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Halt COVID-19 vaccines rollout -Doctors to Nana Addo

Some 11 Ghanaian doctors have written to the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo, to issue a directive in order to halt the Covid-19 vaccine rollout. 

According to their petition signed on January 10, 2022, Dr Timothy Oblijah Armah, Dr Bismark Opoku-Asare, Dr Faisal Adjei, Dr William Ghunney, Dr Bernard Boateng Adjei, Doreen Oye Agyei, Dr Michael Agyemang-Wiredu, Dr Richard Fayah, Dr Sedem Cyril Klinogoh, Phil Dowuona and Dr Emmanuel Awuttey, the risks associated with these vaccines outweigh the potential benefit per the data studied so far.

Moving on, they cited how the UK and Israel are still battling with the virus despite a high vaccination rate of their respective populations.

“These countries have very high vaccination rates, currently deploying booster programmes, yet they are struggling to get the virus under control especially with these new variants,” the  petition stated.

“Assuming as a country we are to vaccinate more than 50% of our population, are we going to continue with perpetual boosters every 3 to 6 months in an attempt to maintain vaccine induced immunity for this disease? Where then is the end point when these vaccines do not stop infection or the spread of Covid-19? Is this financially feasible for us as a nation?”

They however added that, If there is safe, effective, affordable, freely available early treatment for Covid-19, then vaccines are no longer a priority.

“If there is safe, effective, affordable, freely available early treatment for Covid-19, vaccines are no longer a priority. “It doesn’t take a genius to recognize the financial benefit of pharmaceutical companies in demonizing potential early, effective treatments”.

“If these medications do work, that’s wonderful in the human race’s fight against Covid-19. However, they are practicably placebos if they don’t work. Why the suppression and demonising of these early treatments then, if the concern is health. “Considering all these, wouldn’t it be prudent to pause and ask ourselves whether these novel vaccines are necessary in the first place,” they quizzed.

They added that, for them, Ghana, and for that matter Africa, must lead the way in the fight against Covid-19.

“All the relevant metrics show that Ghana and Africa at large have done better than most of the world with respect to the pandemic even before the advent of these vaccines. “It is possible the rest of the world are rather to learn from us.”

Source: 3 News

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