Celebs slam PAO for measles outbreak, urge vaccination

After the Department of Health (DOH) declared a measles outbreak, celebrities have made their voices heard for the health of Filipino children. The DOH said there has been a 550 percent increase in measles cases from Jan. 1 to Feb. 6 this year compared to the same period last year. At least 55 deaths were recorded in Manila since January. Some pointed fingers at a government agency which may have led to the vaccination scare. "You can thank the fear-mongering of Persida Acosta et al for this measles surge," said singer Leah Navarro. "She began it by making unfounded claims re: Dengvaxia and worsened things by doubting the effectiveness of vaccinations in general. Echoed by radi...

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