in vaccination and making regulators and vaccine manufacturers alike wary of immunization programs,” professor Gideon Lasco said. “She must be held accountable for the damage she has done to public health.”
Persida Acosta spread unfounded claims about the dengue vaccine, undermining the faith of Filipinos in vaccination and making regulators and vaccine manufacturers alike wary of immunization programs.
She must be held accountable for the damage she has done to public health.
— Gideon Lasco (@gideonlasco) February 18, 2021
I wonder why? Maybe Persida Acosta can answer. https://t.co/MCbnoOpcM8
— Martin Bravo (@MartinBravoMD) February 14, 2021
Others blamed the media for an equally horrible responsibility.
Ayan! Kasalanan ni Persida at administration na ito. With the help of those media personnel (they know who they are). https://t.co/1qYisVwmKD
— Gina A. Policarpio (@gapolicarpio) February 19, 2021
“Dapat kina Acosta et al. ipakulong dahil gina** ang immunization program ng Pilipinas,” user @MaamSyj added.
Only the China-made vaccines would enter our shores bec the non-China makers have been made wary by Persida et al.’s dengvaxia hysteria. Nanyo talaga. Dapat kina Acosta et al. ipakulong dahil ginago ang immunization program ng Pilipinas.
— Ma’amSyj🇵🇭 (@MaamSyj) February 19, 2021
No thanks to Persida, Noli, and the whole Dengvaxia hysteria gang which ruined our immunization program. Add to this is the insistence on sinovac by this regime . https://t.co/WXAAQlgSY1
— Ma’amSyj🇵🇭 (@MaamSyj) February 15, 2021