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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation had paid thousands and thousands to Sonia Gandhi led Trusts: The doubtful HPV vaccine trials and UPA govt’s silence

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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation had paid millions to Sonia Gandhi led Trusts: The dubious HPV vaccine trials and UPA govt's silence

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) has been famend for philanthropic actions internationally, particularly in underdeveloped and growing nations.
BMGF funds an NGO by the identify of PATH (Programme for Appropriate Technology in Health) which runs a number of well being programmes in India. However, in 2009, the identical NGO was accountable for the dying of 4 tribal kids within the Khammam district of Andhra Pradesh (now Telangana), reported Great Game India.
PATH, which has obtained funds from BMGF to the tune of $2.5 billion between 1995 and May 2021, undertook the initiative to inoculate tribal kids in Khammam with the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in 2009. The vaccination drive was performed in 4 international locations, specifically, Uganda, Peru, Vietnam and India.
All these international locations had a nationwide immunisation programme and had been composed of a distinct ethnic inhabitants. For occasion, Uganda had Negroid, Peru had Hispanics, Vietnam had Mongoloids whereas India had Indo-Aryans, Dravidians and tribals.
Since ethnicity is used as a marker for testing the security and efficacy of sure vaccines, completely different ethnic teams had been used for the mission. The success of the vaccination drive would have meant its inclusion into the nationwide immunisation program of the respective international locations and enormous revenue for the drug producers.
The goal of the mission was “to generate and disseminate evidence for informed public sector introduction of HPV vaccines.” During the mission, PATH used the Gardasil vaccine by Merck & Co. to inoculate the tribal kids.
Interestingly, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation had bought $205 million greenback price of shares in pharmaceutical firms, together with Merck in 2002. They held the shares within the firm till June 2009 i.e. when the PATH mission had reached its conclusion. It, subsequently, made sense for BMGF to drift HPV vaccines in India via the NGO.
Great Game India had reported, “By 2016, some 1,200 of the girls who had been subjects in the two HPV vaccine trials in India were reporting serious long-term side effects, more than 5% of the total cohort of 23,500. By then, the total number of deaths had risen to seven.”
Over 14,000 Indian ladies got the vaccine, a report by Great Game India said. Merck’s makes an attempt to power a number of European nations to incorporate their vaccines in immunisation programmes was severely criticised by a number of European scientists who asserted that there’s not sufficient information to recommend that it protects in opposition to a number of strains of the cancer-causing virus.
Findings of the Indian Parliament’s Standing Committee on Health
On Sunday (October 10), Vijay Patel, the founding father of ‘Only Fact India’, make clear how the Indian Parliament’s Standing Committee on Health uncovered the PATH vaccination drive in a report in 2013.
Super Explosive Thread1. In 2009 an NGO named PATH(Program for Appropriate Technology in Health) supported by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation(BMGF) had performed scientific trials of HPV vaccine on tribal ladies. Which resulted in few deaths and critical uncomfortable side effects on a few of ladies.— Vijay Patel🇮🇳 (@vijaygajera) October 10, 2021
The report famous that the vaccination trials had been authorized and facilitated by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) with out paying heed to worldwide moral norms and guidelines. It emphasised how authorities funds, services and manpower was wasted to facilitate an inoculation programme of doubtful nature.
The report additional added that PATH misused the brand of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) with out authorisation.
The Indian Parliament’s Standing Committee on Health discovered that PATH and ICMR have been involved since October 2006. The report learn, “An employee of PATH India sent an email to Deputy Director of National AIDS Research Institute, ICMR expressing sorrow that she could not travel to Seattle, United States for ‘Formative Research Workshop’ (on HPV vaccine scheduled for October 24-26, 2006).”
Screengrab of the report
Eventually, a gathering befell between the officers on each side on October 13, 2006, the place PATH and ICMR claimed that the HPV vaccine can stop cervical most cancers and HPV. Later, on November 16 that 12 months, a draft Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was shared by PATH officers that emphasised collaboration with ICMR in introducing HPV vaccine into the nation’s Universal Immunization Programme.
The report identified, “The Committee feels that there was a serious dereliction of duty by many of the Institutions and individuals involved. The Committee observes that ICMR representatives, instead of ensuring the highest levels of ethical standards in research studies, apparently acted at the behest of the PATH in promoting the interests of manufacturers of the HPV vaccine.”
It additional added, “It was unwise on the part of ICMR to go in the PPP (Public-Private Partnership) mode with PATH, as such as involvement gives rise to grave Conflict of interest. The Committee takes a serious view of the role of ICMR in the entire episode and is constrained to observe that ICMR should have been more responsible in the matter. The Committee strongly recommends that the Ministry may review the activities of ICMR functionaries involved in the PATH project.”
“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 ‘Observational Studies’ or ‘a Demonstration Project’ and various such expressions. Thus the interest, safety and well being of subjects were completely jeopardized by PATH by using self-determined and self-servicing nomenclature which is not only highly deplorable but also a serious breach of the law of the land,” said the Indian Parliament’s Standing Committee on Health.
Conflict of curiosity, private advantages and bypassing Indian legal guidelines
To its utmost shock, the Indian Parliament’s Standing Committee on Health additionally discovered that Merck and Co. and Gardasil sponsored a vaccination trial at AIIMS to verify whether or not two doses of the HPV vaccine was secure and efficient as an alternative of three doses. Without naming the official, the report said, “Documents received by the Committee in connection with the examination of AIIMs also revealed that the individual in question availed the hospitality of these very sponsors during the said individual’s visit to Seoul to attend a conference.”
The Committee additionally discovered that the official additionally saved the FCRA utility incomplete intentionally to withhold info. Another senior ICMR official who was the primary hyperlink between the federal government physique and PATH was additionally made an official Resource Person within the Enquiry Committee, as an alternative of being summoned as a witness to reply questions. This exhibited how officers discharged their supposed duties regardless of the clear battle of curiosity.
It had additionally come to gentle that PATH was working its workplace in India with out correct authorisation and approval of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoH) and Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). “The Committee is concerned that if PATH can set up an office in India so easily without getting the required mandatory approvals/permissions. then individuals and entities inimical to the interest of the country can do the same…It is surprising that security and intelligence agencies did not raise an eyebrow on the way a foreign entity entered India virtually incognito through the backdoor,” the report concluded.
UPA and funding by Bill and Melinda Gates basis
In his tweet, Vijay Patel, the founding father of ‘Only Fact India’ identified how the PATH was not prosecuted for the dying of 4 tribal kids within the Khammam district of present-day Telangana.
Patel wrote, “But no action has been taken on any of these NGOs or individuals, for these unacceptable wrongdoings and Conflicts of Interest. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) was the main NGO behind all these, so when I have checked their funding list I was shocked. and I think this could be the reason why there wasn’t any action against them.”
Screengrab of the grants obtained by Rajiv Gandhi basisScreengrab of the grants obtained by Rajiv Gandhi basis`
Vijay Patel showcased how the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation had dedicated grants to the tune of $9,30,125 (September 2012), $13,20,129 (November 2015), $39,10,529 (November 2015), and $42,87,102 (November 2015) to Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust. Besides, the inspiration that funded PATH additionally dedicated a grant of $99,972 to the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation in September 2013. BMGF funded Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust and the then UPA authorities selected to not act in opposition to Merc and Co., PATH, regardless of the vital report by Indian Parliament’s Standing Committee on Health