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Lockdown As A Means of Controling Covid? | Kobad Ghandy

Thursday 17 February 2022, by Kobad Ghandy


It has often been difficult to understand the logic of the procedures being adopted for the lockdown. For example, here in Bandra, Mumbai, taking in the fresh air on the promenade, next to the sea, was banned after 5 pm; while walking on the busy road a mere two feet away inhaling car fumes and risking one’s life (as there is no pavement) was being allowed. Yet again, when there were partial lockdowns the essential shops were allowed to be open for just a few hours in the day, resulting in excessive crowding (what of social distancing), rather than lengthening the hours to facilitate less crowding. Then night curfews are declared as though the virus only comes out at night!!!

Then when local trains were not running in Mumbai, buses were allowed, again creating an enormous rush for the busses. But the media would faithfully talk of the trains being super-spreaders while being silent on buses. Even now a double vaccine proof is required for local trains, but not for buses. Why are vaccines only effective against the virus on trains and not buses? Even an Rt-PCR test will not suffice for a local train but would do for an out bound trains or a flight! The list could go on and on, and here I am not even talking of the absurdities of allowing huge election rallies and lakhs at Hindu religious functions, while at the same time banning schools, colleges and courts from opening and even travel on local trains.

Can we really believe that the powers that be were so cut off from the ground realities; or was there a design in these incongruities. The entire process sounds ridiculous; and this was not just Mumbai; we read of similar absurd restrictions from all over the country. It would require a genius to understand the method in the madness.

Besides all these ludicrous procedures, is social-distancing at all possible in a country like India where the bulk of the population in cities/towns live in slums, chawls and tiny apartments. Even in villages most of the poor live in congested hovels. Why do we have to mimic the west, or follow their instructions when living conditions are so vastly different? Can we not have policies suited to our conditions?

Anyhow here we shall not go into all this as that is for the policy makers and even the people to think, rather than silently face the wrath of the police or live in splendid isolation.

Here we shall discuss not these methods of implementation of the lockdown, but focus on the measures related to it and then draw up a cost-benefit balance sheet of the pros & cons and decide accordingly, whether it was necessary or not, taking a holistic view of the entire problem. This would require looking at the matters of RT-PCR testing, masking & hand-washing, social-distancing, and contact tracing, prophylactics and immunity builders as preventives, vaccines, types of cures etc etc. In addition, we need to weigh the impact of the lockdowns on peoples’ livelihoods and health in general; then assess whether the lockdown measures were needed in view of the collateral damage it resulted in; was this damage a necessary evil in order to protect us from the virus . After that, one can try and draw a conclusion as to what would have been the best policy to not only neutralise the virus but also develop the health and immunity of our populace to counter covid and any future infection. Afterall it is common knowledge that viruses have been evolving with enormous regularity in the recent past.

But before coming to the arguments I request the reader that this article, should not be seen in isolation, but in conjunction with my earlier two articles in Mainstream: ‘Origin of the Virus’ & ‘Corona capitalism: Reverse the Reset’. In the first article we saw that the virus was more probably the product of a lab leak rather than a natural virus; in the second we saw the economic necessities for the drastic worldwide lockdown for the billionaire club and particularly the cabal of the financiers/ Digital Moguls/Pharma Conglomerates (all de-facto centralised in the top 3-4 US AMGs — Asset Management Groups) and their hangers on.

As Bharat Dogra says “besides the WHO put this annual global mortality of influenza at around half a million. Imagine if these seasonal influenza deaths are put on TV on a daily or hourly basis (over 1000 deaths per day, more in certain months) then one can imagine that this too can create a scare . So one needs to be careful about how public opinion can be manipulated.”

In this article, we shall first view the lockdown and related issues. In the second section we shall see how our immune system functions, particularly vis-a-vis the covid-19 vaccines. The third section will examine the collateral damage of the lockdown. The fourth will assess the operations of the international cabal and their Indian stooges here — as to who has actually been calling the shots on covid policy in India. Fifth, we shall take a brief look at the methods of the propaganda machine and the use of behavioural psychology to implant their ideas in the masses. And finally we shall conduct a cost-benefit analysis of the measures adopted and, if necessary, a possible alternative to deal with this or any future virus.

1. Lockdown Policies in Perspective

In this section together with the issue of lockdown/social-distancing I shall also deal with related issues that came with the lockdown — RT-PCR tests, masking, hand sanitization, & contact-tracing.

First, let us remember inspite of all these stringent measures the virus continues to rage throughout the world. In fact it is said to be spreading faster than any previous mutant, though they continue to debate the deadliness of its impact. And this mutant makes no distinction between the vaccinated and the non-vaccinated. In reality there is no historical evidence to show that the lockdown of a country has prevented the spread of a virus. In fact even as late as January 2022 there have been reports from the UK that though Scotland and Wales had far more stringent lockdown rules than England the first two regions saw a massive growth of the disease compared to England. Reports have been coming in of similar evidence in many countries.

Surely, at least this should make us think whether the lockdown was really effective. No doubt its supporters would reply that the situation would have been even worse if it had not been for the lockdown. But how do we know; is there any empirical evidence? On the contrary, if that had been the case the agitating farmers should have been dying like fleas after spending a whole year in such close proximity. But most deaths there were of the elderly who had to face the wrath of nature of Delhi’s acute cold and heat. So, where is the proof of the lockdown being effective?

Besides, as a team of Kolkata doctors have said there has been no reference to anything like lockdown in any text book of Epidemiology. It is not possible also, as this is a new step. The basic textbooks of Epidemiology state that trying to break the chain of transmission in an epidemic of respiratory virus is futile. Emphasis must be put on early diagnosis and treatments, and living in open airy spaces, as much as possible. This contradicts the concept of lockdown directly. Lockdown tends to restrict people in small closed spaces and may increase the transmission of disease.

In a report on Feb 3 2022 [1] it was said that in fact few studies, if any, have been carried out to determine whether vaccine passports and COVID restrictions actually lowered COVID cases, hospitalizations and deaths. However, a recent analysis published by researchers at Johns Hopkins found COVID lockdown measures implemented in the U.S. and Europe had almost no effect on public health.

We find little-to-no evidence that mandated lockdowns in Europe and the United States had a noticeable effect on COVID-19 mortality rates,” the researchers wrote. The researchers also examined shelter-in-place orders, finding they reduced COVID mortality only by 2.9%. Researchers found limits on gatherings may have actually increased COVID mortality. They wrote: “[Shelter-in-place orders] may isolate an infected person at home with his/her family where he/she risks infecting family members with a higher viral load, causing more severe illness. But often, lockdowns have limited people’s access to safe (outdoor) places such as beaches, parks and zoos, or included outdoor mask mandates or strict outdoor gathering restrictions, pushing people to meet at less safe (indoor) places.” Too little too late!

Whatever, let us now turn to the veracity of the other measures taken related to the lockdown:

  • (a) The RT-PCR Tests

The entire body count of cases and deaths were based on this one test. The veracity of this test is therefore key to decide whether the figures that were being dished out in all media — from newspapers to TV to phones to internet — were accurate. Actually it is the exactness of this test alone (besides of course the body count, which too depended on this test to conclude what the cause of death was) that laid the basis to assess the scale of the pandemic or even whether it was one or not. Let us then take a close look at what was said regarding the test and its actual nature.

First let us see what the official bodies themselves have to say about it and then come to the view of the doctors and scientists. The two major bodies promoting anti-covid policies world wide are the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Let us then first see what they have to say.

The WHO cautions health care providers not to rely only on the results of a RT-PCR test to detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus, but to “consider any result in combination with timing of sampling, specimen type, assay specifics, clinical observations, patient history, confirmed status of any contacts, and epidemiological information.” In other words, just because a PCR test comes positive for SARS-CoV-2 it should not be the sole consideration for determining if someone has the virus. That determination, according to the WHO, should be based on an analysis of a broader range of factors. The WHO describes the RT-PCR test results as an aid for diagnosis, which suggests they should not be the only piece of evidence that should be used to diagnose COVID-19.

Then the US CDC (The Centre For Disease Control and Prevention) says:

Detection of viral RNA may not indicate the presence of infectious virus or that 2019-nCoV is the causative agent for clinical symptoms. The performance of this test has not been established for monitoring treatment of 2019-nCoV infection. This test cannot rule out diseases caused by other bacterial or viral pathogens.”

The CDC acknowledges that the PCR test does not effectively differentiate between Covid-19 and Seasonal Influenza and has now gone so far as to withdraw its authorisation for determining Covid-19. In fact it was around June 2021 that the CDC warned the FDA that from Jan.1 2022 they should prepare for an alternative test. 

As said on the CDC website: After December 31, 2021, CDC withdraws the request to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of the CDC 2019-Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Real-Time RT-PCR Diagnostic Panel, the assay first introduced in February 2020 for detection of SARS-CoV-2 only. CDC is providing this advance notice for clinical laboratories to have adequate time to select and implement one of the many FDA-authorized alternatives.

It further adds that the CDC encourages laboratories to consider adoption of a multiplexed method that can facilitate detection and differentiation of SARS-CoV-2 and influenza viruses. Such assays can facilitate continued testing for both influenza and SARS-CoV-2 and can save both time and resources as we head into influenza season. Laboratories and testing sites should validate and verify their selected assay within their facility before beginning clinical testing. The CDC websites give the alternate methods that should be used including In vitro diagnostic (IVD) devices.

So why do we continue to trust this RT-PCR test and treat it as the golden goose for discovering the virus when the two main world bodies do not trust it. But, this is not all. Doctors and scientist around the world have questioned the methodology of the testing.

They have firstly been cautioning about this test as being inaccurate to say the least. The CT values are often contradictory in the test. Put simply, the CT value refers to the number of cycles after which the virus can be detected. If a higher number of cycles is required, it implies that the virus went undetected when the number of cycles was lower. The lower the Ct value, the higher the viral load — because the virus has been spotted after fewer cycles.

Internationally the number of cycles has been set at between 35-40. According to the ICMR, a patient is considered Covid-positive if the Ct value is below 35. In other words, if the virus is detectable after 35 cycles or earlier, then the patient is considered positive

It is now well established that if someone is tested by PCR as positive when a threshold of 35 cycles or higher is used (as is the case in most laboratories in Europe & the US and India), the probability that said person is actually infected is less than 3%, the probability that said result is a false positive is 97%. Such false positives were conveniently called asymptomatic when the ‘patient’ did not show any signs of covid but was still diagnosed as ‘positive’.

In fact, an amplification (threshold) in excess of 25 cycles (Ct) will inevitably result in misleading estimates. Not surprisingly, after introduction of the vaccine in the US it was reduced to ≤28. This would naturally show less covid positive thereby indicating a greater efficacy of the vaccine.

