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SPORTS 30 PHILIPPINE ASIAN NEWS TODAY March 1 - 15, 2018 RP News and More... Sanofi Pasteur ignored warning – US expert AN American expert on tropical diseases testified before the Senate on Tuesday that he warned anti-den- gue vaccine maker Sanofi on the health risks of using the Dengvaxia vaccine in 2016, bolstering the gov- ernment’s case against the French pharmaceutical giant and health of- ficials of the Aquino administration. Scott Halstead told the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee he even sent a video of Antonio Dans, a health expert, hoping that it could be pre- sented during a Blue Ribbon hearing that same year. Halstead said that Dengvaxia should not be administered to sero- negative individuals, or people who had never been infected with the dengue virus. Halstead, a dengue expert, said he published two articles in 2016 suggesting that blood tests should be conducted on recipients of Dengvaxia before the actual vaccine was given. This was because of the health risks Dengvaxia could bring to sero- negative individuals. “My contention was the vaccine is safe for seropositive but danger- ous for seronegative and you can dis- criminate between the two through test,” Halstead said. He dismissed the claims of Sano- fi that the vaccine would be safe for children 9 years old and above, not- ing that such declaration did not fit biology of the human species. Sanofi, he said, was aware of his study because the company re- sponded and even published an an- swer. “They (Sanofi) said that they did not think there is enough data. And the contention of Sanofi is that there are more people benefited than hurt,” Halstead said. “I was quite astonished and upset that this mass immunization is going forward,” he told the senators. He also said the press release of Sanofi on November 29 saying that the vaccine v2VffV7FfRFVG0vB&"FVwVRfV7F'W@֖vB6W6R&R6WfW&RF6V6PFW'v6Rv2&6VBFR&W7VB`FRFW7BFBRB7VvvW7FVBFR&VR&&&6֗GFVRffЦ6ǒVFVBG2V&rFFR2RЦ&ƖFVwf6G&fW'7GVW2ЦFBvVB&R&V6VFp6&vW2F&RfVBv7BW'60ffVBFRW726VFrf"ЦW"&W6FVB&VvV7&BखFW'fWrgFW"FRV&r6V&6&Bv&F6BRBW@FF67W72FRGFW"vFV&W'0bFR6֗GFVR'WBv2r@&V6VFr6&vW27V62FW"ЦVƖ7FbGWGVvƖvV6RBfЧFbFR&7W&VVBr( FVfFVǒ&GFB2ЧFrFFvFFR7VVBFRVЦGVR7FRFRv7FvRbWB&fRFR6WfW&RF@2&VVfƖ7FVB'FVF2'FPgV7G&W72BWW&V6Rp&Vrf6VB'W"VRv&P6VFVB( R6BvV6VBvvVB&R6VFVBFR&V6VЦFFf"FRfƖrb66W2'Bg&Vv&F6Bf&W"'VFvWB6V7&WF'f&V6&BBVFff62bFR&RЧfW2F֖7G&FVFVB'ЦWGFRv&vVB&R6VFVBFP&VR&&&&W'B6fv&R6FVBf"67"Ц766&FrFv&FFFpFBFR6( 