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Poor Asian, African, and Latin American Children Targeted by Gates and Others with Questionable Vaccines*

Poor Asian, African, and Latin American Children Targeted by Gates and Others with Questionable Vaccines*


The Indian Journal of Medical Ethics (IJME) recently accused the WHO of promoting Pentavalent vaccine

“by stating falsely that no adverse event following immunization (AEFI) has ever been reported with the vaccine.”

Now India’s Department of Health Research is providing a glimpse of how the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, GAVI Alliance and other pharmaceutically-funded philanthropies target vulnerable children in poor countries for vaccines they cannot consent to.

In a report to the India Parliament, healthcare experts led by Committee Chair Shri Amar Singh reported last week that thousands of mostly illiterate families and adolescent children in the impoverished Khammam district of Andhra Pradesh were targeted without consent by the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH) in vaccine trials for the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV).

Reportedly funded by The Gates Foundation, the experiments provided for no investigations or reporting of known adverse drug reactions like anaphylaxis, syncope, convulsions, asthma, central demyelinating diseases, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, Idiopathic Thrombopenia, Purpura, etc. According to the report, functionaries were

 “worried of bad publicity in case of side effects” and PATH provided for no urgent expert medical attention in case of serious adverse events whether known or unexpected.

The trials were conducted in the name of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), the official government program “to give it respectability and official endorsement.”

From the Report:

The Committee finds the entire matter very intriguing and fishy. The choice of countries and population groups; the monopolistic nature, at that point of time, of the product being pushed; the unlimited market potential and opportunities in the universal immunization progammes of the respective countries are all pointers to a well-planned scheme to commercially exploit a situation. Had PATH been successful in getting the HPV vaccine included in the universal immunization programme of the concerned countries, this would have generated windfall profit for the manufacturer(s) by way of automatic sale, year after year, without any promotional or marketing expenses. It is well known that once introduced into the immunization programme it becomes politically impossible to stop any vaccination. To achieve this end effortlessly without going through the arduous and strictly regulated route of clinical trials, PATH resorted to an element of subterfuge by calling the clinical trials as “Observational Studies” or “Demonstration Project” and various such expressions. Thus, the interest, safety and wellbeing of subjects were completely jeopardized by PATH by using self-determined and self-servicing nomenclature which is not only highly deplorable but a serious breach of law of the land. The Committee is not aware about the strategy followed by PATH in the remaining three countries viz. Uganda, Vietnam and Peru. The Government should take up the matter with the Governments of these countries through diplomatic channels to know the truth of the matter and take appropriate necessary action, accordingly. The Committee would also like to be apprised of the responses of these countries in the matter.

GAVI and The Polio Vaccine Push

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is the World’s most powerful charity. It is funded to the tune of $34.6 in addition to $30 from the investments from Warren Buffet. In 2000, the foundation founded the Global Fund for Childrens Vaccines (GAVI). It is an international collaboration among the Rockefeller foundation, Governments, the World Bank, WHO, International Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers, Vaccine Makers and UNICEF.

GAVI is also funded by governments in Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Republic of Korea, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States, the European Commission, as well as private and corporate partners such as Absolute Return for Kids, Anglo American plc., The Childrens Investment Fund Foundation, Comic Relief, Dutch Postcode Lottery, His Highness Sheikh Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, JP Morgan, la Caixa Foundation, LDS Charities and Vodafone.

A government inquiry was launched in 2011 has found that polio vaccines for infants funded by the Global Alliance for Vaccination and Immunisation are causing deaths and disabilities in regional countries including Pakistan. The report on The Express Tribune also suggested suspending the mass polio campaign, including the administration of pentavalent vaccines until an inquiry finds these vaccines safe for children. There is now evidence that polio paralysis has also been a very common yet discreetly hidden side effect associated with polio vaccines.

