We’ve recently heard the controversy regarding the Dengvaxia vaccine. Hailed as the world’s first vaccine against dengue, French pharmaceutical Sanofi Pasteur came up with the revolutionary vaccine.
Eventually, however, the manufacturer admitted that Dengvaxia may pose harmful effects. This is where a huge problem lies since over 700,000 children have already been vaccinated in the Philippines alone – and netizens are understandably outraged about it.
Now a Filipino father has recently surfaced, saying his daughter died of severe dengue after being given the said vaccine.
According to reports, Nelson De Guzman is seeking justice for the death of his daughter Christine Mae, a grade 5 student who was vaccinated with Dengvaxia and later died of severe dengue.
The father has since approached the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) to ask the Department of Justice (DOJ) for help in examining “the bodies of three children believed to have died due to the effects of Dengvaxia shots,” a report said.
In an interview, the father said someone should be held responsible for the program.
“Someone should really be held liable. My daughter would still alive if she wasn’t vaccinated,” lamented De Guzman.
A GMA news article further tells us Christine “had no history of dengue infection”. However, she eventually developed severe headache and fever. She passed away a day after she was rushed to the hospital. She received a Dengvaxia shot 6 months earlier.
De Guzman further said that they have documents proving their daughter has been vaccinated with Dengvaxia.
“We have her card.”
Now a year has passed since their daughter’s death and, so far, the family has not received any assistance from the health department or from the local government.
Meanwhile, Sanofi has clarified that Dengvaxia can only be beneficial in preventing dengue for those who already had serotypes virus in the past.
Moreover, the company defended that the vaccine “does not contain any viruses that can make people ill with dengue or severe dengue.”
The Department of Health has since halted its vaccination program and the Food and Drug Administration of the Philippines has ordered suspending Dengvaxia’s sale, distribution, and marketing. The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) is also conducting an investigation to determine who should be held accountable for putting the public’s lives in danger.
Bullies Who Drove Teen To Commit Suicide Are Now Tormenting Her Grieving Parents
The parents are now getting a taste of what their daughter had been through.
Bullying continues to be a serious issue for kids and teens, especially now that the Internet has become a tool that bullies can use. These bullies have somehow become even more heartless as they not only target their victims but also their parents. The Avilas can attest to that.
The Avilas had to deal with the difficulty of losing their 13-year-old girl, Rosalie, to bullies. The young girl had been made fun of for two years that one day she decided she had enough and attempted to take her own life. Frank and Charlene Avila of Loma Linda, California not only had to deal with the heartbreak of Rosalie's death, but are also facing the bullies themselves.
Rosalie hanged herself in her bedroom last week after suffering from bullying for years.
31 Migrants Eaten By Sharks During Rescue Operation In Libya
31 African migrants were reportedly eaten by sharks but experts believe it was just a cover up of abuse.
African people are experiencing all kinds of horrific deaths as they try to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe. The news from the past couple of days was all about tortures that human traffickers inflict on migrants, but now, Libyans account the new death toll to a shark attack.
Dozens of migrants reportedly died after being attacked by a herd of sharks while they were crossing the Mediterranean. Libyan navy rescuers said 31 people passed -18 of whom were children and women - away from the attack that happened between Africa and Italy, and 40 people are still missing.
31 desperate migrants died after their boat reportedly capsized in the Mediterranean.
Mysterious Wooden “Ghost Ship” with 8 Decomposed Human Bodies Washes Up in Japan
There are no reports of a missing Japanese wooden boat.
A mysterious wooden boat just washed ashore on a beach in Oga City, Akita Prefecture, northern Japan. Japan Coast Guard officials said they found eight partly-decomposed human bodies aboard the ship while they were conducting their investigation.
So far, the boat's origins and the bodies have not been identified. There were no fishing equipment of any sort found onboard, too. And the stranger thing is that no wooden boats have been reported missing in Japan at all. Forensic scientists and detectives are trying to find out more about what has been called a "ghost ship."
Only the dead bodies were recovered, and there were no survivors.
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