The following article was written by Alexis Roman and was published by The Philippine Star last May 19, 2021. It features a series of statements by President Rodrigo Duterte concerning individuals who refuse to take the COVID vaccine.
Here are some of those statements:
- Pres. Duterte said that the government will not force the vaccine on anyone, but he adds, “I hope if you do not want to be vaccinated, do not leave your house so you won’t infect other people because you will really get infected”.
- “If you do not want it [COVID vaccine] if you are brought to the hospital and if you die, you would go straight to the morgue. Nobody is allowed to enter the morgue if someone dies of COVID…no wakes, everything is prohibited”.
- “If you do not follow [protocols], and there is another resurgence because of new variants, I would be forced to impose a lockdown, maybe stricter this time because we do not know these variants. They have to be studied first then they will work on the vaccines. With how long, we do not know”.
Editor’s Note: We realize that Duterte simply wants to take care of the people of this country. But if he continues to be amazingly ignorant of the science of COVID-19 control and prevention, then we’d rather not be protected by Duterte. We would most likely end up dead if he forces these kinds of totally dumb positions. It is bereft of science.
We know that these are unusually strong words coming from the editorial team of this website. However, his policies are killing thousands and in the end, his mad rush to vaccinate 70 million Filipinos will kill millions. We cannot just stand here and allow this to happen. And so we have to use really strong words to condemn his intentions.
Earlier, he invited citizens to get angry with him if he mandates some really ridiculous policies. So now, we are following his orders. We are getting angry at his stupidity.
For one, how does he know that anyone who does not take the vaccine will be infected for sure? His statement comes from a false belief that the vaccines will prevent infection and transmission. It only shows his ignorance to the nature of the current COVID vaccines and the numerous breakthrough cases happening around the world today [See CDC: 5,800 fully vaccinated Americans have contracted COVID-19, 74 dead. The data on breakthrough cases from this article has already increased]. Also, does the president know that not everyone can actually take this vaccine? [Read COVID ‘vaccine failure’ more likely if you have a weakened immune system] Did he think that these COVID vaccines are like Biogesic? (For those unfamiliar with the drug, Biogesic is a standard medicine in the Philippines which is taken to ease fever and simple aches).
Second, we wonder whether the President is aware of the low mortality rate for COVID-19 [see CDC updates planning scenarios, shows IFR lower than flu]. Is he aware that the majority of people who contract the disease recover fully? [Read Study: 95% of former COVID patients suffer no irreversible damage]. Does he know that our immune system is capable of protecting us from future variants of SARS-CoV-2? [Read New study: T-cells induced by COVID infection can respond to new SARS-CoV-2 variants and Our immune system evolves to fight coronavirus variants]. Does he know that if only he lifted his lockdowns early, our COVID problem would have been resolved in just six weeks? [Read Dr. Knut Wittkowski: Lockdowns are creating a new epidemic]. Does he know that social distancing has no scientific basis and masking makes no impact on infection control? [Read New MIT study challenges scientific basis for social distancing policies, Former FDA chief says social distancing not based on clear science, Debunking the CDC study on mask mandates, Danish mask study now published: Masks do not reduce SARS-CoV-2 infection]. Is he aware that some of these “protocols” he espouses are dangerous? [Read German Neurologist: Oxygen deprivation due to face masks cause permanent neurological damage]. Does the President know that zero COVID is impossible? [Read Dr. Anthony Fauci: You cannot eradicate the coronavirus] Is he aware that the best long terms solution for COVID is to reach endemicity? [See New study shows the path towards endemic COVID]?
Is the President trying to program us into accepting never-ending lockdowns due to new variants? [As long as we utilize the faulty RT-PCR test, this will keep happening, see Faulty COVID-19 tests: Why prisoners love their jailers and never-ending lockdowns].
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