Lacson, Romualdez Developed Immunity To Coronavirus Following Vaccination
LACSON, ROMUALDEZ DEVELOPED IMMUNITY – According to Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III, both Senator Panfilo Lacson and House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez are immune from the coronavirus.
Furthermore, Sotto explained that the reason for this was due to the two individuals getting vaccinations from COVID-19. During an interview with radio station DWIZ, Sotto was questioned regarding if he’d be one of the first to get the vaccine when it becomes available.
As a reply, Sotto said: “Meron ngang ganun eh. Si Senator Lacson ang tapang, immunized na ‘yan eh. Nagpa-injection na ‘yun eh“…
Nauna na ‘yun, matapang ‘yun eh, tsaka si Martin Romualdez
Moreover, the interviewers asked Sotto what vaccine did the two get. According to Sotto, he doesn’t know the specifics. However, he had a rough idea that it was “Pfizer’s” vaccine candidate that the two lawmakers took.
Additionally, Sotto said Lacson hasn’t had any side effects following his vaccination. “Wala, he’s now like he’s 30 years old eh. Tapos tawag dito, bihira na nga mag-mask eh. Dati nakita mo ‘yun naka-mask, naka-face shield, di ba? Ngayon pag nakaupo lang dun, wala nang mask eh“, Sotto stated.
Currently, Pfizer and Moderna are leading the race to developing a vaccine for the new coronavirus, COVID-19. Based on their latest clinical trials, both Moderna and Pfizer show a promising 95% success rate.
However, worldwide distribution of the vaccine, especially to middle-income countries such as the Philippines, could take longer than expected. Analyst forecasted that high-earning countries such as the UK and the US would be the first to grab the vaccine.
Moreover, Pfizer’s projected production of the vaccine only comes at around 1.3 billion in 2021. Experts believe that this number wouldn’t be enough to distribute globally.