Some 11 concerned medical doctors have written a letter, addressed to the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo to as a matter of urgency put on hold the nationwide covid vaccination exercise going on all over the country.
According to the doctors, per the studies conducted so far, the risks associated with these vaccines are much more than the potential benefits to be derived, thus if there’s any at all.
In their petition dated Monday, January 10, 2022, the doctors, who call themselves Concerned Ghanaian Doctors, cited how the UK and Israel are still battling with the virus despite the high vaccination rate of their respective populations.
“These countries have very high vaccination rates, currently deploying booster programs, yet they are struggling to get the virus under control especially with these new variants,” the doctors observed in the jointly-signed petition.
“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 endpoint when these vaccines do not stop infection or the spread of Covid-19? Is this financially feasible for us as a nation?”
They contended that the case fatality rate is not as high as anticipated especially given the fact that not many citizens are testing.
For them, the vaccines becoming a mandate is only a ploy by some pharmaceutical companies to rake in profits.
“If it 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 demonizing 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.
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.”
The doctors named in the petition are; Dr. Timothy Oblijah Armah, Dr. Bismark Opoku-Asare, Dr. Faisal Adjei, Dr. William Ghunney, Dr. Bernard Boateng Adjei, Dr. Doreen Oye Agyei, Dr. Michael Agyemang-Wiredu, Dr. Richard Fayah, and Dr. Sedem Cyril Klinogoh. The rest of these doctors are; Dr. Phil Dowuona and Dr. Emmanuel Awuttey.