Again, Ct values may differ between nasal and oropharyngeal specimens collected from the same individual. The temperature of transportation, as well as the time taken from collection to receipt in the lab, can also adversely impact Ct values. This adds to the level of inaccuracies. No wonder the WHO did not have faith in it and the CDC withdrew its acceptance of the test.

So, the daily reports in the newspapers, TV, smartphones, and pop-ups all over cyber-space of the number of cases each day were questionable, but the bombardment had the desired effect to create panic and make people rush to the lab for every small symptom and even of the asymptomatic due to so-called contact tracing. The panic became a stampede, at least in Mumbai, during the Omicron variant (said to be nothing more than the common flu but very virulent) when all labs were full and one had to rush to the airport to get a test done.

So if the RT-PCR test is inaccurate and untrustworthy what can we make of the so-called millions of cases being reported throughout the world as a result of this test. And as far as deaths are concerned no distinction was made as to deaths “of covid” or “with covid”. The latter death could have been caused by co-morbidities but also having covid (of course as diagnosed by the inaccurate RT-PCR test).

So much for the main testing mechanism of Covid-19 now let us turn to the question of masks.

  • (b) Masking & Hand-sanitizers

Again, let us first see what the WHO and CDC have to say about masks themselves:

The World Health Organization’s June 5, 2020, guidance memo on face mask use states:
there is no direct evidence (from studies on COVID- 19 and in healthy people in the community) on the effectiveness of universal masking of healthy people in the community to prevent infection with respiratory viruses, including COVID-19.”

According to a policy review paper published in the CDC’s own journal, Emerging Infectious Diseases, in May 2020: “Our systematic review found no significant effect of face masks on transmission of laboratory-confirmed influenza.” In fact the CDC says the mandatory use of masks is more psychological as it reminds us not to touch our mouth and nose until washing our hands. But while it is ineffective research has shown that it does enormous damage to the health of the wearer.

A study published in 2015 recently received additional commentary from the authors in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The original study was titled “A Cluster Randomized Trial of Cloth Masks Compared with Medical Masks in Healthcare Workers (HWCs).”

Moisture retention, reuse of cloth masks and poor filtration may result in increased risk of infection. Further research is needed to inform the widespread use of cloth masks globally. However, as a precautionary measure, cloth masks should not be recommended for HCWs

There have been several articles detailing studies showing that masks cannot protect against viral infections. The reason is simple. SARS-CoV-2 has a diameter of 0.06 to 0.14 microns. Medical N95 masks — which are considered the most effective — can filter particles only as small as 0.3 microns. In other words the pores in the N95 masks are over three times as big as the virus. Surgical masks, homemade masks, T-shirts and bandanas are even more porous, besides being open from the sides. In fact the US CDC shared a study that showed that 85% of the people infected were mask wearers. They were effective only for particles above 5 microns; size of the coronavirus is, according to the CDC, 0.125 microns.

Strangely, mask mandates continue to flourish despite health agencies own research showing it’s a futile measure that only provides a false sense of security. What is a tragedy is that not only is it not effective it is terribly harmful as one is deprived of fresh air and is forced to breathe in our exhaled CO2. It is nothing short of criminal to impose mask-wearing, specifically as covid is a lung infection? Today the greatest source of terror in the streets is that of the police and municipality imposing mask-wearing. It is one of the most promoted aspects of ‘covid appropriate behaviour’; and the impression is created that those not wearing masks are anti-socials out to infect others.

Yet on June 10, 2020, the CDC website reported on the results of another mask study. The article states in black and white the side-effects of wearing a mask, specifically related to the masks trapping carbon dioxide or CO2. The article states the masks cause breathing resistance that could result in a reduction in the frequency and depth of breathing, known as hypoventilation, in as little as an hour of wearing a mask. The article further went on to elaborate on the side-effects of increased CO2 concentrations in the mask wearer that include:

  • Headache;
  • Increased pressure inside the skull;
  • Nervous system changes (e.g., increased pain threshold, reduction in cognition — altered judgement, decreased situational awareness, difficulty coordinating sensory or cognitive, abilities and motor activity, decreased visual acuity, widespread activation of the sympathetic nervous system that can oppose the direct effects of CO2 on the heart and blood vessels);
  • Increased breathing frequency;
  • Increased “work of breathing”, which is result of breathing through a filter medium;
  • Cardiovascular effects (e.g., diminished cardiac contractility, vasodilation of peripheral blood vessels);
  • reduced tolerance to lighter workloads

Scientific reports have covered this in the past specifically regarding the cognitive loss caused by COVID masks trapping CO2 where according to a Harvard Study breathing in as little as 945 PPM of CO2 lowers cognitive ability 15% and at 1400 PPM of CO2 cognitive ability reduces by 50%... What is also disturbing is not only the brain damage that is caused by the masks, but the adverse cardiovascular effects on the heart and lungs along with the reduction of blood sugar and dehydration.

But what seems common sense to the ordinary man in the street, or the worker/driver who is forced to wear masks for hours, is not understood by the educated, who live in panic, not knowing as to where they will be attacked by the pathogen. Of course, the poor live with millions of TB and other far deadlier pathogens, while the educated feel their purified sanctity suddenly under attack by a virus which they don’t know from where it will strike. And the continuous disinformation from the media, govts, doctors etc puts them in panic mode and accept everything blindly.

It is much the same is the case of mania regarding the hand sanitizers. If the hand sanitizer does not have alcohol, it contains triclosan. This is a powerful anti-bacterial agent and used in making pesticides. It is readily absorbed by the skin, and directly impacts thyroid function and causes damage to the liver and muscles.

If we turn to the normal hand sanitizers they contain a lot of chemicals, especially if they are scented. If used regularly, especially before eating, it gets ingested and destroys the immunity. The alcohol too is easily absorbed and particularly with children can lead to alcohol poisoning and lowering of the immunity levels. This can have serious side effects when one grows older. Synthetic fragrances are endocrine disrupters, which effect hormones and even genital development. So, overall hand sanitizers do more harm than good, and need to be used sparingly, only when soap and water are not available.

At the stage of the second wave when panic was at its peak two-three auto drivers told me that well-dressed people would only enter the auto after spraying it with hand sanitizer. But then covid is the most class biased infection ever seen; not only from the economic gains and losses made, but also from peoples’ reaction to the virus. As one goes up the status chain the more the elite the more the paranoia, the poorer the individual the more casual the approach. At the top of the pyramid, even today, they are not prepared to descend from their Eiffel towers conveniently able to earn even more working from home with the best of internet facilities; while the poor and even self-employed have to go hungry in their tiny hovel where any talk of social-distancing is a joke.

Throughout the first stages of the pandemic, it was propagated that the only saviour was the vaccine. Speculation was created in the media as to whether it would be possible to bring out this jadoo in time to save the human race. Vaccines were known to take 8-10 years to prepare after detailed testing .........but, ureka, the vaccine came forward in a record nine months. There was such a build-up for the vaccine being the only panacea for the pandemic, that when it finally came in Dec. 2020, there was a veritable stampede for it — at least amongst some sections. The mania was fuelled in India with media reports of limited stock availability.

  • 2. Enter the Vaccine

Though I am not a scientist, let us try and fathom the layman’s approach as to how the immune system works in humans. Once we have an idea of this we can then view the efficacy of the Covid-19 vaccines. But before doing this let us view come of the circumstantial evidence which itself raises many doubts on the efficacy of the vaccine.

So, for example, the mortality rate in Scotland was higher in 2021 than in 2020 despite having better testing methods and the development of vaccines, suggesting a potential link between the rising death cases and the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine.
Scotland had an 87 percent vaccination rate, but weekly deaths were at 30 percent above normal. In October 2021, Scotland officials noted that 315 deaths logged in a week represented a 30 percent increase on the five-year pre-pandemic average over the same time in the year.

Furthermore, vaccines appeared to be targeting the young. Despite the COVID death toll largely confined to the elderly, it was the young who are bearing the brunt of vaccine injuries. The World Health Organization‘s own adverse event database noted that 41 percent of the more than 2.4 million vaccine injuries reported were from people under the age of 44.

A separate report also noted that there were 24 percent more heart failure deaths, 19 percent ischemic heart diseases, 16 percent cerebrovascular diseases and 18 percent circulatory diseases above baseline. These additional cases did not just happen for no reason. They happened in 2021 after initiation of the vaccine. Even in India the second wave took a massive toll after the introduction of the vaccine. Anyhow even the officials say before the introduction of the vaccine in India about 85% had already developed some form of immunity. Johns Hopkins noted that COVID killed 353,000 people in the United States in 2020, but ten months in 2021 listed 390,000 deaths. Why the increase if the vaccines were so effective?

Besides, an intriguing aspect of the pandemic getting little attention is the formation of microscopic blood clots throughout our bodies. These are not easily found through conventional medical scanning and imaging technologies. They result from COVID spike proteins that screw up fine blood vessels causing micro blood clots. The spike protein molecules from COVID infection are the same as what happens when COVID vaccines pump huge numbers of them into your body. So, vaccines create the same blood problem as COVID itself. When pumped to the lungs they may be diagnosed as pulmonary embolisms. If they reach the brain, they can cause a stroke or confusion. If they lodge in the heart, they can cause a heart attack. If they lodge in the smaller blood vessels that provide oxygen to the hands or feet, they can cause those limbs to go numb and require amputation. Clots in other organs, such as the liver or the kidneys, could cause those organs to fail. In plain language, one Dr. Hoffe said that the mRNA shots are programmed to turn a person’s body into a spike protein “factory,” and that over time these mass-produced spike proteins cause progressive blood clotting. (Dr. Charles Hoffe is a Canadian doctor. In April 2021 he went public with a strong warning that the Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine had caused injuries in many of the 900 patients he had administered it to in his native American community. As a result, his hospital practice was suspended by the local health authority for causing ‘vaccine hesitancy’, in effect halving both his income and the capacity at the local clinic.)

These doctors conclude that Micro blood clots seem to be the likely cause of many millions of health impacts and deaths from COVID infection as well as from COVID vaccines, and even many millions of long COVID victims suffering diverse health problems with no apparent medical solution.

Even after the vaccine is out they claim it does not stop covid it only stops covid deaths at best. But a recent study presented by Karan Thapar in an interview on Feb.9 2022 with Dr. Komal Shah and printed in The International Journal of Medicine, says:

First, Dr. Shah’s paper says that “in people receiving vitamin D supplements, the odds of mortality were 52% lower as compared to individuals not receiving vitamin D supplements”.

Second, the paper says: “It was observed that there is a statistically significant difference between ICU admission rate in patients receiving vitamin D supplements as compared to patients not receiving vitamin D”. In fact, the need for ICU care falls by 65%.

Third, the paper says: “There is a reduction in odds of requiring ventilation support in patients treated with vitamin D supplementation as compared to others without vitamin D treatment.” This time the reduction in the need for ventilation is 46%.

