I was interviewed by NDTV yesterday.
NDTV interviewed me yesterday. Basically I am a very shy person. But the
presence of a fellow campaigner G Narayan, an IIT Delhi graduate and a
social worker, boosted my confidence. Mr Narayana is now investigating the
OPV fiasco. He too is publicity shy but together we decided to take the
plunge saddened by a report we received that a child of a doctor couple had
died after eight years of excruciating pain paralysed and sick from the
polio drop and the other child was paralysed waist down.
While Mr Narayana concentrated on the matter of compensation to the
unfortunate victims of the polio drops and demanded a public apology from
the Govt on the issue (he was terribly outspoken and minced no words) I
slowly veered on to the autism-mercury issue.
I started by saying that if I was a doctor I would critically examine any
mass procedure in case of public complaint, stop the procedure, rectify the
defects and relaunch the procedure only if it was deemed safe. I pointed out
that though I was writing to the authorities on the need to examine the
vaccine issue since the last many years I was not getting any official
response, though many were privately sympathising with me in their
individual capacities. Even a Presidential enquiry into the matter
of mercury in vaccines, prompted by my petition, was handled by a low level
officer who declared that mercury was perfectly safe.
I then shifted to the issue of a report in the TOI that a new nasal vaccine
was being tested for measles. I said I have written to the concerned
authorities as to whether the facts presented in the report were correct.
Was measles really such a deadly disease? Then why are certain doctors
pointing out that measles is a necessary exercise of the immune system and
that it relieves the victims of eczema and psoriasis?
Was it so necessary to suppress common childhood illnesses? Could this
suppression be linked to an explosion in chronic autoimmune disorders?
Vaccines were after all designed to interfere with the immune system. And by
reporting a rosy picture about the vaccine the learned authorities had
violated the code set by the President of the Press Council of India that
the media is to present both sides of a story.
I said I was myself a vaccine victim and therefore I was acutely aware of
the pain of the child victims who are unable to express the same. I said it
was beyond me to understand how toxins, in the form of 25 to 30 vaccine
shots, were being injected into babies whose livers and kidneys were not
ready to excrete toxins. They also had an immature nervous system and the
blood brain barrier was weak.
On the subject of autism I narrated how parent groups in the USA discovered
that autism was exactly similar to mercury poisoning. They had prepared a
detailed chart comparing the symptoms of autism point to point with symptoms
of mercury poisoning. There were more than 40 lakh autism victims in India
who are not visible only because they generally don't have any outward
symptoms of disability and were internally damaged. I described autism in
general. I emphasised that an independant, unbiased study on the long term
effects of vaccines was very necessary.
If it was felt that autistic children were genetically predisposed to
vaccine damage then why the stress on mass immunisation? Should it not be a
priority to identify such genetically predisposed people and keep them out
of the ambit of immunisation procedures? And about vaccine ingredients, if I
am injected with something then definitely I have the right to enquire about
the contents and what effect they will have on my body.
I said I had surveyed polio immunisation camps and found that the persons
were not properly trained to handle emergencies that may occur. There were
also no medicines or doctors available to take care of emergencies. I said
that as far I knew three antibiotics were in the polio drops and these
antibiotics should not be administered without a skin test. The immunisation
was also carried out on the babies of travelling parents in buses and
trains. If an emergency occured within 24 hours the parents would be in deep
trouble. I said diarrhoea immediately after the administration of the polio
drops has been reported in the press.
I said doctors were looked upon as Gods in India. Nobody really likes going
against them. But if they refuse to listen to our requests to reexamine the
vaccination policy then we would have no option but take appropriate action.
I do not know how the interview will be interpreted and projected but I feel
I have done my duty to protect the health and interests of the children of
our country. The interview was supposed to be of a short duration. But our
revelations so mesmerised the NDTV Chief in Orissa that he allowed the
camera to roll and said he would send the entire unedited interview to his
HO as he felt that every word of what we said was very important. I should
thank him for showing so much interest on the issue.
I must also thank Mr Sudhir Pattnaik, a very active and fearless fighter for
press freedom and human rights in Orissa, to give us the proper platform to
air our views. I also thank all of you whose blessings are making us move in
the right direction.
The interview will most probably be aired on 12th or 13th January on NDTV
English. I will let you know the exact date later. It is better we
keep this information to ourselves till the interview comes on air. I really
do not know how much of what we said will survive the editors table.
God willing our message will go through loud and clear. God must definitely
be with these beautiful kids who are the most wonderful creation on earth
and who have been victims of an unjust and cruel procedure.
Love & Regards,
were kids our parents taught us not to lie. But today our Health Minister is
trying to punish those who dare to speak the truth. God help that
unfortunate fellow. It seems he has not received any education at home." -
An Indian Monk.