2FW6&RF&VvvF3"fFRFRW6R`&W&W6VFFfW>( 6֗GFVRW2ЧF6R&6'VVBFV6ƗR7W&VR6W'B6VbW2ЧF6R&W&FW26W&V( F&VvWBFR&&&R6W6PV&w2F26֗GFVR2vFЦW&VB7Vff6VBWfFV6RF&fFPW2FRVFF&6V7WFRF066RFv&G2f7F'( 6B6֗BЧFVR6&&W&W6VFFfR&WЦFVƒFRVF6VBf6R6'W"Ч62&W&W6VFFfW2f6VFRfV6FV6V'֖"ЦVfgVVFV&VB7G&R&WfFf&FR6v&r&GF@v7&gBFR6֗GFVR&W'B@'F6W2bV6VBF26&R7V&֗GFVB&6BFFRRЦ'f"FVƖ&W&FB&f*rFR3vfFVBff"bfFr&&&R6W6RF&VfR6W&Vg&ff6R&RЦ&Gf"VFW"&Fff&;2FWWG7VW"wvVFǖv&6&W&W6VFFfW<*&FV&F6&R&V6F'&fW&RЦƖvW2"g&VFv&&"V&&F2f6VB7&6ЦvB&&6&VvRF6Rv67BVvЧFfRfFW2vW&R&W&W6VFFfW26P6&7FW"&VFRB&r66&FrF6֗GFVR6"ЦVƒFR&W&W6VFFfW2WFV"fFW2BFRV'WbЦV&Vf&RFrFRfFR6RVЦF'6W'2bFRV6VB6ЧBfVB'GG''vFW&vV@FV"fVrV&W'2FfFRff bfFr&&&R6W6RvW27G&W76VBFRV&w0fR&WfVVBVW&W277VW2@ǒvF6W&V( 27F2BFRЦ66226VbW7F6R'WBW"ЧFVBFFR6F2vV*v6&FVB6Ɩ6F"vVW&6R6ƖFFfRVv'&FRUrDRDtU"G"66GB7FVBFV26VF'2FBRB7VvvW7FV@FB&BFW7G2&R6GV7FVBW'62F&R7VFVBvFFVwf&V6W6RR&VƖWfVBFBFRf66Rv26fRf"F6RfVBF&R6W&6FfP'WBFvW&W2f"F6RvfRB&VVfV7FVB'FRFVwVRf'W2D%$"ETt"গG26Fv2FR&V6BW6V@FVwfFFRƗRvfW&ЦVBFW7FRFR&62v&FFVBGW&rFRV&pFBVv&&r6VG&W2Ч6B6v&RFBBW&66PFVwfvVBv2ffW&VBFFV( 6F2V2FBvRvW&P&V6W72( R6B&W6VBFRV&rvW&PVF6V7&WF'g&666GWVP7&BBf&W"VF6V7&WF'RЦǖV&GWVR6BR&WVW7FVBf"FPW6RbvfW&VBgVG26FBP6VBrFW'2BFVЦbSW'6W2F6W'fR27W'fVЦ6Rff6W'2vvVBv&V@662B6VFW2F&VwRЦ&ǒF"FR7FFRbFVwf&V6VG2GWVR6FVBFR&VB7&706WfW&&Vv2FV'&rЧFVFf7F2F&V7FǒF7F2आVFVFW'6V7&WF'V&VPF֖v6BFRVFFW'FV@v2rF6&&FRvFFPFW'FVBb66V6RBFV6ЦwFFWfV&VƖ&RWFB`6W&FW7Fr"bFWFW&֖rvWFЦW"FRFVBv2f'7BFRFVwVPFVBBV7BF&VRbFRB&W'FV@fFƗFW2vW&RG&6VBFFVwfЧFVvgW'FW"7GVFW2vW&RVVFVB66&FrF7GVG'FVg&ЧFRVfW'6GbFRƗW2@ƗRvVW&7F™FЧ&FDBƗR6w&W726֗GFVRfG26W6RFV66VbW7F6R6W&V66Rv7B6W&V( vW&RBBf"FRV6V@&6VVFw2&Vf&RW2vRvVB@&R&RFF66fW"FW6R֗6FVVG0BfFbrW&vRPrFfFRff"bFRG'WFW@W2W&f&W"67FGWFЦFFRbV7W&rFBFR6VbrЦ7G&FRW7B&RFR66VF&PBVfBFVBFRF&B'&6`vfW&VB( vW26Bf"2'B'&fFVBFRfBЦw2bFR6֗GFVRWBFVW2ЧFFR7&VF&ƗGbFR7W&VP6W'BBFR&ƗGb6VbW7F6PFf&ǒF7V6RW7F6R*( f'7B6FRVR7FG'W7@FR6VbW7F6RgFW"WfW'FpFB2&VV&WfVVBFRV&Ɩ0V&w36V6B6FR7W&VP6W'B7F6W'fR26Vv&GFB2FR7B&7FbG'WFW2ЧF6RBFV7&7vrF@B2FfFVB&WB&W"BW7@Vvǒ'WB6&6ǒƗFЦ6ǓF&B6G2'VƖw27F&PuurĕT4Uu5DD4Ц66WFVB'W"VR26RЧFVB7&VF&RB667FVBvfVFBF'GƖV2fR&VVv6VBV&Ɩ2f"F6VRV"B&VCFR7vW"FF6RVW7F20&W6VFr( R6BFR6֗GFVR'VƖrff"`&&&R6W6R2&&RbFRV6VBV&w2VB'FP6֗GFVR&VvrFR#r*&VfW"FRV&fV@FRFR676f6FbFW7FW0BF7VVG26&VBFRF&VRЦW"WV7WFfR6W76v6GvVV@FR76G&2WfVFb6W&RЦ2'BbW"Ɩ6F