The paper’s conclusion is: “The current evidence suggests that vitamin D ... has a major role in lowering Covid-19-related mortality, ICU hospitalizations, and ventilation. As a result, we believe that supplementary vitamin D can be safely added to the existing Covid-19 treatment procedures.”

Why have they been silent on this till now. And if Vitamin D can also protect against serious impact of Covid, why the need of the experimental vaccine and that too forced on the population here and throughout the world.

Besides vitamin D, though Oxford has suspended trials of ivermectin it is know to act not only as a cure but a prophylactic. But as it costs only 5 cents a tablet, Big Pharma is not keen that it be used. When Pfizer has forecast to get a revenue of $ 32 billion from their covid vaccine this year why would they allow a 5 cent tablet to be used.

Besides, now as Knocking News reported there have been a host of side effects from the Covishield vaccine like the Gullain Barre Syndrome (where our own cell begin to attack our nervous and muscular systems leading to acute pains and even paralysis); besides !0% face weakness, joint pains, lethargy and even fever; 1% get diarrhoea, vomiting, and a fall in platelet count; one in a thousand loss of appetite, lymph gland swelling, excessive sleeping; and in rare cases unusual blood clots.

Besides, practical evidence has shown and WHO has accepted the vaccines are ineffective against the Omicron variant. This is obvious to even a child yet officials are talking of enhancing boosters when the public is itself developing herd/natural immunity due to the large number of cases. To boost the boosters they propagate that infection does not give immunity while the bulk of the medical fraternity say it does.

Now, let us turn to the science of immunity and vaccines to see if these views are closer to the truth than what is being put out by the Big Pharma lobby and WHO and their promoters.

  • (a) The Immune System

There are different types of antibodies utilized by the human immune system. The major ones are IgM, IgG and IgA; there are two other classes, IgD and IgE, but there is no need to discuss them here.

IgM is generated in the early stages of an adaptive immune response and is then gradually replaced with IgG antibodies. Both IgM and IgG circulate mainly in the bloodstream. IgG is the most abundant antibody in the blood. On the other hand, while some IgA is found in the bloodstream as well, most IgA is secreted across the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract and the gut, which it then covers and protects.

When our immune system is confronted with an invading pathogenic microbe, the predominant type of antibody it produces depends on the location of that pathogen. If the pathogen is encountered in the bloodstream or inside of tissues within the body, e.g. the muscle, then the immune system will produce mainly IgG antibodies, which will accumulate in the bloodstream.

On the other hand, if the pathogen is introduced through the respiratory tract (e.g.
the nostrils), then the immune system will produce mainly IgA antibodies—to be more specific, secretory IgA, or sIgA. While sIgA dominates in the upper airways, some IgG is found along with IgA in the lower airways, that is, the bronchi and lung alveoli. In addition to sIgA, an immune response triggered by a respiratory tract infection will also generate both IgG and IgA within the bloodstream, which provides a safeguard in case the barriers of the respiratory tract are breached and the pathogens enter the tissues. In short, sIgA is the main antibody the immune system relies on in the upper respiratory tract (URT), and it forms the first line of defense against respiratory pathogens.

The key reason why an sIgA-based antibody response is desired against respiratory pathogensis is that sIgA does not promote inflammation. Binding of sIgA antibodies to the antigens (such as viruses or bacteria) leads to “quiet” expulsion of these pathogens from the body, but it does not elicit any additional damaging immune responses. In contrast, an IgG-based response is followed by an inflammatory immune reaction. This reaction is triggered by a change in the molecular shape of the Fc region (the tail end) of IgG antibodies, which causes them to activate inflammatory cells as well as the serum complement system.

Since our respiratory tract constantly encounters viruses and bacteria within the air we inhale, IgA-based immune responses help avoid unnecessary and repeated inflammations in our airways. sIgA in the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract can subdue the infection and stop the transmission of these germs safely.

Considering these well-established scientific facts, it is beyond perplexing that people only talk about antibodies (mainly IgG antibodies) in the bloodstream after COVID vaccination. If a vaccine should protect us from respiratory viruses and from transmitting them to others, it should elicit an IgA-based immunity in our respiratory tract, especially in the upper airways. Respiratory viruses rarely cause direct damage to our body. It is typically the over-reaction of our immune system against those viruses that does the damage.

With respect to COVID-19, a recent paper [Severity of COVID-19]on the causation of clinically severe disease sums it up as follows: it is suggested not to be a direct effect of viral infection but instead to be caused by the over-activation of the immune system in response to infection, because worsening of disease coincides with the activation of adaptive immunity. This excessive immune response is frequently described as a “cytokine storm” . . . [2] Together, high pro-inflammatory cytokines, known to induce collateral damage to tissues, and muted anti-viral responses suggest that an unfavourable immune response may be driving disease in patients with severe cases of COVID-19.

This is probably the reason that it was said the virus needs to be nipped in the bud while in the upper respiratory tract and not allowed to reach the lungs (lower respiratory tract) where the “cytokine storm” takes place and is difficult to control even with steroids. [3]

Now let us turn to the role of vaccines against this lung infection.

  • (b) The Intramuscular Vaccine

Now, to take this knowledge forward. IgA is one type of antibody which gives non-specific immunity. For example from our nasal passage till upper part of our breathing tract -the portion is the exterior part where IgA helps to fight against all types of germs. Sneezing and mucous secretion in the noses is due to the fighting of these antibodies against the germs. In most of the cases these antibodies give a strong first level immunity against any types of infection. When the germs pierce this first level and enters further inside and for example attacks the respiratory system/lungs, or other systems get infected, then our body immunity responds and produces antibodies like IgM and IgG. These IgM and IgG are produced for specific germs/microbes. After a certain time, the level of antibodies in blood decreases but to remember the specific germ there are some memory cells called T cells which is part of our immune system. T cells remembers the germ. In future again if the same germ infects then from the memory cells newly IgM and IgG are generated.

Now, are the intramuscular (IM) vaccines that are being given able to elicit an IgA-based immunity? Most medical papers do not even talk about that and only refer to the IgG anti-bodies generated. A vaccine that is given by intramuscular (IM) injection will mainly induce IgG antibodies in the blood; this matches the body’s response to pathogens introduced by the same route. It is well known that IM vaccines generate very little or no sIgA in the respiratory tract. Therefore, IM injection is not an efficient way of prepping our immune system against respiratory viruses. If a vaccine should protect us from respiratory viruses and from transmitting them to others, it should elicit an IgA-based immunity in our respiratory tract, especially in the upper airways; which is not what the IM vaccines being given out do. [4]

So, either natural infection through our respiratory tract or nasal vaccination is required to induce effective immunity against respiratory viruses. With COVID-19, this is borne out by a recent animal study, which confirmed that the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine administered by the intramuscular route failed to protect hamsters from the infection by SARS-COV-2 or to prevent the transmission of this virus. When the (IM) vaccinated animals were challenged with the virus through the airways, they still became infected, and their lungs were damaged. On the other hand, the animals that were vaccinated by the nasal route were able to clear the viruses in the URT and prevent the infection in the lower respiratory tract (LRT). The lack of protection against infection of the airways by serum IgG is not limited to SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, but to all pathogens and this was known as early as 1984.

In conclusion, sIgA on the mucous membranes, especially in the URT, is necessary for effective and protective immunity against respiratory viruses, and it is induced only when the antigen is introduced via the natural route—into the URT itself. This rule applies to both natural pathogens and vaccines.

So, we gain little protection from the IM vaccines, and what little we do gain is after much of the damage is already done when the virus reaches the lungs where it can then confront the IgG antibodies. No doubt, here the vaccines would help to enhance the IgG levels, to fight the virus; but by then it may be a little late, as if the virus reaches the lung it is there that it triggers the ‘cytokine storm’, which results in hospitalisation, steroids, oxygen, etc. That is why it is probably maintained that the vaccine doesn’t stop covid infection but only reduces the chance of death. While there is logic in that statement given the above procedure on how the vaccine works on the anti-bodies given the negative impact outlined below one cannot be sure as to the overall effect of the vaccine.

We therefore see that, while not doing much good (as they don’t impact the IgA antibodies which should have been the main target of any vaccine for a respiratory infection) these IM vaccines, on the contrary, are likely to induce harm, and even death by acting on the IgG anti-bodies, for four reasons:

  • (i)Vaccination and M1/M2 macrophages

Macrophages are an important type of innate immune cells; their role is to ingest and destroy pathogenic microbes. Macrophages can adopt either an M1 or M2 type, depending on the inflammatory state of the tissue. M1 macrophages promote inflammation, whereas M2 macrophages promote wound-healing. Thus, the balance between M1 and M2 macrophages is essential for a healthy immune system. A recent study in monkeys has demonstrated that the intramuscular injection of a vaccine against SARS-COV—the original SARS virus from 2003, which is highly homologous to the causative agent of COVID (SARS-CoV-2)—promoted the elimination of virus particles that were injected directly into the trachea, but also caused severe inflammatory injuries in the lung tissues. Inflammation was exacerbated by a shift of macrophage polarization from wound healing M2 toward inflammatory M1 macrophages. Priming the lung macrophages into M1 type leads to dangerous inflammatory diseases and tissue damages, and that’s what the IM vaccination can do.

  • (ii) Vaccination and Th2-type immunopathology

T helper cells are a type of lymphocytes that plays a key role in the stimulation and regulation of immune responses. Again, there are two major subsets of this cell type, referred to as Th1 and Th2, respectively. Th1 cells activate immune responses against intracellular pathogens, including protozoa, bacteria, and viruses. Th2 cells, on the other hand, help mount a defense against infections with worm parasites, but they also promote allergic diseases such as asthma, atopic dermatitis, and hay fever. A hallmark of Th2-activated responses is an increased abundance in blood and tissues of eosinophil granulocytes. These effector cells are useful for combating worm parasites, but for little else; in allergic disease, they merely contribute to the tissue damage. It is therefore significant that several experimental vaccines against the original SARS virus, while inhibiting proliferation of the virus within the lungs to some degree, caused Th2-type lung pathology, characterized by increased numbers of eosinophil granulocytes within and aggravated injury to the lungs. These results indicate that the experimental vaccines against SARS-CoV may cause more severe illnesses when the vaccinated person is challenged with the real virus. While the manufacturers Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson claim that their vaccines preferentially induce Th1 responses, supporting data from human vaccinees are scarce or lacking altogether. The vaccines can, however, lead to severe respiratory immune disease, including Th2-type immunopathology and autoimmunity.

  • (iii) Negative impact of artificially introduced Spike proteins

The antigens to be formed by the body itself are spike proteins, as they are also found on the envelope of coronaviruses. Spike proteins enter the blood extremely rarely during a respiratory infection with coronaviruses. But only then do they lead to "vascular disease”. The spike proteins that are genetically produced in the body after the injection (mRNA) are also highly toxic and cause symptoms similar to those known from otherwise rare severe courses of corona.

