See also CCP Virus.
It is my belief, based on personal experience, that too many doctors do not operate according to Primum non nocere*, being all too willing to medicate and cause harms based on weak or corrupt institutional guidelines and/or pricing measures, to ignore side effects (proven that at least 75% are never reported), etc. More like the Hippocritic Oath. I am glad to see it mentioned here.
Open letter from medical doctors and health professionals to all Belgian authorities and all Belgian media
September 5, 2020
Strengthening a prevention policy
The corona measures form a striking contrast to the minimal policy pursued by the government until now, when it comes to well-founded measures with proven health benefits such as the sugar tax, the ban on (e-)cigarettes and making healthy food, exercise and social support networks financially attractive and widely accessible. It is a missed opportunity for a better prevention policy that could have brought about a change in mentality in all sections of the population with clear results in terms of public health. At present, only 3% of the health care budget goes to prevention. 2
The Hippocratic Oath
As a doctor, we took the Hippocratic Oath:
“I will above all care for my patients, promote their health and alleviate their suffering”.
“I will inform my patients correctly.”
“Even under pressure, I will not use my medical knowledge for practices that are against humanity.”
The current measures force us to act against this oath. Other health professionals have a similar code.
The ‘primum non nocere’, which every doctor and health professional assumes, is also undermined by the current measures and by the prospect of the possible introduction of a generalised vaccine, which is not subject to extensive prior testing.
WIND: research shows that ample sleep is critical to vaccine efficacy. Sleep well for several days before and after!
I won’t be taking the vaccine, and I will discourage my family from doing so. This is the ONLY rational way to proceed, given our generally healthy status, and the always unknown risks of new vaccines.
* Primum non nocere is a Latin phrase that means "first, do no harm." Non-maleficence, which is derived from the maxim, is one of the principal precepts of bioethics that all students in healthcare are taught in school and is a fundamental principle throughout the world.