How Vaccination Works in India

India does not have a well-defined vaccine policy. It has a National Immunisation Programme, under which it conducts an Expanded Programme of Immunisation (EPI). Twenty-five million children are born every year in India. That is a vast vaccine market, far bigger than many countries put together. Only about 53% of the children born in India are vaccinated. This means about 11 million children in India become part of the targeted group for vaccination.

Also, only about 40% of the children are born in medical institutions. Here, there is a process laid down for vaccination. A whopping 60% of annual Indian births, or 15 million, are in homes or anywhere else. Most of them, in the villages and backwaters of India, are not likely to get vaccinated. Eighty-five percent of all vaccination in India is done by the government. The private sector accounts for the other 15%.

In early April of this year, an Indian Manufacturer cut the price of the childhood vaccine by 30 percent.

The journal has also questioned the very rationale for introducing Hib vaccination in India where the incidence of Hib disease is very low. The editorial estimates that vaccinating 25 million babies could at best save 350 children from Hib meningitis and Hib pneumonia but “3125 children will die from vaccine adverse effects.”

The journal warns that when countries like Bhutan and Vietnam have taken action, it is imperative that India acts to protect the lives of its children. “To trivialize all these deaths as coincidental is hiding the real picture.”


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Paedophile Scandal Leads to Improved Regulations at Last*

Paedophile Scandal Leads to Improved Regulations at Last*

By Eddie Pells

The above photo was taken on Oct. 9, 2012, when former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, was sentenced in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania  to 30 years in prison, for child sexual abuse scandal that brought shame to the US state, and brought about coach Joe Paterno’s downfall.

Since then Mississippi, administrators passed a rule stating that nobody 18+ could have one-on-one contact with a minor.

In Kansas, they rewrote the language in their bylaws stating, in no uncertain terms, that any employee who didn’t comply with rules about reporting sex crimes could be fired.

To keep better tabs on who comes and goes from its campus, Stanford started running all its kids camps in-house instead of letting coaches run them independently.

And Southern California brought in none other than Louis Freeh, the former FBI director who wrote the report on the failings at Penn State, to brief top brass on what good policies and rules should look like.

In all, 55 of 69 BCS football schools — 79.7% of those playing at the highest level in college — either reviewed or strengthened their policies regarding minors on campus in the wake of the case involving Jerry Sandusky, an Associated Press review found.

“The conversation started the minute the Penn State situation was made public,” said Mississippi associate athletic director Lynnette Johnson, who called the 18-and-over policy the lynchpin of the changes at their campus in Oxford, Mississippi.

“We’ve been looking at our policies for quite some time and we wanted to build something that’s comprehensive, manageable and can actually be enforced.”

While schools were rewriting their rules, no fewer than 32 state governments were also reviewing their statutes, with at least 18 of those adopting new laws, most of them adding university employees and volunteers to the list of those required to report child sex abuse.

In November 2011, Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant coach, was arrested on 40 child sexual abuse counts. Additional counts were included in December, and some were dropped at the start of his trial. In the end, he was convicted on 45 of those counts and is serving a prison term of 30 to 60 years. Within days of his arrest, coach Joe Paterno was fired and the school president, Graham Spanier, was forced out.

A July 2012 report authored by Freeh detailed the flaws at Penn State and offered recommendations for change at the university. Penn State established a “Progress” website detailing the multiple changes it is making in response to the scandal and the report.

But Penn State was hardly the only school that performed an unflinching review of its policies.

The AP canvassed the 69 schools in the BCS conferences in 2012, along with Notre Dame, and found that, in addition to the 55 that said they reviewed or changed their rules in response to the Sandusky case, another 12 had recently done that work in response to a push from the U.S. Department of Education, or because of incidents that occurred on their own campuses or laws passed in their states.

“We didn’t want to be in a position where we could say it couldn’t happen here,” said Mark Land, spokesman at Indiana University, one of the universities that reviewed and beefed up its policies.

