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  1. filmguy

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    this is for all the expats who keep telling me the medical care here is as good as in the states. my wife needs some vaccinations for her medical regarding her visa. after being turned away at holy pay she went over to silliman only to find out they don't carry polio vaccine or influenza type b. keep in mind she has already had these as a child but has to redo them just for the documentation required. with a little more questions we come to find out that they might have them but want to save it for the children. why is that an option? now I have to figure out where to get these vaccinations. when the vaccination for this covid comes out you better get in line first.
     
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    Get in line to a vaccine that hasn't had any long term trials conducted? I'll pass.
     
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    That sums it up.

    Need to have enough people vaccinated to provide herd immunity but @Rye83 said it all - probably too rushed and so too risky. So (for those who know 'Dragons' Den') "I'm out".
     
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    Sir,
    I strongly recommend returning to your home country, if you can.
    The medical facilities here and training are beyond repair, It's just another , Chinese backed, money machine with no interest in human interest. The Hippocratic oath is a joke... ( First do no harm). The medical care here is not as good as the states, the UK or any other industrial country. Likely never be.
    Whoever these characters are who are telling you different , well it's likely they had a tooth extraction or similar. They Know nothing !!
    Sadly, very sadly my 7 year old son was taken into Silliman hospital last August. He was diagnosed with a chest infection. Their diagnosis was so wrong it is criminal . They, as usual, put him on antibiotics.
    Complete idiots, charlatans and fraudsters everyone of them.
    I was driving to the airport on my way to Manila, my wife called me and said he'd been RUSHED into ICU..
    I went straight to the so called hospital and within an hour watched my beloved son die an awful death.
    He had Type One diabetes , no insulin at hand but worst of all and every hospital on the planet does it, No blood/sugar test.
    Yes, we are suing. We have a lawyer in Manila because the lawyers in Dumaguete either haven't got the balls or the will be prone to bribery, etc.
    We caught the senior paediatric doctor sneaking through the back door, "Oh, what do you two want" ? Her damned arrogance was tangible, I soon knocked that out of her ( not physically). I told her that we are suing every person on duty , including her because she couldn't be found, probably moonlighting.

    They disgust me....

    Oh yeah, after killing my son I was charged 60,000 pesos. Small potatoes if he'd survived.
    I can't wait to get them in court
     
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    For those of us wary about having anything put into our body (e.g. a vaccine) without a high degree of certainty of the downsides (which could take years to show), I feel we may be pressurised by countries issuing some form of Vaccination Certificate (referred to by some as 'passports') and using it like the quarantine passes in allowing entry to shops, restaurants, bars etc only by showing the VC plus ID. Even possibly barring entry to some countries without having a VC - that would include re-entry for Visa runs.

    I can see a whole pile of things possibly coming along, including higher taxes, some capital controls, near 100% cashless transactions and perhaps vaccination being necessary, even if not forced in the physical sense.
     
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    No-one can read what you have written without feeling the most real, true and deepest sympathy for you, your wife and other family members.

    We cannot imagine what you have gone through and are still suffering now.

    The most important thing in your quest for answers and more, is to take care of yourselves. This is a very stressful time for you and you have to protect your feelings as you proceed.

    We can only give you our very best wishes and hope you find some form of satisfaction in your quest but understand why that will never be any real compensation to you.
     
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    And, as with most things here, it will probably be able to be gotten for a "price" without the vaccination. You will just have to "know a guy."
     
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    SAFER :smile:
     
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    Philippines had a polio outbreak in Oct. 2019. I got a notice from the US Embassy that Philippines possibly would require vaccination for polio for anyone here for more than four weeks before leaving the country. This was from a recommendation by the WHO. The Philippines didn't do it but they could have. Here is the WHO recommendation from the CDC page the embassy sent.
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    "Polio outbreaks have been reported in the following Asian countries (map):

    • Afghanistan
    • Burma (Myanmar)
    • China
    • Indonesia
    • Malaysia
    • Pakistan
    • Papua New Guinea
    • The Philippines
    The World Health Organization recommends that these countries require residents and long-term (4 weeks or more) visitors show proof of polio vaccination before leaving the country."
     
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    And polio is a disease I have been vaccinated against and, although I was too young at the time to even think about it, I would again accept that vaccine. It is NOW very well established. But read this "In 1954, clinical trials using the Salk vaccine and a placebo began on nearly two million American schoolchildren. In April 1955, it was announced that the vaccine was effective and safe, and a nationwide inoculation campaign began. Shortly thereafter, tragedy struck in the Western and mid-Western United States, when more than 200,000 people were injected with a defective vaccine manufactured at Cutter Laboratories of Berkeley, California. Thousands of polio cases were reported, 200 children were left paralyzed and 10 died." (Source: https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/salk-announces-polio-vaccine)

    If I had children I would certainly accept them being vaccinated with almost every vaccine currently recommended (after researching them again carefully) but the risks with a new (and hurried) vaccine against Covid-19 are too great for me to accept currently.
     
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