  • (iv) Impact of the nanoparticles or vectors

Free mRNA breaks down quickly in the body, thereby diminishing its effectiveness. To prevent this, and improve stability, advanced technology is required, and this is where lipid nanoparticles come into play. Presently, the most widely used non-viral vector system includes a synthetic positively charged (cationic) lipid. These form stable complexes known as lipoplexes with negatively charged (anionic) nucleic acids. Decorated by positively charged lipids, nucleic acids are more stable and resistant to nuclease degradation. That is why the vaccines are wrapped in these nanoparticles. But despite their clear advantages for drug delivery, lipid nanoparticles have an unwanted side-effect; they have the potential to induce an allergic reaction, particularly for those who suffer with severe allergies. The distribution of the injected nanoparticles or vectors in the body apparently changes from application to application and is also key to possible side effects. Sufficient studies on the targets, i.e. the cells and tissues that are genetically modified, are not available. In leaked animal studies from Japan, a worrying accumulation of nRNA-containing nanoparticles was also found in the ovaries, for example. This could lead to infertility. Other findings and side effects suggest that the heart muscle, the veins of the brain (sinus venosus) and the digestive organs (mesenteric veins), among others, are also targets of these drugs. Health professionals have therefore now been asked to be alert to signs and symptoms of thromboembolism and/or thrombocytopenia (shortness of breath, chest pain, leg swelling, leg pain or persistent abdominal pain, severe or persistent headache, blurred vision, confusion, seizures, petechiae).

Given that intra-muscular vaccines have little effect on respiratory infections (and so on Covid-19) and that they have four major possible side-effect, many of which have been documented across the globe, is it not futile to give these injections which may have themselves been the cause of the second wave in India. As the bulk of the people in India were given the vector vaccine, covishield, and not covaxin it could indicate that the surge was a result of the vaccines and not due to unvaccinated people as promoted by the govt./pharma lobbies/media?

With the Omicron variant this becomes all the clearer as even in a country like Israel which has not only vaccinated the entire population but given most two boosters, there has been a massive surge in Covid-19 cases in January of this year. There have also been similar reports from other countries like the UK and even India. Here we see the bulk of those infected are those with vaccines and even boosters. In fact it is the immunity being given by the highly infectious Omicron which is likely to give herd immunity more than the vaccine as most people are likely to catch it.

Besides, even in the blood stream the vaccines have a short life. Apparently, spike antigen-specific IgG levels rose exponentially and plateaued 21 days after the initial vaccine dose. After the second vaccine dose IgG levels increased further, reaching a maximum approximately 7—10 days later, and remained elevated (average of 58% peak levels) during the additional >100 day follow up period. So the double dose vaccines impact is barely four months and the logic of spreading out the second dose to 84 days is nowhere explained. In addition, it has been reported that the Wuhan strain has been mutating every four months and now it is quite clear that the vaccines have no effect on the Omicron variant as most contracted have been given the double dose.

And sometimes government vaccine policy seems as inextricable as the lockdown absurdities. So, for example, what was the logic of the Indian government rolling out only covaxin for children and not covishield, whose production and availability is far more? Was it a business policy or a health policy? Given that questions have been raised regarding its trials, is this not a grave risk to our children?

Besides with the above-mentioned possible adverse effects with little advantage (as very few children are known to get a serious attack) there is no reason whatsoever to give vaccines to children who rarely catch a serious infection of covid-19. And with the arrival of the even weaker strain Omicron it is even more foolish. In fact this vaccination drive has gone against all scientific opinion.

On December 24 2021, three of the top Indian scientists and officials having a very high presence in the COVID vaccination drive made a statement that their decisions are guided by science and there isn’t scientific basis yet to necessiate paediatric vaccination. [5]

Just a day later, On December 25, the Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi announced that COVID vaccination for teenagers in 15-18 age group will start from January 3 as this will be very helpful for them.

On December 26 a senior epidemiologist of AIIMS Dr Sanjay K Rai, who is principal investigator of Covaxin trials for adults and children at the Institute and also President of Indian Public Health Association, termed this decision of the union government to start COVID vaccination for teenagers and children as ‘unscientific’ and said that this will not yield any additional benefit. He added that before initiating this drive the data from other countries where such vaccination has taken place should be analysed. [6]

When scientists are themselves giving another opinion, one has to seriously consider who is really calling the shots in the anti-covid campaign. Who are the back scene string pullers with the puppets dancing to their tune? The reality is that much of the illogical behaviour on lockdowns, masking, vaccines, etc is not restricted to India but to be seen throughout the world. Only in many western countries there is a lot of opposition, here mostly quiet compliance.

In fact even as I write this article, massive demonstrations are rocking countries like Canada, Australia, UK and even much of Europe and the US against the mandatory use of vaccines. What everyone says is why make them mandatory, leave it to the choice of the individual. More so as these are ‘Emergency Use Vaccines’ and therefore not proven as to their side effects. It is ridiculous to make such vaccines mandatory and also force them on our children.

In fact teams of doctors from all over the world have been explaining that this pandemic itself is a hoax let alone the vaccines!!! So, for example A group of over 500 medical doctors in Germany called ‘Doctors for Information’ made a shocking statement during a national press conference:

The Corona panic is a play. It’s a scam. A swindle. It’s high time we understood that we’re in the midst of a global crime.”

This large group of medical experts publishes a medical newspaper with 5,00,000 copies every week, to inform the public about the massive misinformation in the mainstream media. They also organize mass protests in Europe, like the one on August 29, 2020 where 12 million people signed up and several millions actually showed up.

In Spain a group of 600 medical doctors called ‘Doctors for Truth’, made a similar statement during a press conference.

Covid-19 is a false pandemic created for political purposes. This is a world dictatorship with a sanitary excuse. We urge doctors, the media and political authorities to stop this criminal operation, by spreading the truth.”

Germany and Spain are just two examples. Similar large groups of hundreds of medical experts exist in countries across the world. In the USA a documentary called PLANDEMIC, which exposes COVID-19 as a criminal operation, is supported by over 27,000 medical doctors!

Why are these thousands of medical professionals worldwide saying the pandemic is a crime? To get a fuller picture of the impact of the vaccine one can go through the topics of the National Vaccine Information Center’s (NVIC) Fifth International Public Conference on Vaccination was Protecting Health and Autonomy in the 21st Century. [7]

Then one could also view the graphs of the correlation between vaccine doses and vaccine deaths throughout the world at the site: ‘Covid-19 Vaccine Mandates: Some Relevant Data and Questions’ by Bhaskaran Raman; Department of CSE, IIT Bombay. [8] In this we can see even the highly vaccinated countries, like Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka deaths continue to skyrocket between June and October 2021. And as for the Omicron variant, as we have already seen there was a massive spurt in the most vaccinated western countries like Israel, UK and even in a country like Cuba which saw a ten-fold increase in cases though 86% of its population has been given three doses. Canada has been putting out conflicting reports, but a deeper sudy of the data gives the impression that there has been a spurt in cases and even deaths of the vaccinated. Besides it has been shown that protection against infection drops rapidly after the first month and protection against disease severity drops after six months. In fact the boost of IgG anti-bodies plateaus after 21 days. Also all governments continue to insist on masking, etc even after taking the vaccination. Nothing is really understandable unless we go behind the curtain and discover the real reasons for this entire pandemic.

Anyhow, now let us turn to the economic and even the non-covid health of the nation as a result of the pandemic/lockdown.

  • 3 Collateral Damage of Lockdown

First let it be clear the government of India (past or present) has never cared about the health of its people that is why even after Covid its expenditure on health care continues to be one the lowest in the world at a mere 1% of GDP. They have done nothing to reduce TB death, deaths from malaria, while deaths from diabetes, heart and cancer skyrocket. And as for hygiene levels the less said the better — whether water purity, food adulteration and infestation, toilet availability, cleanliness — India is the pits in all with no sign of improvement.

So, why should anyone believe that the governments at centre and state levels were really concerned about Covid -19. Why the sudden overenthusiasm is inexplicable? Afterall deaths from TB in India increased by 13% to about 1350 per day in 2020 and for years cases are over 2.5 million year-in and year out. In fact, in 2020 the number of TB deaths were double those of Covid. But not a word on these! The government long since did away with the malaria eradication campaign resulting not only in a spike in malaria (including the lethal falciparum and cerebral) but numerous other mosquito-related diseases like Dengue, filaria, etc. Then why the sudden enthusiasm over Covid, even at the cost of destroying the entire economy and even the education level of the youth. Or was there some other sinister design to these steps? After all India has 26,703 deaths daily (those reported); so, where did Covid fit into this huge figure to warrant such drastic measures.

Why did a new member of the well-known coronavirus family known generally known for limited seasonal damage attract such extreme reaction right from the start when there was no reason to conclude that its fatality rate is very high? Why was a situation of panic created deliberately? Tuberculosis which is a highly infectious respiratory disease and kills 1.5 million every year and has a fatality rate of 15 compared to less than 0.5 for COVID-19 has never attracted such panic reaction. Pneumonia kills 900000 children below five years of age very year, also killing many elderly people but it has never attracted such attention. Up to 50 million people, mostly poor workers, suffering from serious respiratory/ lung occupational diseases are involved in a grim struggle for survival all the time but they have never attracted such attention.

Whatever the doubts of the governments’ sincerity, the collateral damage has been disastrous not only in terms of the economy, but also in the defacto destruction of education and even what little existed in health care. 

In fact, this latest Oxfam Report released during the current World Economic Forum session in January 2022 is entitled “Inequality kills”. The worst year of the pandemic for India was 2021. In this year, the report added, as many as 845 Indian households suffered a fall of income, for many into deep and stubborn poverty. 120 million jobs were lost of which 92 million were in the informal sector. In 2021, FAO (Food & Agricultural Organisation of the UN) reported that there were 200 million undernourished people in India, and India was home to a quarter of all undernourished people around the world. Pew estimated that the number of poor people doubled from 55 million people in 2020 to 120 million in 2021. Oxfam reported that daily-wage workers topped the numbers of people who committed suicide in 2020, followed by self-employed and unemployed people. More than 4.6 crore Indians, meanwhile, are estimated to have fallen into extreme poverty in 2020, nearly half of the global new poor according to the United Nations.

But that is not all. For the first time in decades even the middle classes were badly hit. A new Pew Research Centre analysis finds that the middle class in India is estimated to have shrunk by 32 million in 2020 as a consequence of the downturn, compared with the number it may have reached absent the pandemic. This accounts for 60% of the global retreat in the number of people in the middle-income tier (defined here as people with incomes of $10.01-$20 a day). [9] And this is just in 2020; the second wave was even more devastating on the middle classes which witnessed large number of deaths, most after paying lakhs to hospitals.

