By Manuel L. Morato
If indeed the vaccines will be sampled on our people before allowing us to buy the vaccine, may I suggest that the vaccines be tested on the prisoners? Other countries can do the same instead on experimenting on law-abiding and innocent citizens.
The pharmaceutical companies are anyway sure of their products. It’s not really putting the prisoners at risk. They are not looking for animals to test their products for the vaccines are supposed to be geared to save human lives. The prisoners can contribute to society for a change.
Spare the innocent people. Have no repeat of the Dengvaxia vaccines tested on the young, 4th grade students that caused death on many of them; and/or showed abnormal symptoms. Why start with them. That’s taking advantage of their innocence. Putting them in danger for these vaccines may have different reactions to different people for some might not be in the best of health, one way or another. Malnourishment on the part of the children may cause terrible consequences. One volunteer died in the U.S. of certain complications but it’s not being talked about now. I remember that lady in her 30s who voluntarily offered to be vaccinated on trial several months ago; and recently, just this week, 23 aged senior citizens were injected in a nursing home with Pfizer vaccines and all 23 died in the Netherland. The little time remaining in their lives were snapped off. Sad.
Let’s take a step backward. Can we experiment on these vaccines on the prisoners who committed some transgressions against the law? If it is not against our Constitution, or our law on human rights, why not make them serve their country for a change by voluntarily offering to be tested with the vaccine?
Bear in mind that the pharmaceutical companies have claimed that their products have reached 93 to 95% effectivity rate on their vaccines. On rats or on human beings? Most probably humans. That’s not putting the prisoners in great danger. If its rats they have tested them with, try again. That’s not sufficient to be completely sure that its totally harmless to human beings.
Now, the prisoners can be the frontliners for a change. They may get well by offering themselves. That’s part of their being detained for the crimes they have committed. And for that noble gesture, the government can probably consider some form of reward through partial commutation of punishment; or shortening their imprisonment. One month less, five months or three years of detainment can be commuted and deducted to their time of imprisonment.
Give it a thought. Those prisoners can serve the public well for a change. It’s a way to make amends to the people they have wronged. It’s the “Mea Culpa” part of their penance.
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