Michael V. to those who refuse COVID-19 vaccines: ‘Open your eyes’
Michael V. reminded the public to get their jabs against the coronavirus, noting that while vaccines are not perfect, they are still effective.
The comedian talked about his experience in getting his AstraZeneca jab through a YouTube vlog last Saturday, Aug. 14. He tracked his response to the vaccine for four days and compared it to how he felt when he caught the virus last year.
“I would say parang gano’n (COVID-19). Masakit ‘yung katawan ko and gano’n din ‘yung nangyari sa doctor, anak at wife ko,” he said, noting that the symptoms went away after a few days. (I would say it is like COVID-19. My body ached and the same thing happened to my doctor, my child and my wife.)
Michael V. then addressed those who doubt COVID-19 vaccines, telling them that different beliefs on it have to be respected. However, he added that the public should not worry about the efficacy of the jabs.
“Kami ng pamilya ko, alam namin na ang COVID vaccine ay hindi perpekto, pero epektibo. Alam namin pinag-aralan ‘yan ng mga qualified na mga tao,” he told fans. “When I say qualified, ‘yung talagang marurunong, hindi ‘yung mga nakabasa lang ng kung anu-ano sa internet.”
(My family knows that the COVID-19 vaccines are not perfect, but effective. We know that it was studied by qualified individuals. When I say qualified, I mean people who really know [about vaccines], not those who just read whatever is on the internet.)
Michael V. also believes praying to be protected against COVID-19 is not enough, as God only gives people “opportunities” to be shielded from the disease.
“Kapag nag-pray ka kay Lord na kailangan mo ng pera, hindi siya bababa mula sa langit na may dalang wallet, ‘tapos tatanungin ka, ‘Ah, magkano ba kailangan mo?'” he said. “Kapag nag-pray ka sa Kanya to protect you from the virus, I believe that He will give you the opportunity na protektahan ang sarili mo.”
(When you pray to the Lord that you need money, he doesn’t come down from heaven with a wallet and will ask you “How much do you need?” If you pray to him to protect you from the virus, I believe he will give you the opportunity to protect yourself.)
For him, these “opportunities” come with wearing face masks, face shields, washing hands and getting vaccinated.
“Nandiyan na sa paligid mo ‘yung ipinagdarasal mo,” he stressed. “All you have to do is open your eyes, open your mind and acknowledge.”
(Everything you’ve been praying for is in front of you. All you have to do is open your eyes, open your mind and acknowledge.)
Scientists have stated that COVID-19 vaccines are still effective even amidst the emerging variants of the novel coronavirus. JB
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