Do we really need other measures to further contribute for our fertility rate to go to pot?

Blog post by Marica Micallef

According to an article by The Times of Malta, “the health authorities have shut down claims that COVID-19 vaccines cause infertility”.[1] Can I ask the health authorities on what claims and scientific studies can they shut down such claims?

Surely, they are not listening to what Dr Roger Hodkinson has to say on the matter. Dr Hodkinson is a pathologist by training, with a wealth of knowledge in infectious disease, virology and evidence-based medicine, who was educated at Cambridge University and University College Hospital Medical School in London, before moving to Canada in 1970 and training at the University of British Columbia. If health authorities are deciding to listen to one type of knowledgeable experts but ignore those like Dr Roger Hodkinson, it shows that there is a deep, big problem because it means that the authorities are not reading and listening to opposing views and then coming up with the best conclusion for the best of humanity.

According to an article in The Daily Expose, “Dr Roger Hodkinson says there is “sufficient evidence in the literature” to show the spike protein expresses in the placenta and the testes – and could kill unborn babies in current pregnancies and permanently stop men having children.” This shows that there is a danger for men (and likewise women) to become infertile after being vaccinated with Covid-19 vaccine.

Dr. Roger Hodkinson said: “I’m a serious evidence-based career pathologist who has done everything in pathology at national and provincial levels and I take evidence-based science very, very seriously. I’m not a conspiracy theorist, I’m not an anti-vaxxer, I’m none of the above. But when I see certain things in the literature that could – underlined – have serious potential long-term sequelae, I think it’s my duty to stand up and blow the whistle and say ‘hey, stop the train, have you seen this? It needs to be looked at. I hope it’s wrong but show me the data’.

“The data I’m talking about is well-described in the literature, that of the significant expression of the ACE 2 receptor in both the placenta and the testes. And more importantly, in the testes, it’s the cells that actually produce the spermatozoa, the precursors, called spermatogonia. Clearly, there is an excess of spike protein circulating as a result of an unexpected surge in some people who get the vaccine.”

“And that circulation takes the spike protein everywhere, including the placenta of women who happen to be pregnant at the time, which is a one-time hit for that particular pregnancy, probably not for subsequent ones. But there is also potential for a hit on the testes, which of course is not a one-time hit, it could be a permanent hit.”

“There have been disturbing reports, to be verified, of increased miscarriages following vaccination. I’m concerned about that for sure but I’m more concerned of the potential of male infertility which could be permanent. A lot of this is could, maybe etc, etc, it’s merely appropriate caution given the scientific literature.”[2]

An article in, covers an important study done by Lead Researcher Dr. Ranjith Ramasamy, a reproductive urologist at the University of Miami, who is investigating the possible effects of the Covid19 vaccine on male fertility. He found that the virus present in the vaccine is remaining in the testicles for up to six months, spurring his team to question the virus’ effect on sperm and reproduction.

“We’re evaluating the sperm parameters and quality before the vaccine and after the vaccine. Thus, they are asking study participants to have a fertility evaluation before receiving the vaccine.”[3]

What do the local Health Authorities have to say about all this? Are they conducting studies in this area to see whether the fertility of young Maltese has been adversely effected by the vaccine? What can be stated is that in Malta, the sperm count is known to be already low. Do we need other measures to bring it further down? Already, the Maltese ‘race’ is slowly going into extinction, due to the current extremely low birth rates. Do we really need other measures to further contribute for our fertility rate to go to pot?



[3] Study investigates effects of COVID-19 vaccine on male fertility (

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