Comedian and COVID-19 survivor Donita Nose reacted to people who are barging into the queue for inoculation. He said that front liners should receive the vaccine first.
In the media conference for TV5’s upcoming videoke game show, Sing Galing, the comedian admitted that he doesn’t watch the news often because it reminds him of the experience going through COVID-19. Donita highlighted how difficult it was to be in an emergency room with hospitals at capacity.
“Di ko masyadong pinapanood yung news about sa COVID talaga. Ayaw ko kasing makarinig ng tumataas, maraming na-ospital. Kasi naranasan ko paano ma-ospital. Naranasan ko kung gaano kahirap sa loob ng emergency room ng wala kang kwartong mapupuntahan. Dahil sa sobrang dami ng pasyente.”
Donita then highlighted those front-liners should receive the vaccine first, responding to recent news of some people barging into the inoculation queue. The comedian highlighted that those front liners need protection when they tend to patients who have COVID-19.
“For me siguro talaga, as kailangan nating unahin, para sa akin wala sanang singitan. Unahin natin ‘yung mga frontliners. Kasi sila ‘yung unang haharap. Mas kailangan nila ng proteksyon kaysa sa mga taong talagang hindi pa masyadong haharap agad sa mga pasyente.”
Donita also pointed out that people fear vaccination because of the lack of information about the vaccines available.
“Yung vaccine na ‘yan, marami kasing, hati yung tao, may gustong magpavaccine, ‘yung iba hindi talaga. Hindi natin alam kasi kung ano ang magiging effect talaga. Kasi may ibang natatakot kapag may news na lumalabas na may vinaccine biglang, ‘wag naman sana, biglang nawala. ‘Yung mga ganon. ‘Di buo loob ng tao sa ganong bagay kasi hindi pa nila alam kung ano ang magiging epekto sa kanila.”
In July of last year, Donita tested positive for COVID-19. Fortunately, the comedian made a full recovery more than a month after hospitalization.
Donita joins Sing Galing, Ang Original Videoke Kantawanan ng Bansa as one of its Sing Masters. Sing Galing is a reboot of the multi-awarded Videoke game show from the ’90s hosted by Allan K and Ai-Ai De Las Alas. Right now, Sing Masters Randy Santiago and K Brosas breathe new life into the iconic program to the Filipino’s love for Karaoke alongside Juke Bosses, Rey Valera, Ronnie Liang, and Jessa Zaragoza. The show also caters to netizens, with Tiktok star Viral Zinger Zendee.
Sing Galing, Ang Original Videoke Kantawanan ng Bansa, airs on TV5 this April 5, 2021 at 6:30 PM.