The implementation of the no vax, no ride policy is to restrict the movement of the vaccine-free because of the belief that they carry and transmit the virus. Another narrative is, vaccine-free once infected with covid will eventually inundate the healthcare system.
However, based on the reports, some hospital administrators say 65–80% of hospital occupants are fully vaccinated, or most covid-19 hospitalized patients are vaccinated.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte stated in the news today, January 18, 2022: “The duty of government in a democracy is the greatest good for the greatest number. It means in a democracy, the majority prevails.”
And they have even extended their policies to air travel.
Do these people in the government, President Duterte included, think the unvaccinated individuals are mere threats to public health? That the vaccine-free ones carry the viral load with them?
We have dealt with this misconception in the FAQ published last January 17.
Maybe, the government, with the assistance of the Department of Health, should reconsider their policies, given Mandaluyong City has been reporting their covid cases and vaccination status since last year. Their record illustrates that majority of those who tested positive with COVID-19 are vaccinated.
- Mandaluyong City uses a new reporting strategy: Shows more vaccinated people getting symptomatic COVID
- Mandaluyong City Covid-19 Cases are Driven by Vaccinated
Mandaluyong mayor is the wife of Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Benjamin “Benhur” Abalos, Jr. The latter led the no vax, no ride policy, and restricting movements of the unvaccinated when in his own city, they know that what drives the covid cases are the vaccinated. Is it ethical to declare that vaccine-free citizens are hazardous to public health? They might have overlooked those who spread are those who are unrestrained.
And also, for whatever reason, Mandaluyong City public information office’s Facebook page has stopped publishing reports, as have seen in the links above, starting January 5, 2022, but their data on December until January 4 evidently demonstrated that it is still the vaccinated group that spurs the covid cases.
When Delta surge, data were already saying that vaccinated are the ones who are more capable of transmitting the virus.
- Research shows fully vaccinated individuals infected with COVID have become presymptomatic superspreaders
Again, the governments are restricting the movements of the unvaccinated because if they get infected, they might overwhelm the health care system. Senator Bong Go looked so tenacious with his statement: “Karamihan sa pinakagrabeng tinamaan at namamatay dahil sa COVID-19 ay hindi bakunado, ayon sa datos ng DOH (Majority of those severely hit and died because of COVID-19 were unvaccinated, according to the DOH data).”
Show us the data, then.
Let’s look at what is currently happening in the Philippines and the world.
Now, who overwhelms the hospitals? How can they give good service if they are short in manpower since some healthcare workers tested positive with COVID-19? We all know that front liners are priorities in the inoculation campaign.
How about the non-covid patients who also need immediate health care?
- Philippine Hospitals Inundated With Non-COVID Patients: Could These be the Adverse Effects of COVID Jabs?
Even United Nations has called for 100% inoculation to flatten the curve in the international community. UN Chief Antonio Guterres said: “If we fail to vaccinate every person, we give rise to new variants that spread across borders and bring daily life and economies to a grinding halt.”
Contrary to this, highly vaccinated countries have not exited the pandemic, and their covid cases and mortality are snowballing.
- Worldwide data from 185 nations prove that the highest death rates are in the most vaccinated countries; we are now in a pandemic of the vaccinated
Look at Gibraltar’s 122% vaccination rate,119% fully vaccinated, have they flattened the curve? No, and their covid cases are nowhere to plateau.
So, if we continue with the blame game, pointing fingers to the unvaccinated for spreading the virus and vaccine-free covid patients can overwhelm the healthcare system; this is totally a fallacy.
This makes all the restrictions unscientific, abusive, and unconstitutional.