“Penn State is a great university and does great things, and it happened there, so we felt like if we didn’t learn something from Penn State, that was on us.”

Two schools, Oklahoma and South Carolina, reported no action: South Carolina sent AP a copy of its sexual-harassment policy, last revised in 2010; Oklahoma said its policies are under constant scrutiny, though events elsewhere don’t trigger changes.

Not that rules can prevent everything. Before the scandal at Penn State, the university had a long list of rules on the books that were in line with what existed at other schools. Despite that, the Freeh Report noted that 234 of 735 coaches paid to work at summer sports camps in 2009 didn’t have their required background checks completed before their camp began.

David Finkelhor of the University of New Hampshire’s Crimes Against Children Research Center said anecdotes like that help explain why new policies and laws are important, but maybe not as important as the light shed on the issue of child sex abuse because of the Sandusky case.

“I don’t think the problem at Penn State was that they didn’t have enough rules, or that they didn’t have a mandatory law that required this reporting,” Finkelhor said.

“I think the problem was that they didn’t have a higher level of awareness about the problem itself and they thought they could kind of get away with the way they were handling it.”

In searching the states, AP reporters across the country checked databases from the last two years of legislation. The AP also referred to the National Conference of State Legislatures, which has tracked Sandusky-related bills.

In Florida, the Legislature passed what many are calling the most expansive reporting law in the country. It includes fines of up to $1 million on any university whose administration or campus police knowingly fail to report child abuse on campus. Several campuses around the state reacted, as well.

“As an institution, we had very sound policies in place,” Miami athletic director Blake James said.

“I think it was obviously a real reminder to everyone of the need to make sure that all policies are being followed, and in certain cases there was the elevation of analysis that was put in place.”

The overwhelming number of schools and states that made changes in a relatively short amount of time runs counter to the normally slow-moving wheels of state governments and university boardrooms. The action reflects what Mark Chaffin, who directs research at the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect at University of Oklahoma, said was a much-needed continuation of moves to protect children that have been triggered by sex scandals at child-serving organizations, including the Catholic church and the Boy Scouts.

“Given everything that’s been in the news, it’s not too surprising that universities would start to put out some policies and do some education,” Chaffin said.

When the universities did their reviews, some administrators were surprised at the number of minors who come to their campuses for a variety of programs that extend well beyond football camps.

At Minnesota, for instance, up to 300,000 minors visit campus — 114,000 of them for 4H club events. A 10-year review of campus crime statistics there revealed four cases involving minors. One of those cases resulted in charges in 2000 when the victim came forward.

“We thought this was a pretty safe place,” university general counsel Bill Donohue said.

Nevertheless, the school beefed up its policy and added language that specifically applied to the safety of minors on campus.

In Texas, state legislators passed guidelines in 2011 — before the Sandusky case made headlines — for minors attending camps. The law applied to camps with at least 20 campers who spend four days on campus.

“That’s a big loophole,” Texas Tech athletic department spokesman Blayne Beal said. “We wanted more stringent than that.”

So, in May, the school passed a tougher rule putting the guidelines in place for any program that brings minors in, regardless of the number of children or duration of their stay.

“I think everybody took a look at themselves and what they were doing, what they weren’t doing, to make sure that the policies they had in place were the best for young people and were best to protect the institution,” Beal said.

In addition to bringing in Freeh, who has a child enrolled at the Los Angeles school, USC also hired an outside consultant who helped put in place an awareness campaign for people on facilities staff and janitors — the so-called “first eyes” — who might be the first to witness a crime involving children.

At Auburn, and a handful of other schools, the review found departments across campus had several rules on the books but had never consolidated them in one place.

“Unfortunately, at times, it takes a shocking event happening somewhere else to make you aware that you may have some deficiencies that need looking into yourself,” said Chris O’Gwynn, who heads Auburn’s risk management and safety department. “Penn State did cause us to want to look at that and do something from a generalized campus approach.”


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