On the other hand, this Oxfam report further stated that during the pandemic (since March 2020, through to November 30, 2021), the wealth of Indian billionaires increased from Rs 23.14 lakh crore (USD 313 billion) to Rs 53.16 lakh crore (USD 719 billion). In this year, the net wealth of one billionaire, Gautam Adani, multiplied eight times from $ 8.9 bn in 2020 to $ 50.5 bn in 2021. According to the real time data by Forbes, as of 24 November 2021, Adani’s net worth stood at a gigantic USD 82.2 billion. This tremendous growth in a span of eight months, during India’s deadly second wave, when lakhs lost their lives is an indication of the crudity of the system in India. The net worth of Mukesh Ambani doubled to $ 85.5 bn. In fact Ambani added Rs.90 crore to his wealth every hour. While Adani’s wealth growth would be even more. In 2020, just 98 families in India held more wealth than 555 million Indians. While at the same time, Oxfam India CEO Amitabh Behar said that the “stark reality of inequality contributing to the death of at least 21,000 people each day, or one person every four seconds”.

To add fuel to the fire the lockdown has sent Indian education back by decades. Another disastrous impact of the lockdown was on children/student’s education. As mentioned by Jean Dreze in an article in Indian Express dated Sept 16 2021:

The School Children’s Online and Offline Learning (SCHOOL) survey found that online had a very limited reach: The proportion of sample children who were studying online regularly was 24% in urban areas and 8% in rural areas. This is all the more striking as three-fourths of urban households and half of rural households had smart phones.

A simple reading test confirmed that child literacy rates have sunk well below ordinary levels. In the age group 8 to 12 years, for instance, only half the rural children, were able to read a simple sentence. Among the currently enrolled in Grade 3, only one-fourth could read more than a few words. Comparisons with the last population census the National Family and Health Survey and the ASER (Annual Status of Education Report — it is biennially published SURVEY by NGO Pratham since 2005) all suggest that child literacy is in freefall.

This year when extra resources were urgently needed to renovate schools, train teachers, prepare new learning material and initiate health-related precautions, the FM blissfully reduced the budget of the Department of School Education by 10% even as the union budget as a whole increased by 15%. To this day the central government persists with its delusion faith in online education. In the PM’s own words last week: “the challenges of education were many, but all of you found solutions to those challenges swiftly. Online classes, group video calls, online projects, online exams, etc. were not even heard before. But our teachers, parents and our youth have easily made them a part of their daily life”.

At the international level 188 countries have imposed countrywide school closures during the pandemic, affecting more than 1.6 billion children and youth.

Incidentally the closure of anganwadis in the last 17 months raises similar issues. Anganwadis provide many essential services to women and children as also mid-day meals and some basic education to children. Anganwadis are the primary units of the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS), the world’s largest State-promoted social programme. ICDS was launched on October 2, 1975, with about 5,000 Anganwadis to deliver high-quality healthcare, nutrition, community education, pre-school non-formal education, immunisation, as well as referral services. The aim is to reduce infant mortality and child malnutrition. Close to half a century later, according to government data, the country has about 1.4 million anganwadis in 7,000 blocks and around 2.8 million frontline personnel. Yet, India is still grappling with child malnutrition. These centres provide supplementary nutrition, non-formal pre-school education, nutrition, and health education, immunization, health check-up and referral services of which the last three are provided in convergence with public health systems. Anganwadi workers are paid around Rs 5000 a month ($68), less than half of India’s average monthly salary of $148. Workers provide supplementary nutrition for children, pregnant women, and nursing mothers, teach mothers about child nutrition, and give pre-formal school education.

And even this minimum support was shut throughout the pandemic worsening the nutritional level of the children and throwing lakhs of women out of jobs, even if temporarily

Already one-third of the world’s stunted children live in India. This is the highest number in the world. Stunting in children is associated with underdeveloped brains and long-term harmful consequences for learning capacity, school performance, and later earning ability. Persistent undernutrition is a matter of deep concern, especially in the context of successive and severe droughts in many parts of the country. A stunting level of 38% NFHS4, National Family Health Survey 5 is the recent round of the survey carried on by MoH&FW (Ministry of Health and Family Welfare) to bring out data on emerging health and family welfare issues; NFHS 4 was conducted in 2015-16 means 38% of our young are growing up with impaired development.

And when even these small sops were stopped during covid one can imagine the damage — to the child’s health, to the employment of the women, to the education of the child....

Not only that for all the hype of our frontline workers being compared to heroic soldiers during a war (which it was called initially) the governments at both centre and state have been treating our million strong ASHA workers like dirt. This is one glaring example of neglect of the main force in rural India countering the Covid.

In 2005 the government launched the National Rural Health Mission and recruited ASHA workers. There are over one million ASHA workers in India. Forbes reported in July 2021 that “Currently ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist) workers have been instructed to focus on vaccines. So they wake up at 5 am and go around the village underling the importance of vaccines.” The quoted one worker as saying : “We have to walk 4 to 5 kms every day to work with mothers, pregnant women, infants and children in villages—ensuring they are vaccinated, ensuring they are not anaemic, transferring pregnant mothers to hospitals on time, making sure there is no delay in their registration, and getting their blood tests done. Apart from that, informing the health department about cases of any new infections in the community, not just Covid, is also our responsibility.”

They are not accepted as workers and have been paid a stipend of Rs.3,500 a month with no increase due to the heavy covid work. They are forced to work 10-15 hours per day. They also get not health insurance if they contract covid not give insurance. Though their job required them to come in touch with people, a majority of ASHAs were not provided with PPE, masks, gloves or sanitisers. There are just 4 ASHA s in the district, handling 12 villages.

In June 2001 68,000 ASHA workers went on a weeklong strike until the state govt agreed to fulfil their demands — an increment of Rs.1000 in wages and Rs.500 as covid allowance. They were also promised a smartphone, so that they can be tracked day-and-night. Such strikes took place in many parts of the country. As an ASHA worker said “ever since Covid, our working hours have increased.. We have to follow up on every single thing. Who has fallen sick? Who is in isolation? Who is awaiting their test results? Have the Covid-positive patients recovered? We are supposed to document it in a form every single day. It is exhausting. The government has also imposed the responsibility of conducting online surveys without much training. There is also a tremendous increase in anxiety. This has really affected our work, our efficiency—we are so stressed and overburdened all the time.”

And finally there is no account of the lakhs who have suffered due to the forced isolation, particularly the elderly and sick who have virtually been pushed to death. India has 139.6 million populace aged over 60 years old. COVID -19 poses a serious challenge to the aged in India because 70% live in rural areas. The strict measures such as social and physical distancing, self-isolation and travel restrictions disproportionately disrupt livelihoods of the aged and their access to routine health care, pathology services and non-emergency surgeries both in the short and long term. One of the horrifying aspects of COVID -19 is the harm it puts on older persons who meet with manifold and compounding threats including being physically more vulnerable than others due to greater risk of the impacts of social segregation and are at major peril from the likely long-established socio-economic shocks of the pandemic.

Of course, TB they too are part of the “useless” people Harari talks about! But it is not just these, even younger people have to face enormous psychological problems, all compounded by the insecurity from a bleak future. Most have had to use up their savings, mortgage their gold and houses and many have even resorted to selling one kidney in order to survive. I was speaking to some lawyers (of which there are lakhs) who have had no briefs for a good 17 months pushing them to the brink. But unlike the minute by minute account of covid deaths, there is no account of the number of suicides and premature deaths from this section of people.

Do our governments really care for our people? With this massive collateral damage worth was the lockdown (now proven ineffective) really worth it? There would be thousands of other examples of the callousness of the powers that be towards the people but let us stop here and now turn to try and understand as to who was really calling the shots and running this entire covid programme. As we have seen it is not everyone who suffered,, a handful in India and abroad made phenomenal gains, the type of which they have never seen in decades — amidst this holocaust.

  • 4. The International Cabal & Indian Stooges

Any perceptive person would wonder how a lockdown could be implemented with such cohesion in most countries of the world practically simultaneously. That too within a few days of the WHO declaring a pandemic with steps suggested that have never before been tried or tested before. Particularly on the basis of a mere 1,16,000 cases throughout the world and just 4291 deaths worldwide at the time the WHO declared a pandemic. On March 13, 2020 this was declared and lockdowns began within a week. With masking, hand sanitization, social-distancing et al. Trump declared a lockdown on March 18 with just 600 cases. Most of the 194 countries followed suit. How could such a consensus be reached on an international scale, that too at such short notice, on an issue which seemed unreal at that time. An issue that had no precedent in history. For this one needs to study the network of the cabal worldwide. In this article we shall just see its operations in India, and from this assume such a network exists elsewhere. No doubt with the two major conflicting world powers — the US & China — on the same wavelength on covid/lockdown, the task became easier.

To try and understand this jaddo there are a few things that need to be seen. First, is that the perpetrations must have been taken much earlier and not just in the week after the WHO declaration. Second the vaccine research into genetic engineering on corona viruses was also quite old as ‘Gain of Function’ activities as part of their biological warfare preparation. The third and the most important point is the extensive web of the Cabal through philanthropic and other organisations through which they have entrapped much of the world with the WEF, UN, US bodies at their head.

While the first two points have been mainly covered in my earlier article, here I will outline the international web of ‘health-care’ organisations and the extent of their network in India. The ties would be so deep that they were able to get all state governments to act with equal heartlessness no matter whether they were of the BJP or the opposition or even the Left/AAP. On covid/pandemic/lockdown policies there was little to distinguish them, though they may have been at each other’s throats on other issues.

First let us see the international organisation which have large networks in India and then we shall turn to their Indian stooges in politics, bureaucracy, big business and also in the medical profession.

Some of the major international players are PATH, IHME, CEPI, GAVI, BMFG, Rockefeller Trust, Welcome Trust, amongst others. Their Indian counterparts are, first, the mother of all health bodies — PHFI & ICMR — and then we have numerous others like ITSU, NEGVAC, NACO, and now of course the Covid Task Force. The former lot function in close association with the WHO, WEF, US/UK/EU governmental outfits (like NIH, etc) a number of UN bodies and Big Pharma; the latter function in close association with GOI, NITI Ayog, many state govts and local NGOs. Naturally the power and dictates flow from the former who hold the purse strings and use their Indian counterparts as agents for their nefarious world agenda. No doubt similar networks would exist in other countries, otherwise such a coordinated agenda would have not been possible. Never has it happened before on such a scale.

First let us have a brief look at the international bodies :

The first and one of the oldest is PATH (formerly known as the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health) is an international global health organization based in Seattle, with 1,600 employees in more than 70 countries around the world. Its president and CEO is Nikolaj Gilbert, who is also the Managing Director and CEO of Foundations for Appropriate Technologies in Health (FATH), PATH’s Swiss subsidiary. PATH focuses on six platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—to develop innovations and implement solutions. Founded in 1977 as the Program for the Introduction and Adaptation of Contraceptive Technology with a focus on family planning, PATH soon broadened its purpose to work on a wide array of emerging and persistent global health issues in the areas of health technologies, maternal health, child health, reproductive health, vaccines and immunization, and emerging and epidemic diseases such as HIV, malaria, tuberculosis, and COVID-19. PATH’s income in 2020 was $303,223,000 and its expenses in 2020 were a massive US$294,369,000 (Rs.22,000 crores). It gets the bulk of its funds from US Foundations.

