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Vaccination against the Vaccination Evangelists
News reports say that the Centre has shut the gate on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on a critical national health mission. A possible conflict of interest, arising from the Foundation’s ‘ties’ with pharmaceutical companies, is one of the reasons. “All financial ties of the country’s apex immunisation advisory body, the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI), with the Gates Foundation have been cut off,” says a news report.
 
Nothing could have been better news for India’s future generations. Years ago, The Lancet, the leading medical journal of 185 years’ standing, made a detailed study of Bill Gates’ efforts in the health area and reported the results under the heading “Bill Gates—A Philanthropist or a Commercial Opportunist?” The conclusion was that he was the latter! 
 
“Gavi (the global vaccine alliance), which pushes the vaccine agenda in India, had to face the Indian press in 2012 which reported that some 47,500 children had been paralysed as a direct result of the polio vaccination campaign that had swept through their populous country. India’s National Polio Surveillance Project found that a sharp rise in the cases of non-polio paralysis correlated with areas where doses of oral polio vaccine were also increased. Worse, children afflicted with polio vaccine-derived non-polio paralysis were at more than twice the risk of dying than with wild polio infection,” wrote Aaron Dykes, Truthstream  Media, in 2013. 
 
In this connection, a recent issue of Time magazine caught my attention. The lengthy article was all about how President Trump’s policies on the ‘science’ of global warming and the ‘science’ of vaccination could kill this world and so on. Ever since Trump got elected, in fact, even long before that, the US media wanted him to be defeated; now to be defamed. Why do people spend so much effort and money to spread falsehoods and mystery in the name of science, to denigrate any effort to question the Western scientific establishment’s beliefs? 
 
Al Gore’s agenda of global warming, abetted and aided by some of our scientists, is another area that needs further scrutiny. What is wrong if President Trump does not believe in the establishment science? A humble and honest scientist should be happy that there is a healthy debate in the world. Debate is good for science.
 
Oral polio vaccine should not be given to malnourished children, as the vaccine virus will mutate in that child’s gut and become the deadly P2-P3 variant, to produce polio in other children, spreading from the vaccinated child’s excreta! This is now reported in medical textbooks, but that is what was done in our polio campaign, some years ago. When I expressed this view at that time, I was pressurised to change my opinion by the then government—which I did not do.
 
Western science is only an enterprise, illogical to the core. Science is change, with every new discovery. Any humble scientist not connected with the trillion-dollar business of science should welcome any war on science, as it gives him an opportunity to convince the world that his theory is either right or needs further refining. 
 
Science tells us that any germ infection provokes either permanent or short-lived full immunity against that particular germ infection. But there is no sound science which says that we could mimic that situation artificially by vaccination, however sophisticated that method. The establishment that has vested interest in the business of vaccination has produced enough ‘scientific’ studies, mostly epidemiological, to say that vaccinations work. To understand the dubiousness of those studies, one has only to see the wonderful work of John Ioannidis of Stanford University where he has shown that more than 95% of the establishment-funded medical science research cannot be trusted, vaccination studies included!
 
One very interesting feature in the US is that drugs and vaccines are directly advertised through the electronic media; the consumer can sue the drug company for any side-effect, but cannot sue the vaccine company for any vaccine damage! This is strange and smacks of vaccine companies’ pressure on the government.
 

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Pradeep Kumar M Sreedharan

2 months ago

Till 1950s, all drugs were mandated to be Pregnancy safe.
Then all companies paid Babus of the world and removed that clause
Hence all drugs that came out post 1950 is suspect.

Pradip Shah

5 months ago

I do believe in vaccination but only to a very limited extent. It should be limited to virus infections like small pox or others which have no cures. I was immunised at birth against small pox and have had a few booster shots in past 70 years. Did get infected by hepatitis, chickenpox, measles, typhoid, mumps, flu and what have you. Just a little care and own immune system took care of it each time. Haven't had the need to go to a doctor in may be past 25 years. Haven't suffered any kind of stomach ailment either. BTW I eat and drink every where. Haven't had any antibiotics either !

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Pradeep Kumar M Sreedharan

In Reply to Pradip Shah 2 months ago

Secondary Immunity

Ramesh Poapt

6 months ago

Great, Sirji!

Pradeep Kumar M Sreedharan

6 months ago

We the people don't follow the west, the decision makers are incentivised to follow the west.

Abhishek Kumar

7 months ago

This is not surprising , we follow west blindly , thinking they are right , but they all need to be questioned ?
Good article , hope to see more

Abhishek Kumar

7 months ago

This is not surprising , we follow west blindly , thinking they are right , but they all need to be questioned ?
Good article , hope to see more

Treasury chief's war chest being assembled as Britain prepares to leave EU
Britain's top treasury chief Philip Hammond is to unveil a $74 billion Brexit war chest when he outlines his government spending budget on Wednesday in the House of Commons.
 
