On February 5th, 2021, Pfizer withdrew their application to the Indian government for emergency use authorization of its COVID-19 vaccine in response to getting rejected for a grant by India’s health regulator due to a lack of immunogenicity trials. Pfizer had failed to present any evidence that this vaccine was safe, according to the Central Drug Standard Control Organization (CDSCO). You probably heard little about this because the media does not want the thinking population to wonder why India may be hesitant about vaccines being distributed in their country.The world’s first vaccine actually came to India in 1802. The Serum Institute of India is also the world’s biggest vaccine producer. Despite this history of vaccines being developed, produced, and exported out of India, a large part of the Indian population is still distrustful towards vaccines, and notably, they have acted as such during this COVID-19 hysteria. They act so cautious in regards to vaccines not because of hysteria on their part, but rather because they do not want history to repeat itself in such a tragic way.
In 2009, studies concerning a cervical cancer vaccine were conducted throughout several locations in India. The vaccine used was Gardasil, manufactured by Merck, and the group this vaccine was administered to around 16,000 girls, many of whom were young girls aged 9-15 while also living in government ran facilities. Within months, many of these girls fell ill, with five dying by 2010. Another 14,000 children were given a different cervical cancer vaccine, Cervarix, which was manufactured by GSK, and two of these kids had ended up dying by 2010.
A standing committee on health and family welfare decided to investigate these studies and found some disturbing ongoings within them. According to KP Narayana Kumar:
The committee found that consent for conducting these studies, in many cases, was taken from the hostel wardens, which was a flagrant violation of norms. In many other cases, thumbprint impressions of their poor and illiterate parents were duly affixed onto the consent form. The children also had no idea about the nature of the disease or the vaccine. The authorities concerned could not furnish requisite consent forms for the vaccinated children in a huge number of cases.
In its report, the committee said it was “deeply shocked to find that in Andhra Pradesh out of the 9,543 [consent] forms, 1,948 forms have thumb impressions while hostel wardens have signed 2,763 forms. In Gujarat, out of the 6,217 forms 3,944 have thumb impressions and 5,454 either signed or carried thumb impressions of guardians. The data revealed that a very large number of parents or guardians are illiterate and could not even write in their local languages, Telugu or Gujarati.”
The committee also found that there was foul play involved. KP Narayana Kumar continues:
When a team of health activists from an NGO that specializes in women’s health named Sama visited Khammam in March 2010 on a fact-finding mission, they were told that as many as 120 girls experienced adverse reactions such as epileptic seizures, severe stomach ache, headaches and mood swings. The Sama report also said there had been cases of early onset of menstruation following the vaccination, heavy bleeding and severe menstrual cramps among many students. The standing committee pulled up the relevant state governments for the shoddy investigation into these deaths. It said it was disturbed to find that ‘all the seven deaths were summarily dismissed as unrelated to vaccinations without in-depth investigations…the speculative causes were suicides, accidental drowning in well (why not suicide?), malaria, viral infections, subarachnoid hemorrhage (without autopsy) etc.’ The committee said that in the context of deaths of girls classified as suicide, the role of the ‘HPV vaccine as a possible, if not probable, cause of suicidal ideation cannot be ruled out.’
The committee’s reports also revealed who was behind these studies: the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH), an American NGO, as well as the fact that these studies were funded by none other than the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (one of the many reasons their reputation amongst truth seekers precedes them). Luckily, in September 2013, justice was served:
A Parliamentary Committee report has indicted government officials and a US agency for colluding to conduct unethical clinical trials for HPV vaccine against cervical cancer in Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. The set rules and procedures were overlooked by Indian government agencies while allowing clinical trials among adolescent girls for Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine. It is also clear that the American agency wanted to enter immunization programs globally to ensure fixed market for its products without investment in promotional marketing, and played with rules to attain the objective expeditiously.