Then there is the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). It is a research institute working in the area of global health statistics and impact evaluation at the University of Washington in Seattle. The Institute is headed by Christopher J.L. Murray, a physician and health economist, and professor at the University of Washington Department of Global Health, which is part of the School of Medicine. IHME conducts research and trains scientists, policymakers, and the public in health metrics concepts, methods, and tools. Its mission includes judging the effectiveness and efficacy of health initiatives and national health systems. IHME also trains students at the post-baccalaureate (degree of bachelor conferred by universities and colleges) and post-graduate levels. In 2020, IHME published its model projecting deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic in the US, and informed guidelines developed by the Trump administration. IHME was launched in June 2007 based on a core grant of $105 million primarily funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.[3] Among its earliest projects was to produce new estimates of mortality rates, which were published in The Lancet in September 2007. In 2017, the Gates Foundation provided IHME with another $279 million grant.

Another one of the biggest players in the health sphere is the Welcome Trust. The Welcome Global Charitable Foundation is funded by a £38.2 billion investment portfolio and linked to the Glaxo Pharma conglomerate. They have been active players in promoting the steps taken in the Covid-19 pandemic. The type of money they expend is gigantic over a billion-dollar per year.

Next we have the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI). It is a foundation that takes donations from public, private, philanthropic, and civil society organisations, to finance independent research projects to develop vaccines against emerging infectious diseases (EID). CEPI was conceived in 2015 and formally launched in 2017 at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. It was co-founded and co-funded with US$460 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Welcome Trust, and the governments of India, Germany, Japan and Norway, and was later joined by the European Union (2019) and the United Kingdom (2020). CEPI is headquartered in Oslo, Norway. CEPI is focused on the World Health Organization’s (WHO) "blueprint priority diseases", which include: the Middle East respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus (MERS-CoV), the Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the Nipah virus, the Lassa fever virus, and the Rift Valley fever virus, as well as the Chikungunya virus and the hypothetical, unknown pathogen "Disease X". So, CEPI’s main sphere of focus is for vaccines for respiratory diseases; including covid-19.

And then we have the most notorious of them all Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI), founded in 2000 and primarily promoted by BMGF. Gavi brings together developing country and donor governments, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the World Bank, the vaccine industry in both industrialised and developing countries, research and technical agencies, civil society, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and other private philanthropists, like the Rockefeller Foundation. The period of 2016—2020, over which US$9.3 billion had been received by Gavi, the UK was the largest donor, providing around 25% of total funding.

And probably with a plan to promote the ‘new normal’ and pandemic related policies just last month (Jan 2022) The International Treaty on Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness and Response or Pandemic Treaty is a proposed international agreement to strengthen pandemic prevention, preparedness and response. The 194 World Health Organization (WHO) member states agreed in December 2021 to begin negotiations on a global pandemic treaty, aiming for a draft agreement to be finalized by May 2024 for consideration by the 77th World Health Assembly. Obviously, we are going to see more ‘pandemics’.

The biggest international player though, particularly in the field of health care, is none other than Bill Gates and his foundation BMGF (Bill and Malinda Gates Foundation). In India they have their fingers in nearly every pie — governmental, bureaucracy, vaccine companies, and in most of the organizations mentioned above.

Not only has the SII and the Poonawallas been heavily funded by them, but also Bharat Biotech received an additional grant amount of $4 million in October 2020 after receiving funding of $19 million from the BMGF in November 2019. In addition, Biological-E Limited has been BMGF grantee since 2013. It received funding of 37 million dollars in April 2021 from BMGF. Things get really murky when we realise that Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has been nominated by the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) as a member on the GAVI Board. Dr. Harsh Vardhan will be representing the South East Area Regional Office (SEARO)/ Western Pacific Regional Office (WPRO) constituency on the GAVI Board. He will be representing India from January 1, 2021 until December 31, 2023. And ironies of ironies it is none other than our PM who has close links with Bill Gates. The BMGF’s close relationship with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is no secret. In September 2019, the BMGF conferred the “Global Goalkeeper Award” to Modi for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

Not surprisingly he in return they were granted the farm laws. India’s civil society organizations revealed in April 2021 that Microsoft India will unfairly benefit from Sections 4-2, 5, 7 and 17-2a of the controversial Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act of 2020, one of the laws farmers have been protesting against and now withdrawn. Farmer organizations and internet privacy advocacy groups showed that a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed between Microsoft India and India’s Ministry of Agriculture could potentially give Gates’ company access to a database of 50 million Indian farmers and their land records maintained by the government. It is important to flag here that BMGF is also involved in several agricultural programs across the country. They need to be made public. [10]

The incestuous relationships between the Gates, vaccine producers, big business and top doctors comes out in the AstraZeneca story. Ironically when the third world was pushing to lift patents on the vaccine it was Bill Gates who vehemently opposed this, and it was he who was instrumental in asking the Oxford research team to tie up with AstraZeneca. Bill Gates is heavily invested in vaccines and has been the most aggressive in pushing for patents and the dangerous GM crops. And not surprisingly, given Gates close relationship with the Poonawallas, it was the SII who has been the main producer of the AZ vaccine, covishield, in India. Interestingly AstraZeneca has as its main promotors Astra of Sweden and arms dealer Hinduja (IDL) with its main plant and research centre at Bangalore. Ironically Advocate Dariaus.E. Udwadia, earlier director, was appointed as the Chairman in 2000, and the bulk of its senior staff are Indians. He was a partner in Crawford Bailey for 20 years and later formed his own law firm around 1996. The plot gets even murkier when we see top pulmonologist Zarir Udwadia establishes his main chest clinic at the Hinduja Hospital. Zarir Udwadia has been prolific in the media promoting the Big Pharma agenda on Covid.

AZ is where the international and ‘national’ closely fuse. Now let us turn to the ‘Indian’ organisations and look at their close controls by the foreign bodies. In the coronacapitalism article we saw all the nefarious links of the members of the PHFI and particularly its Rs.1 crore a month founding (and present) President Sreenath Reddy. Now we shall take a closer look at the ICMR, the official top body of the GOI.

The ICMR, which has set up the Task Force on Covid, has nefarious connections of its own. During the time of the infamous illegal HPV vaccine trials in India a parliamentary standing committee produced a scathing report of the ICMR’s role. It stated that it was unwise on the part of ICMR to go in the PPP mode with PATH, as such an 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. The Committee from its examination has found that DHR/ICMR have completely failed to perform their mandated role and responsibility as the apex body for medical research in the Country. Rather, in their over-enthusiasm to act as a willing facilitator to the machinations of PATH they have even transgressed into the domain of other bodies/ agencies which deserves the strongest condemnation and strictest action against them. Ironically, India’s illegal HPV vaccine trials, ICMRs role in it, and how a similar incident repeated with the Covaxin Phase III trials.

Back then, the conflict of interest of ICMR was only limited to the trials that were being conducted. Today, the conflict of interest of the ICMR is enormous, as ICMR Director Balaram Bhargava, and past Directors such as Soumya Swaminathan and Vishwa Mohan Katoch sat on the board of PHFI along with leaders from pharmaceutical companies, the Gates Foundation, industrialists, etc. The ICMR also got into a deal with Bharat Biotech, and gets 5% royalty on the sale of the vaccine. The ICMR has inked other deals along with the Gates Foundation as well. ICMR guidelines are followed like a religious book all over our country today. Is that the reason why it has been mandated that only covaxin be given to children?

That too at a time when it is doubtful about the reliability of the clinical trials of covaxin. Multiple news reports have also highlighted the irregularities in the clinical trial phase of the Covaxin in India, particularly in Bhopal. In an article titled “India’s COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Participants Claim They Were Misled” published on an online portal IndiaSpend on 12.02.2021, it is reported that individuals were lured to participate in the trial after paying Rs. 750. The death of one person who took the vaccine was also reported.

But the entire projects get even murkier with the setting up of ITSU. ITSU was Setup by PHFI in 2012 by a $ 6.9 million grant from Gates Foundation. The Gates Foundation had funded an activity called ‘evidence to policy’ at the Immunisation Technical Support Unit (ITSU), which in turn acted as secretariat of another key body called the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI). This was a crucial panel that examines scientific evidence on the effectiveness of new vaccines and recommends their inclusion in the national vaccination programmes. The Senior Management Team of the ITSU’s key areas of focus consist of the AEFI Secretariat, Implementation of India’s Immunization Program, & the Communications Strategy of the Covid-19 Vaccine Communication Program. Other Partners in deciding the communication strategy of the Covid-19 vaccine program include UNICEF & the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Having seen how the ‘Indian’ health bodies are deeply dependent of t International players, let us now turn to the individuals involved in these. Here are some of the big-wigs on the Covid -19 Task Force and their international connections:

(All the connections of these operators presented below is taken from the research paper of the Awaken India Movement website. As they have not been denied anywhere, I take them as authentic)

The Chairperson is one Dr. Vinod K. Paul, who reports directly to the PM and is a visiting Professor, PHFI, is also often Chief Guest at PHFI functions

