THERE are questions that need to be answered by the Food and Drugs Administration, by the Department of Health, and even by former President Noynoy Aquino, on the raging issue of Dengvaxia.
What, really, is the reason why they permitted the vaccination of young Filipino students with a drug whose effectiveness was as yet untested?
And what can they say about the gruesome possibility that, because the dreaded dengue virus had already been introduced in the bodies of your male students through the aforesaid drug, those children can lose their capability to sire children, based on a study abroad which said that a male child afflicted with the dengue virus can suffer erectile dysfunction?
Is it possible that the true objective in the inoculation of your male students with Dengvaxia was the deliberate removal of their ability to procreate or sire children? If this happens, would this not cause the end of the bloodline of native male Filipinos who are the ones truly exposed to dengue-bearing mosquitoes?
Truly disappointing is how I will describe the order of the Food and Drugs Administration of the Department of Health directing the cessation of the sale and distribution of Dengvaxia in the Philippines at this point. Indeed, this is a malady afflicting many agencies of government now: they will act only if the damage to the people and country had already been done.
We should not forget that even before the Noynoy Aquino government allowed the use of Dengvaxia as a supposed cure for dengue in the Philippines, many already expressed their opposition to it. The opposition came not only from well-meaning citizens but from doctors and medical practitioners as well, whose views were even fully publicized. But, the Food and Drugs Administration decided to be deaf and blind to all these, choosing not to act one way or the other.
The fact is that, FDA has not done anything good for the country during most of the time of its existence. It cannot be denied that, for as long as we can remember now, many food, medicine, and cosmetic products whose nature remains dubious and could not guarantee good health for our countrymen have been flooding the archipelago with utmost impunity.
I cannot convince myself to believe that the inaction of the FDA on illegal food products, drugs, and cosmetics, is due to inefficiency or lack of sufficient legal basis. As I see it, this inaction is traceable to one of two things: they are either motivated by profit from the sale and distribution of unlicensed products, or they have been under compulsion not to act at all for one reason or another by their superiors.
Now, this inaction of the agency has brought a grave threat on almost a million Filipino youngsters. The question here is this: can the officials in the agency still sleep at night knowing the dangers they have foisted upon our children who were once described as the hope of the country?
And can they still afford to feed their families with the salaries they are receiving from their negligence or deliberate fraud in the discharge of their duties and responsibilities, especially since the future of many Filipino children are now gravely compromised by what they have done? I think it would have been better if the children of these officials were the ones inoculated with Dengvaxia, so they will know the feeling of despair on the part of the parents of the afflicted children.
I have a question on the raging controversy that Sanofi, its maker, must clarify: Is it really possible that the young male students who were given the vaccine even if they were not previously infected with dengue could become impotent and therefore lose the capacity to sire children?
I did a little, yet random, research in Google about the effect of having dengue and it appears, based on a study, that a male child stricken with the illness contracts erectile dysfunction, disabling him from engaging in any sexual intercourse. Of course, if a man cannot engage in intercourse anymore, his wife could no longer get pregnant, effectively cutting off his bloodline.
Assuming that only about 50 percent of the 700,000 affected students are male, 350,000 is still a great number of children who can become impotent.
According to a study, children who will be afflicted with dengue will possibly contract erectile dysfunction, and therefore, possibly impotent.
Now, if the children who have no dengue yet will be injected with Dengvaxia and, as a result, would receive in themselves the dengue virus, they are also likely to suffer likewise the effects of having dengue, including that of erectile dysfunction. Indeed, this can become a more effective population control program.
This is the reason why, I strongly suggest, there is a need for Sanofi to clarify this issue quite urgently. Too, the investigations that would be carried out by certain sectors, particularly by the House of Representatives and the Senate, should endeavor to include Dengvaxia’s effects on the body and health of Filipinos.
Assuming that any crime was committed by the Aquino government in its payments amounting to more than P3 billion for Dengvaxia, this greatly pales in comparison with the misfortune befalling many Filipino children who will not be able to have their own children anymore because of the vaccine. Indeed, not only would these children be considered as having been castrated.
They would in fact be deprived of attaining the fullness of their manhood, if you know what I mean. This could even lead to madness or confusion of mind among the male students when they finally grow up. Imagine, this could create more mad Filipinos (“abnoys”), all because of what the government of Noynoy Aquino did.