Category Archives: Health & Medicine

McDonald’s Reacts To Study On Fecal Contamination Of Its Touchscreen Ordering Kiosks

6FE1D3B0-6AC7-406B-BD98-56A83B4ABE49CHICAGO, Illinois (The Adobo Chronicles, Chicago Bureau) – Touchscreens installed at McDonald’s branches in Britain have tested positive for fecal matter, a journalistic investigation has revealed.

Samples were taken by experts from machines at eight restaurants, including six in London and two in Birmingham.

Customers use the touchscreens to choose and pay for their food and then they pick up their order at the counter.

Paul Matawele, senior lecturer in microbiology at London Metropolitan University, which carried out the study in conjunction with, said he was surprised at how much gut and faecal bacteria were on the machines, concluding that many people did not wash their hands before they used them.

Reacting to the damaging report, McDonald’s has ordered all its franchises with touchscreen machines to immediately install water faucets next to the ordering kiosks. In addition, notices will be posted on the machines asking customers to wash their hands before ordering.

Swift action by the fast-food giant.


PAO Chief Persida Acosta Resigns!

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Public Attorney’s Office Chief Persida Acosta has been asked to resign her post by Opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros.  This, amid the controversy surrounding the deaths of more than 100 schoolchildren whom Acosta says died because of complications from the the Dengvaxia vaccine.

Hontiveros and others blame Acosta’s public advocacy on behalf of the Dengavaxia kids for the current outbreak of Measles in the country, saying that parents have refused to have their children vaccinated with the Measles vaccine because of the Dengvaxia scare.

Well, today, Acosta resigned!

She told The Adobo Chronicles she was resigned to the cluelessness of Hontiveros and the other critics. “Resigned na ako sa kabobohan ni Hontiveros and company.  Para lang may masabi,” Acosta said.

PCOO’s Andanar, DOH’s Duque On The Way Out?

B1CD622F-2629-44DA-816B-7E3D18EBC92BMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – It came straight from the horse’s mouth — the horse being Secretary Martin Andanar:  President Rodrigo Duterte is taking over the functions of the Presidential Communications Coordinating Office (PCOO) and the Department of Health (DOH).

Yesterday, Andanar proudly announced tht Duterte will help in the info drive on vaccination and that the government will fully enforce the immunization law.

Duterte’s move came in the wake of an outbreak in Measles in the National Capital Region and other areas of the country.  Many have said that the outbreak is the result of parents refusing to have their children vaccinated for fear of serious risks similar to what happened in the botched Dengvaxia vaccination program launched by the PNoy administration.  Some 800,000 schoolchildren were vaccinated with Dengvaxia.

The Adobo Chronicles reached out directly to Duterte — without the knowledge of Andanar and Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo — and he told us:

”Mga p*tang *nang mga yan.  Laki ng pasahod ko sa kanila pero di nila ginagawa yung dapat na trabaho nila. Nagpapalaki lang sila ng mga b—— (inaudible).”

Does this signal the possibility that both Andanar and DOH Secretary Francisco Duque are on their way out?