  • Chairs Empowered Group on Medical Infrastructure & Covid Management Plan; Chairs National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for Covid-19; Launched “Navigating the New Normal” Campaign created by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to create behavior change in people. [11]
  • Part of Panel on Stigmatization head along with PHFI Governing board member Lav Agarwal & Gates Foundation India Head Hari Menon [12]
  • Part of a panel discussion on Holistic long term medicare system in the case of covid 19 alongside PHFI President Srinath Reddy.  [13]
  • Released “Health System for a New India” Report with Bill Gates, was a major contributor to Aayushman Bharat Scheme Praised by Bill Gates.
    Part of Advisory panel on Covid-19 Vaccine communication strategy, who’s core partners include ITSU, BMGF & UNICEF [14]
  • His research is directly funded by Wellcome Trust [15]
  • Contributor to India State level disease burden initiative, funded by Gates Foundation. [16]
  • And as we have already seen is now also heading the NEGVAC.
    Ex Co-chair of the Task Force, Preeti Sudan:
  • Ex Governing Body Member of PHFI  [17]
  • Ex-consultant for the World Bank [18]
  • Member of the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness Setup by the WHO [19]
  • Board Member of the Partnership for Maternal, New born & childhood health, who’s funders and other board members include the Gates Foundation, USAID, World Bank, WHO, Pfizer, Novartis, Johnson & Johnson, GAVI  [20]
  • Speaker at events hosted by Nudge & the Rockefeller Foundation  [21]
    1st Present Co-chair: Rajesh Bhushan, Health secretary
  • On the advisory panel of India’s Covid19 vaccine communication strategy, who’s core partners include Gates Foundation, ITSU,  UNICEF  [22]
  • Co-chair of NEGVAC [23]
  • Expressed full support for behaviour change campaign started by Gates Foundation focused on mask wearing by all & social distancing. The mask-wearing campaign is designed by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in partnership with McCann Worldgroup. [24]
    2nd Co-chair: Dr. Balram Bhargava; Director General ICMR
  • Co-chairperson, NTAGI  [25]
  • Member of NEGVAC  [26]
  • Governing Body Member of PHFI; — Personally handed awards along with Bill Gates to Cyrus Poonawalla and Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
  • Hosted Bill Gates at ICMR  [27]
  • Entered a collaborative deal by signing a DOI with Gates Foundation and NIH, right before the Covid-19 pandemic began [28]
  • Launched National Data Quality Forum along with Rockefeller created Population Council, WHO, & the Gates Foundation [29]
  • Balram Bhargava started the School of International Biodesign, with the help of Stanford University and IIT. According to him : “We have had funding from various agencies, including national governments and international agencies, the Gates Foundation, the Grand Challenges Canada and the Pfizer Foundation, not to mention private investment from angel investors and others”  [30]
  • Sits on the Board of the International vaccine institute which accelerates vaccine research and development worldwide, and is funded by the Gates Foundation, Wellcome Trust, CEPI, etc.” [31]
  • Author of clinical trials of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin  [32]
    Then there is the facilitator: Dr. Samiran Panda
  • Has received grants for his research from the WHO
  • Study coordinator in a project supported by the Rockefeller created Population Council. Study coordinator in a project supported by the Ford Foundation & World Bank. [33]
     Part of panel discussion hosted by infamous NGO PATH & Rockefeller Foundation on Sarscov2 surveillance in India  [34]
    Then there are AIIMS Chief Dr. Randeep Guleria and some 17 others of which some eight are attached to ICMR and includes such notables as Dr.Sreenath Reddy & Dr. J.V Prasad Rao. We have already seen the notoriety of Reddy (founder and chief of PHFI) who regularly writes articles in the newspapers like Indian Express and Hindu pushing the lockdown agenda aggressively; and as for Prasad Rao: He Used to be Co-chair of the India AIDS Initiative that was started by the Gates Foundation, along with fellow co-chair Rajat Gupta, and Director of Gates Foundation India, Ashok Alexander. India AIDS Initiative (aka Avahan) was funded to the tune of 200 million dollars over the years! [35] He is Special Advisor to UNAIDS and Ex Director at NACO.

The list could go on and on but there is little to distinguish them from the international mafia. And what is in the public domain must only be a fraction of their real links and the amounts deposited in tax havens.

Besides these there have been some notables who have been used by the Cabal to push their media and other agenda to make sure that what is being promoted looks like ‘science’ and the rest as ‘conspiracy’. Particularly noteworthy are Dr. Narendra Kumar Arora, Dr. Gangadeep Kang and Dr. K. Vijayraghavan. Let us the briefly look at their credentials:

1) Dr. Narendra Kumar Arora is a major player on the show:
* He is Teaching Faculty at PHFI since 2014; Member of National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI); Chairperson, Operational Research Group of National Covid-19 Task Force; Chairperson of Scientific Advisory Committee of HPV program between India’s Dept of Biotechnology & Gates Foundation; WHO Strategic Group Member; Part of SAGE Group; Adviser to Bill Gates’ Projects on Immunization; Member, GACVS; Adviser to National AEFI Committee in 2017; Chairperson of National AEFI Committee from 2008-2017; Member of Scientific Advisory Board, ICMR (2007); Rockefeller INCLEN fellowship, 1993; Contributor to WHO’s Covid19 Vaccine Safety Surveillance Manual [36]

2) Dr. Cherry Gagandeep Kang
* Professor at CMC Vellore (Which receives a lot of grants from the Gates Foundation, Wellcome Trust, Rockefeller Foundation, Ford Foundation, etc) [37]
* Head of Wellcome Trust Research Lab at CMC
* Member of Global Health Scientific Advisory Committee in the Gates Foundation
* Vice chair of the board of CEPI (body created & funded by Bill Gates, World Economic Forum, Wellcome Trust, etc) [38]
 * Core Member, NTAGI  [39]
*Adviser, WHO, GACVS [40]
* Most if not all of her research directly funded by the Gates Foundation
* Involved in the drafting of the revised AEFI causality assessment guidelines, which make it impossible to attribute deaths and new serious adverse events to vaccines.

3) K. Vijayraghavan
* Principal Scientific Advisor to Government of India :
* Member of Covid-19 Task Force Vaccine setup to encourage R&D for vaccine manufacturers.
* Chairperson of CEPI’s interim board (Organization Created & Funded by Bill Gates, Wellcome Trust, World economic forum, etc)
* Ex Governing Board Member of PHFI
* Authored Report along with the Rockefeller Foundation on scaling up Covid-19 testing in India
* Launched “Navigating the New Normal” Campaign created by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to create behaviour change in people
* Speaker at events hosted by Nudge & the Rockefeller Foundation
This may well be the tip of the iceberg, but their deep links with international bodies, huge foreign funds and Big Pharma will indicate what determines their mindset and action for which the entire nation has to pay. The big business houses like Infosys, Ambanis, Tatas, Mahindras, Biocon, etc involvement in this nefarious nexus has already been outlined in my ‘coronacapitalism’ article. The bulk of Indian media houses dance to the same tune; surprising even the left and liberal sections — or are at best silent on the issue. Maybe as, on this issue, both the West and China are at the same wavelength and often Schwab promotes China as the ideal explains the silence of the left. And finally, we have the doctors and big hospitals who have made a killing during this pandemic, next only to the digital moguls and top financiers, who are anyhow known for their close links with Big Pharma. 

The important point to look at was how the entire world fell in line and only a small section raised their voice against this fraud. It was probably the first time that propaganda was so effective, the media so pliable, and even social media so systematic in taking down any contrary views to the main Big Pharma theme. YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, etc immediately took down any contrary view-point branding them as ‘conspiracy theorists’. Most intellectuals sang the same tune, as though ‘science’ was only that promoted by the cabal, and all else is a conspiracy. Let us see their operations in this sphere as well. 

-* 5 Gobbellian Propaganda & Behavioural Psychology

In May 2020, a month after the pandemic was declared the WHO inked a contract with public relations giant Hill+Knowlton Strategies, an industry leader with offices in more than 40 countries, to develop a blueprint for effective communications in the midst of a modern public health crisis.

Hill+Knowlton is a particularly notorious company with many of their chiefs linked to the US government and the CIA. To understand why the WHO chose such a disreputable company to promote their agenda we will have to look a bit into the antecedents of Hill+Knowlton.

Just some of the antecedents: H&K acted for lobbyist and attorney for Haiti’s infamously repressive “Baby Doc” Duvalier, while its chief, Ron Brown was also Clinton’s Secretary of Commerce. In the early 1990s they played a particularly notorious role on behalf of the Kuwaiti government to white-wash US aggression on Iraq. They have acted on behalf of the Catholic Church in the anti-abortion campaign; they have handled flak for the Three-Mile Island’s near catastrophe; acted to promote the pesticide lobby as also to counter the negative effects of asbestos. They were involved in whitewashing numerous scandals like Debategate, Koreagate, Iran-Contra and BCCI (Bank of Credit and Commercial International).

And most important the B&K had a major role to playin the 1950s and 1960s on behalf of the major tobacco giants to counter the new evidence that had come showing the link between smoking and cancer. As this is very similar to what is happening today by the pharma lobby we will go into some depth on how they acted to pit false science against genuine science. The technique that was adopted today with covid was already played out at a much cruder level in the 1950s with tobacco.

In the 1950s when the link between smoking and cancer became known the cigarette companies went on a massive campaign to obfuscate the issue. It was where, for the first time, H &K devised the method to present fake science to oppose the real science of the cancer link; done most prolifically during the present pandemic. Confronted by compelling peer-reviewed scientific evidence of the harms of smoking, the tobacco industry, beginning in the 1950s, used sophisticated public relations approaches to undermine and distort the emerging science.

Pooling these efforts, Hill & Knowlton produced a compendium of statements by physicians and scientists who questioned the cigarette—lung cancer link. This compendium became a fundamental component of Hill & Knowlton’s initial attempts to shape and implement its public relations strategy.

Hill understood that his clients should be viewed as embracing science rather than dismissing it. The future of the industry would reflect its acceptance of this essential principle. From December 1953 forward, the tobacco companies would present a unified front on smoking and health; more than 5 decades of strategic and explicit collusion would follow. The Tobacco Industry Research Committee (TIRC), a group that would be carefully shaped by Hill & Knowlton to serve the industry’s collective interests, would be central to the explicit goal of controlling the scientific discourse about smoking and health. The public announcement of the formation of the committee came in a full-page advertisement run in more than 400 newspapers across the country, soon known as the “frank statement.” The ad promised that the companies would aggressively pursue the science of tobacco and ensure the well-being of their consumers. Sounds similar to what is going on today with masking, vaccines, lockdown etc?

Why would WHO hire such a notorious PR company and was their approach similar to what they adopted to promote tobacco, pesticides, asbestos, war and mayhem all over the world? So now when some pit ‘science’ ‘against conspiracy theories’ one can understand what science they are talking about. If the tobacco companies could be that effective in promoting ‘science’ through H &K in the 1950s and 1960s, how much more would be the sophistication of promotion of ‘science’ a half century later by Big Pharma could only be imagined. And ironically the same PR company is being utilised for these efforts — no doubt quite effectively using the added psychosis of fear. And in the lead are many a doctor, most of whom have strong ties with the pharma/vaccine lobbies. One of the major weapons H&K suggested to WHO was to get prominent people — top politicians, film stars, sportsmen — to promote their agenda. Did we not see many a PM, top film star, sportsman, supposedly getting Covid and making statements of isolation etc.

But today propaganda techniques have gone far beyond the Gobbellian methods of the past of confing to repeating a lie so often that it seems like the truth. The science of behavioural psychology is being developed and used to convince people of anything, even the most bizarre. Probably that is why people blindly accept the ridiculous methods of the lockdown with which this article started.

In fact Behavioural Scientist, Simon Ruda, cofounder of the British Behavioral Insights Team, unofficially known as the “Nudge Unit” confirms that the British Government has been using propaganda to scare the public into complying with covid rules. In 2010, the Nudge Unit was the first and only government unit dedicated to behavioural science in public policy. By 2021, there were over 400 globally.... Ruda wrote on Jan 13 2022 “We advocated two new dimensions to policy making: behaviour-focused models describing what drives human decision-making; and the priority of empirical research over all other sources of information.” Ruda adds “I remain a supporter of the use of behavioural science in public policy and of the Behavioural Insights Team.....”. But he goes on to add: “ may be worth reflecting on where we need to draw the line between the choice maximizing nudges of libertarian paternalism, and the creeping acceptance among policy makers that the state should use its heft to influence out lives without the accountability of legislative and parliamentary scrutiny...Nudging made subtle state influence palatable, but mixed with a state of emergency, have we inadvertently sanctioned state propaganda”.

