29 June 2009
The number of Philippine Navy personnel infected by the H1N1 flu virus has gone up to 7 with 5 new additions today to the 2 officers infected during the weekend. This was the disclosure made by Armed Forces of the Philippines spokesman Col. Romeo Brawner.
More on this story in this Balitanghali report by Marisol Abdurahman courtesy of GMANews.tv:
Meanwhile, I looked at the DOH website and this is what I found as 4:20pm today, June 29, 2009, Monday (please click on the image to enlarge):
At first, I was wondering why no updates for June 27, June 28 and June 29 were indicated and then my son, Mark Justin, told me that the DOH announced on TV yesterday that they would start making weekly instead of daily updates of the number of H1N1 infections.
I believe that the public's right to know especially in this all-important issue of public health and the true state of H1N1 is far superior to every other consideration. We need a DOH that empowers us instead of treating us like a nation of 92 million impotent individuals.
I will repeat what I wrote here in another post — secrecy will not protect us from an unseen H1N1 viral enemy!
Sooner or later, we're going to pay a heavy price if we allow Dr. Francisco Duque III to play God over our lives!