Chancellor of the Exchequer Hammond aims to use his showpiece budget speech to members of parliament (MPs) to support Britain's resilience to any economic turbulence as the country withdraws from the European Union, Xinhua news agency reported.
 
The annual budget spells out Britain's spending and taxation policies for the coming year and is regarded as one of the key events in the parliamentary calendar.
 
As a trailer to his keynote speech, Hammond has outlined some of his aims in an article in London's Sunday Times newspaper.
 
In the article Hammond said it would be reckless to turn on the spending taps before Britain left the EU in 2019.
 
His speech will also be one of the last big parliamentary events before the Prime Minister triggers Article 50, the mechanism for officially declaring to Brussels that Britain is withdrawing from EU membership. Once Brussels is notified, it will start an irreversible two-year process to work out the future relationship between Britain and the remaining 27 EU member states.
 
Although May has pledged to trigger Article 50 by the end of March, she could start the process as early as the middle of the month.
 
Hammond said as Britain prepares to start negotiations to leave the EU and plans how to make the most of the opportunities that lie ahead, his budget will set out the next steps to create a stronger Britain, with an economy that works for everyone.
 
"The budget will be delivered against the backdrop of an economy that has shown itself to be remarkably resilient, confounding expectations with a robust performance during 2016. That performance gives us a strong base on which to build our plan for a truly global Britain," Xinhua news agency quoted Hammond as saying.
 
"Quiet satisfaction at the strong performance of our economy should not be mistaken for complacency. As we begin our negotiations with the EU, we are embarking on a new chapter in our history. We need to maintain our commitment to fiscal discipline and to strengthen our economic position as we forge our vision of Britain's future in the world," he added.
 
Responding to calls for huge spending sprees, Hammond described such an approach as "confused, reckless and unsustainable".
 
"As we leave the EU, we must forge our way in an ever more competitive world. And we must ensure that Britain remains at the forefront of innovation. We are already a centre of excellence in technology development, but we need to invest more in maintaining and enhancing our position." 
 
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How To Avoid Digital ID Issues
With millions of people being pushed into digital economy, there is urgent need to create awareness, not only among first-time users but also regulars, about safety and security issues in the virtual world. The most important issue for an individual in the virtual, or digital, world is to protect his/her identity (ID). But that is exactly what the new age thieves are looking out for. 
 
One’s presence on the Internet is established through an online ID, like an email ID or Facebook profile or Twitter handle. This is used to share information and also to perform transactions in cyberspace. However, you and I are not alone in this virtual world and there are some dangers similar to the ones in the physical world. The only difference is that when we lose something in the physical world, we can try to retrieve it in some way. But, if you lose any of your virtual IDs, the process to reclaim it is not just tedious; in some cases, it has the potential to wipe out your existence from the web. Identity theft can be used for making fraudulent transactions. 
 
However, Indians are yet to comprehend the huge risks posed by virtual ID. This explains why people have been easily lured to part with their biometrics on the pretence of the Aadhaar, for getting government benefits. So, how does one protect one’s personal ID? The primary responsibility for this lies with oneself. Therefore, in case of your virtual ID theft, most probably, you would be held responsible. 
 
So, how exactly does identity theft take place? It often happens when you fall for phishing, download malware or ransomware, use unsecured Wi-Fi, use an ATM which is compromised (through skimmer), fall for lottery scams and share passwords with others. I have given just a few examples
The problem in virtual ID theft is that you come to know of it only when you have been cheated. This may be monetary (withdrawal of money from ATM or siphoning money from your accounts) or virtual losses (derogatory posts under your name on social media). 
Here are some safeguards:
1. Use strong passwords, with at least eight or more characters. Preferred character length is 13. Use a non-dictionary word. Use a mix of upper and lower case characters and add special characters in between.
2. Transact only with companies or websites you know. Avoid clicking on ‘readymade’ links. Type the URL of the website and go to the desired page from there.
3. Many portals sell the information of users. So, do read their click-and-wrap agreements and privacy policies. Several social networking sites actually use or sell information (not personal data) about you to display advertising or other information they believe might be useful to you.
4. Share only the information that is required or mandatory to access or use the website.
5. Avoid providing details of your work life and place of living, while sharing photos. Sharing photos of your near and dear ones should be a strict no.
6. Remember not to post any adverse or negative comment. This is because, once written, this will remain in cyberspace as your history.
7. For digital payments, look out for that extra ‘s’ in the URL, like https. Also, look for the trusted security lock symbol.
8. Remember what your mother may have told you: Don’t talk to strangers! 
9. Verify emails and links you may get through them. In case of doubt regarding a link, refer to point 2 above.
10. Regularly update software and the anti-virus of your devices, including Desktop/laptop and mobile.
11. Change the ATM PIN frequently. And do not share it with anyone. That applies to all your passwords.
12. If, In spite of all this, you have been snared, go to the police.

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