Charity Whispers: Windows Not Really Open

Charity Whispers
ORISSA POST, 27.04.2012, Page 8, Editorial
- Jagannath Chatterjee
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Bill Gates calls people who oppose vaccines as child killers! But statistics prove otherwise. The number of deaths, diseases and disabilities attributed to vaccines as reported in the US based Vaccines Adverse Effect Reporting System (VAERS) is mind boggling and continues to grow by the day. And, as per the CDC, hardly 10% of vaccine adverse effects ever get recorded!

Bill Gates and his foundation have declared 2010-20 to be a "decade of vaccines". Very recently Gates has persuaded a few world leaders to donate $ 2 billion to his charity towards vaccination of Asian and African children. More countries are expected to follow suit. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has earmarked $ 10 billion for this activity. This brouhaha over vaccines does not bore well for the underweight and malnourished children of Asia and Africa who will be harmed in large numbers unable to bear this antigen overload. 

These funds come out of taxpayers’ money and in each of the countries activists are up in arms because they have huge health expenses which the governments are not able to foot. They allege that it is the strong pharmaceutical lobby that is behind such charity. People who know the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) also know that the Foundation has invested handsomely in shares of pharmaceutical companies. It is also hiring people from the industry to head its vaccine charity. Bill Gates is no philanthropist. Instead he is a very shrewd businessman and he knows how to eat his cake and keep it too.

How will it affect the beneficiary countries economically? While these countries will be given free or heavily subsidized vaccines initially, they will be expected to foot the bill when the Foundation withdraws its charity. Economies will break under this strain. Development funds earmarked for genuine health care needs  like poverty eradication, improved nutrition, sanitation and clean water will instead have to be diverted to the activity of vaccination. Who gains from such a transaction? Obviously the pharmaceutical industry and its shareholders like the BMGF which will multiply its assets in the name of charity.

Some will point out that the industry has reduced the prices of vaccines to be given to the developing world. But this will not affect the industry at all. In their own country, the USA, the vaccine manufacturers have to pay a tax of 60% of the price of each vaccine that goes to a national vaccine injury compensation fund. This fund caters to compensation payed to vaccine injured children whose numbers are growing at a frightening rate. They don't have to pay such a tax on their exports. So the price of the vaccine being reduced does not hurt them in any way! 

Moreover they are reducing prices expecting their vaccines to find a place in the various government led universal vaccination schemes. Once this goal is achieved the huge turnover will benefit them immensely. The initial reduction in prices does not mean that they cannot raise the prices once their objective is achieved leading to entire governments being at the mercy of these profiteers.

So buyers beware! The new Rotavirus Vaccine and the Pentavalent vaccine that Bill Gates is now busy marketing comes with known adverse effects. While the Rotavirus is associated with a often fatal and very painful condition called  intestinal blockage in infants and children, the Pentavalent has caused child deaths in whichever country it has been introduced including Kerala in India where ethical doctors and activists have filed a court case fighting the officially admitted deaths after this vaccine was administered to children. 

Including these vaccines in government vaccination programs is fraught with grave dangers particularly as adverse affects and also deaths due to vaccines are routinely termed as "coincidental" in these countries and the victims are denied any benefits.

Had Bill Gates invested his money to pay damages to and rehabilitate the vaccine injured children in developing countries that would have been real charity. He could have also supported scientific research as to why 1 in 6 children today suffer from various development disorders, 54.1% suffer serious chronic illnesses and 45% of children and youth aged 10 to 24 suffer neuro-psychiatric disorders, as revealed in the recent issue of Lancet. Also in the news is that Autism is today 1 in 88 making the number in India close to 1.5 crore children! What is causing these? Why are we spiraling towards what can only be termed as health disaster? Is lifestyle only to blame? Or is there something that is not being questioned? 

Very recently Bill Gates has formed an alliance with 13 drug and vaccine manufacturers in a bid to effectively control the WHO. Whether his fund is heavily invested in these companies needs a probe. Bill gates is an astute businessman and currently he is eyeing to take over the entire "health business". His links to Monsanto and his investment in GM crops producing corporate is well known. He also is trying to own a large chunk of USA's education needs. With Microsoft he effectively controls the hoi polloi who are the future of the world. His intentions are obvious. He aims to grow, but perhaps at the expense of the common man as his efforts and investments clearly point out.

Who will halt this Jaggernaut? Only the public can, because governments worldwide are mesmerised by the money power that this personality has come to acquire and wield.