Tuesday, September 07, 2021

Covid 54, Boycott and discriminate Joey Concepcion businesses

I wrote this last August 30, 2021:

 See these pronouncements from a trying hard government bureaucrat:

(1) Creating a transport bubble for the fully vaccinated 
August 19, 2021 | 12:00am 

Yesterday, I met with Transportation Secretary Art Tugade to recommend the possible deployment of buses for fully-vaccinated individuals….  Currently, when fully-vaccinated individuals leave their homes, they commute alongside unvaccinated passengers, hence letting their guard down. With the regular buses, both the unvaccinated and the vaccinated are at risk to each other. We do not want a scenario wherein we just simply let the vaccinated individuals interact with those who are unvaccinated given the current threat from the Delta variant.

Again, we will not surpass this lockdown if unvaccinated individuals are given absolute liberty that they had during the pre-pandemic situation. They are the cause of increased transmissions and the best that we can do is to limit their mobility in the pandemic epicenter, which is Metro Manila. If we do not implement this, then there will be no way for us to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and lockdowns will just become a norm in our country.

(2) Metro buses only for the vaxxed? Palace adviser tackles idea with DOTr 
Mariejo Ramos  / 05:40 AM August 20, 2021 

Concepcion, who heads food and beverage company RFM Corp., said most of the company’s factory workers had already been vaccinated, allowing it to achieve what he called “micro-herd immunity” in their workplace.

(3) Business leaders want mandatory vaccination for employees 
By Jenina P. Ibañez     August 19, 2021 | 12:33 am 

Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Jose Ma. “Joey” Concepcion III said that most companies are able to persuade their employees to avail of the vaccines.

“The private sector has its own ways of persuading their employees. (There is) inconvenience, especially if you pinpoint that there will be less mobility eventually for the unvaccinated,” he said, noting that he has spoken to DoLE about this issue.

“I think it’s required — if you really want to achieve herd immunity… everybody has to be vaccinated,” he added.

(4) Concepcion rallies support for greater mobility for vaccinated 
Louella Desiderio  August 24, 2021 | 12:00am 

“This proposal to allow the fully vaccinated to enter business establishments I think is a way forward, not only to bring down the level of quarantine we have today, but hopefully will end all lockdowns in the future which, as you all know, has created a very difficult environment for all of us trying to run our respective businesses,” he said.

“Once 50 percent of Metro Manila population has been fully vaccinated, considering limiting the mobility of the unvaccinated can be the safer option to open the economy and protect everyone,” he said.

Really Joey, "the unvaccinated... are the cause of increased transmissions and the best that we can do is to limit their mobility"?

Wow, great crystal ball you consulted there. If your data is correct, explain this? More vaccination, more Covid transmission and cases, three very industrialized countries?

Now Joey because you are the #1 campaigner lobbyist for discrimination in this country, then you should be the #1 recipient of citizen discrimination too.

People, let us discriminate and BOYCOTT all of Joey Concepcion businesses. I got this meme from a friend, not sure if this is complete.

I know this is not a good situation, respeto na lang, Joey, walang pilitan. Not all people should be given vax due to their existing comorbidities, allergies, age, pregnancy, etc. There are also people who believe more in God-created natural immunity and not man/government/pharma-created artificial immunity. 

Wala na lang pilitan, Joey. Your citizen discrimination proposal will create more economic hardships to the unvaxxed. A boycott RFM and your other businesses will also create economic pain to your workers and stockholders. Learn to respect na lang, ok? Learn to shut up too.

IATF, DOH, OP, Congress -- you should never never entertain the idea of vax discrimination among the people. Otherwise you must accept taxpayers discrimination too. Unvaxxed and discriminated citizens should stop paying taxes (personal income, VAT, gasoline and electricity taxes,...) that pay for the salaries, travels, allowances, offices, perks of government people who will discriminate against them.

Thank you.

Bienvenido "Nonoy" Oplas, Jr.

Follow up, September 4, 2021:

SeeSee recent pronouncements from a new Malacanang bureaucrat while running several businesses: 

(1) Attaining fully vaccinated homes, workplaces — key to fully protected Phl 
September 2, 2021 | 12:00am 

"bakuna bubble encourages families and companies to try, at the very least, to achieve micro-herd immunity at their levels. Our homes are where micro-herd immunity should start. For example, my own bubble is my family: my wife, my children, and our kasambahays, as well as our extended family members. That bubble should aim to achieve 100 percent full vaccination...

"the unvaccinated may still be allowed entry to malls and other areas, but not in high-risk establishments where it is inevitable, for instance, to take off our masks, like in restaurants, spa, and gyms."

(2) Concepcion eyes pilot testing of ‘bakuna bubble’ 
Louella Desiderio   September 3, 2021 | 12:00am 

Under the proposed bubble, vaccinated individuals would be required to show their vaccine card, while the unvaccinated would have to present a negative antigen or RT-PCR (reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction) test before entering high-risk establishments such as restaurants, salons, coffee shops and gyms….

