Reposting here the latest statement of the Concerned Doctors and Citizens of the Philippines (CDC PH).
For a growing number of Filipinos, this pandemic has uncovered not just a disease from a virus but a cancer in the very fabric of our society. We are greatly disturbed to find a palpable bias by social media platforms, health institutions, some health experts and government health regulators against the array of means and medications with great potential for prevention and cure of COVID-19. Many of these are cheap, readily available, safe and effective measures against respiratory diseases like COVID-19. For many months now our health authorities have either ignored or advised against the use of the Essential Medicine Ivermectin, Vitamins C and D, exposure to sunlight, exercise, focused protection of the elderly and vulnerable, limited testing and symptoms-based diagnosis.
In lieu of common sense and standard medical practices mankind has followed in decades past, Filipinos today are being forced to adhere to rules that are often ineffective and costly with some even having been proven to be extremely damaging. These include city- or region-wide lockdowns and closures of our businesses, irrational and pointless quarantines of OFWs and other travelers, the scientifically baseless confinement of our children and the shuttering of their schools, the mandatory use of face shields which leave users prone to accidents, and the reliance on the notoriously inaccurate high cycle RT-PCR for diagnosis and screening.
This oppressive and unprecedented response to this health crisis is wholly undemocratic and clearly motivated by greed. As though our human rights have not been violated enough, immoral and unconstitutional legislation is now pending in Congress that would force experimental vaccines on every Filipino -- children included -- while a few power-mad lawmakers appear to be seeking to guarantee nothing but discrimination against Filipinos who have the inalienable God-given right to choose whose medical advice to take and whose not to trust.
It is time to end this nightmare. It is time to act now to take back our lives for the sake of our children and grandchildren, the elderly and our economy. Filipinos must come together today to defend our rights and liberties, not just as patients but as law-abiding and tax-paying citizens whose lives and livelihoods have already been ruined over the last 15 months by the rudderless and incoherent management of the Department of Health. It is time for our people to demand that the President replace the Secretary of Health and the Director General of the FDA with responsible public officials who will remember that they are in their positions to serve the free and sovereign Filipino people, not to call us names, treat us like children or tell us how to run our lives. We have suffered their arrogance long enough. Our OFWs have suffered their callousness enough. Our children have suffered their incompetence, shortsightedness and possible corruption enough. God help the Philippines!
The Concerned Doctors and Citizens of the Philippines
May 20, 2021
Covid 36, CDC PH new website, FB disabled-restored again the group page, May 13, 2021
Covid 37, Facebook deletion of CDC PH page, Doc Iggy at Congress Committee hearing, May 18, 2021
Covid 38, Dr. Agbayani debunks Dr. Salvana vax pushing, May 23, 2021.