“The presence of the Delta variant has changed the game, but the key objectives of vaccines – preventing hospitalization, deaths and transmission – remain the same. Those fully vaccinated have a slimmer chance of contracting severe infections and that is for certain,” he added.

"Vaccines to prevent hospitalization, deaths and transmission" -- Joey, what crystal ball did you consult to make that statement? Even WHO Country Director for the PH would say you are not telling the truth.

You persist in your irrational discrimination policy between the vaxxed and unvaxxed people in the Philippines. Being the #1 lobbyist of discrimination, you and your companies should be the #1 target for discrimination and boycott by the people. No discrimination means that you must demand negative antigen or RT-PCR test to both vaxxed and unvaxxed people. There are many vaxxed people who are intelligent enough to disavow discrimination. 

Step back, Joey. Take a deep breath, learn to shut up, perhaps at least one or two days, and read other studies that are beyond your comfort zone.

See also several reports:

(1) Having SARS-CoV-2 once confers much greater immunity than a vaccine—but vaccination remains vital 

Israelis who had an infection were more protected against the Delta coronavirus variant than those who had an already highly effective COVID-19 vaccine

MEREDITH WADMAN   26 AUG 2021  8:00 PM 

the newly released data show people who once had a SARS-CoV-2 infection were much less likely than never-infected, vaccinated people to get Delta, develop symptoms from it, or become hospitalized with serious COVID-19.

(2) Comparing SARS-CoV-2 natural immunity to vaccine-induced immunity: reinfections versus breakthrough infections 

Sivan Gazit, MD MA*; Roei Shlezinger, BA; Galit Perez, MN MA; Roni Lotan, PhD; Asaf Peretz, MD; Amir Ben-Tov, MD1; Dani Cohen, PhD; Khitam Muhsen, PhD;  Gabriel Chodick, PhD MHA; Tal Patalon, MD.

*Corresponding author.

1 Kahn Sagol Maccabi (KSM) Research & Innovation Center, Maccabi Healthcare Services, Tel Aviv, 68125, Israel.
2 Maccabitech Institute for Research and Innovation, Maccabi Healthcare Services, Israel.
3 Internal Medicine COVID-19 Ward, Samson Assuta Ashdod University Hospital, Ashdod Israel.
4 Sackler Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel. 


We conducted a retrospective observational study comparing three groups: (1)SARSCoV-2-naïve individuals who received a two-dose regimen of the BioNTech/Pfizer mRNA BNT162b2 vaccine, (2)previously infected individuals who have not been vaccinated, and (3)previously infected and single dose vaccinated individuals. Three multivariate logistic regression models were applied. In all models we evaluated four outcomes: SARS-CoV-2 infection, symptomatic disease, COVID-19-related hospitalization and death. The follow-up period of June 1 to August 14, 2021, when the Delta variant was dominant in Israel.


SARS-CoV-2-naïve vaccinees had a 13.06-fold (95% CI, 8.08 to 21.11) increased risk for breakthrough infection with the Delta variant compared to those previously infected, when the first event (infection or vaccination) occurred during January and February of 2021. The increased risk was significant (P<0.001) for symptomatic disease as well. When allowing the infection to occur at any time before vaccination (from March 2020 to February 2021), evidence of waning natural immunity was demonstrated, though SARS-CoV-2 naïve vaccinees had a 5.96-fold.

(3) Nursing home goes into full lockdown after number of residents and staff test positive for Covid-19

All cases identified are among residents and staff who are fully vaccinated against the virus 
All necessary public health protocols are being taken

Liam Cosgrove   September 01 2021 02:12 PM 

(4) Israel: Highest infection rate in the world 
Swiss Policy Research, Sept. 2, 2021 

Israel is reporting the highest coronavirus infection rate in the world, showing that neither vaccine mandates nor “vaccine passports” are suitable means to limit or end the pandemic.

… covid vaccines are unable to reduce coronavirus infections and transmission, and they lose much of their effectiveness even against severe disease within a few months, a medical fact already known from influenza vaccines.

…double-vaccinated Israeli citizens will again be counted as ‘unvaccinated’ and will require a third dose. It may well be, however, that “booster shots” have in fact increased recent coronavirus infections (“post-vaccination spike”).

(5) Portugal, Sweden slap COVID entry ban on Israelis, including those vaccinated

New bans take effect, ironically, as Israel eases quarantine rules for returning travelers; Italy, Netherlands, Romania, Spain, Czech Republic bar unvaccinated Israelis


3 September 2021, 12:22 pmUpdated at 1:50 pm 

Though vaccination rates in Israel are among the world’s highest, Portugal and Sweden have their eyes on the elevated case numbers and aren’t making exceptions for Israelis who are vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19. The two countries only accept European Union vaccination certificates.

See also:
Covid 52, PLOS paper in 2015, Joe Rogan, and more stories on vax injuries, August 08, 2021 
Covid 53, More scientific studies on vax safety/non-safety, August 26, 2021 
Covid 54, Dr. Jody Dalmacion on vaccine, Ivermectin, other Covid treatments, August 29, 2021.

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