Yet look what was attempted in Britain. A March 2020 paper by the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Behaviour Advisory Committee, written on behalf of the UK government’s Scientific Advisory Group of Emergencies (SAGE), in which they stated that the people were “relaxed about the pandemic”; elaborating that “a substantial number of people still do not feel sufficiently personally threatened”, adding that too many “are reassured by the low death rates in their demographic group”. It then urged the government to increase “the perceived of personal threat ..... among those who are complacent, using hard-hitting emotional messaging”. 

As one sociologist, Prof Emeritus Frank Furedi, mentioned in an article (Spiked Jan 14, 2022) : Nudging treats people’s emotional lives and relationships as legitimate objects of policymaking and professional intervention — the politics of behaviour has given rise to a new form of technocratic governance. Indeed over the past two years, subliminal psychological manipulation has near-universally replaced debate and discussion.

In fact, way back in 2010 Britain’s deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg, casually remarked that the Nudge Unit could change the way citizens think. In 2010 itself the U.K Cabinet Office and the Institute for Government published a paper entitled “Mindspace: Influencing Behaviour Through Public Policy” in which they basically admit that the use of behavioural psychology in policymaking “deprives people of the power to democratically determine their future”. The report presents this kind of government activity as a form of “surrogate willpower” which on its face shows that individual freedom is not honoured or even taken seriously. Instead, government is actively trying to make our decisions for us, in large part by indoctrinating us with certain “values” and ideas that we might nor naturally share of agree with.

Not surprisingly the same began to be implemented in India by none other than the NITI Ayog. According to its own website, it states : On June 25, 2020, NITI Aayog launched a new campaign “Navigating the New Normal” and a website. The campaign aims to help people follow norms to contain COVID-19. It adds : The Campaign has two parts. The first part of the campaign includes a web portal that contains the following related to COVID-19

  • Behavioural science
  • Nudge and social Norm Theory
    The second part of the campaign is media focused and will create awareness about the importance of wearing masks. Further it states :

The website provided information about simple and easy to practice ideas in the day to day lives. These ideas help to design the environment of the citizens in such a way that adopting such behaviour changes are easy. Around 92,000 NGOs are currently working with NITI Aayog to implement the behavioural changes. The campaign and website were launched in partnership with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Ministries of Health and Women and Child Development

Giving further details the Website states: NITI Aayog, in partnership with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), Centre for Social and Behavioural Change (CSBC), Ashoka University, and the Ministries of Health and WCD, today launched a behaviour change campaign called ‘Navigating the New Normal’, and its website. Focusing on Covid-safe behaviours, especially wearing masks, during the ‘Unlock’ phase of the ongoing pandemic, the campaign was launched in the presence of NITI Aayog Member Dr V.K. Paul, CEO Amitabh Kant, Principal Scientific Adviser Prof. K. Vijayraghavan, BMGF Country Director Hari Menon, noted lyricist and CEO and CCO of McCann Worldgroup India Prasoon Joshi. Senior officials of NITI Aayog, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, and BMGF were also present. As many as 92,000 NGOs and civil society organisations(CSOs) working with NITI Aayog too participated in the virtual launch, which was done via a webcast.

Developed under the guidance of Empowered Group 6, constituted by the Government of India and chaired by CEO, NITI Aayog

Wish NITI Ayog came out with the names of the NGOs then one would get to know how they are subtlely working to act on our sub-conscious behaviour. Obviously as elsewhere it is the Gates Foundation that sets the tune which our NITI Ayog and 92,000 others implement. 92,000!! Imagine the extent of their network throughout the country. No wonder all state governments too fall in line.

Now listen to what these geniuses as to what they say at that virtual lunch :
In his opening address, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said, ‘As India unlocks, one key worry is how do we encourage the public and institutions to practise Covid-safe behaviours. Until a vaccine is available, wearing masks along with practising hand hygiene and social distancing, will be important to slow down the spread of the novel coronavirus. 

Empowered Group 6 and Ministry of Health wanted that we give a nudge towards desired social behaviour in which the enforcement burden shifts from the Government to the citizens. NITI Aayog, in partnership with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Centre for Social and Behavioural Change, has made an effort to provide people with prompts and reminders along with simple, easy-to-practice ideas of designing their environment in such a manner that practising these behaviours become easy.’
NITI Aayog Member Dr V.K. Paul emphasized that our future is dependent not on the virus but our behaviours. ‘If we create distance, wear masks, or use a barrier like a vaccine, the virus can’t spread. We are fighting this war with the ingenuity of humanity. In an ideal world, if we create and fortify these Covid-safe behaviours, the virus will not be able to spread. Special areas of concern are small factories and poor labourers, who comprise a large part of our vulnerable population, and where and to whom these messages must penetrate and reach. We hope as we build this campaign that there will be many other strands; that this will not just be a ripple or a wave, but a tsumani of behaviour change.’ 

Principal Scientific Adviser K. Vijayraghavan lauded the initiative and said the disease will spread in an unmitigated manner unless we effectively increase distancing. MoHFW Officer on Special Duty Rajesh Bhushan expressed the Ministry’s full support for the campaign.

Hari Menon, India Country Director, BMGF, said, ‘We are committed to our partnership with the Government of India and NITI Aayog to support the national Covid-19 response. We are honoured to work together with the Government on this novel initiative that puts behavioural science into practice, in an easy and simple manner, to encourage Covid-19 preventive behaviours. I am hopeful that “Navigating the New Normal” campaign will help normalize protective behaviours, especially mask-wearing.’
McCann Worldgroup India CEO and CCO Prasoon Joshi said, ‘We have a lot of challenges during this phase. We must keep reinforcing Covid-appropriate behaviours till they become a part of our daily routine. Our effort is to nudge the public to adopt the practise of wearing masks. As a society we will have to accept the need of wearing masks, we have to embrace it and reflect it in our behaviour.’

The danger of behavioural science is also in full display when we look at how its being weaponized against the very public it claims to serve. It started with people who refused to buy into the propaganda being labelled as “anti-science conspiracy theorists” and “anti-vaxxers”. Now, those same people are being labelled as dangerous and threats to national security — to be shunned by the public for spreading the diseases and resorting to irresponsible ‘Covid Appropriate Behaviour’. In India this comes easy, as it is merely a new form of untouchability. ‘Contact tracing’ is defacto promoting government surveillance, with social acceptability, and lockdown policy is fuelling acceptability of mass house arrest. And in India you can keep discussing Hindutva vs secularism, or Pegasus vs Open Society (a dream) while such totalitarian policies are introduced without a squeak from liberals, left of progressives even though it is affecting not only the rights of all (particularly those in jail) but also the livelihood of crores! In this case fear of death is the key tool for psychological convincing — after all isn’t ‘life’ more important than ‘rights and livelihood’?

As mentioned in my coronacapitalism article the lockdown agenda goes far beyond what we are told; it is, in fact, laying the ground for the Great Reset through enforcing the ‘new normal’ and so-called ‘covid appropriate behaviour’ and numerous other steps which allow the cabal total control to reset the capitalist economy that has reached the end of their tether.

-* 6. An alternative to virus protection or the Great Reset

The so-called ‘new normal’, ‘covid appropriate behaviour (CAB)’, ‘work from home’, ‘study from home’, entertain from home’ etc etc is moving towards a digital holocaust whereas Klaus Schwab says “You will own nothing, but you will be happy”. It is a technocratic future as pictured by Schwab and given philosophical acceptance by Harari, where the world will have a surfeit of ‘useless’ people — those outside the realm of the digital world.

So mask up and keep your mouth shut; blindly accept the New Normal and ‘Work From Home’ (WFH) for fear of the virus, and adopt CAB — essence of which is social distancing — to stay locked up under defacto house arrest. All this to move towards the Great Reset, which as we have seen in my article on Coronacapitalism is nothing but the control and domination of the cabal led by the Big Financiers & digital Moguls and organised under the banner of the three major Asset management Groups (AMG) — Blackstone, Vanguard & Street City. WHF has helped give windfall profits to the corporates where they do not have expenses on office space and make the employee work much longer hours with lower pay. Speaking to a young couple working at the SEEPZ, Andheri, they said they are paid barely Rs.12,000 a month and while at work the timing was 8 hours, with WFH it is arbitrary and goes up to anything from 15 to 18 hours. No overtime. In their small chawl accommodation, one room is fully occupied by their computers and if any guests come.......

It is a brave new world of the Fourth Industrial Revolution which is being characterized by Schwab as a range of new technologies that are fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds, impacting all disciplines, economies and industries, and even challenging ideas about what it means to be human. A robotic future as Harari says dominated by artificial intelligence where you are defacto: shopping online, educating online, entertaining online, socializing online, making love online (Pornography), gaming online AND most important EARNING/WORKING online. And if you cannot fit into this Brave New World you are reduced to one of the billions of ‘useless’ people while the ‘useful’ people will continue earning from their snug homes turning more and more into a robotic existence with little social interaction — i.e if one can escape the agony of isolated existence and resign ourselves to the life of a hermit.

But even for these it may no longer be so snug much longer. Already in the US the big AMGs are busy buying over your homes if you cannot pay your mortgages. That is exactly what is playing out already in the US where Blackrock has bought over thousands of homes turning owners into rent-payers dependent on the whims and fancies of Blackrock. A little out of tune and you are on the streets. You will own nothing and not be too happy! And just yesterday (Feb 3 2022) the BMC has announced a biometric survey of all slums in Mumbai. Over 10 deputy collectors will take charge of the operation.

In India do we not see nearly every day there is some new policy pushing our people into this digital New World Order by both central and state governments. The pace is fast and is silently being accepted with the fear of the virus engulfing all other thought. Vaccines, masking, hand washing boosters is what dominates the mind or most educated and even progressive people. Of course of the ‘useless’ section, they are more pre-occupied with their life and earning capacity not such pre-occupations. And had it not been for the historic farmers’ stir we may have already been half way there. First demonetisation, then GST, then lockdown and a host of new rules and regulations, and finally this budget pushing us all to the brave new digital world. Either you are useful (read IT savvy) or ‘useless’; either ‘with us’ or ‘against us’ — there is nothing in between.
They play on middle-class sentiment of being tech-savvy where working (and even studying) online is the new norm; as though technology has a momentum of its own, independent of man. But technology is created by man and it is for us to accept/use it or reject it. Should we, like Bill Gates, promote GM crops, for example, just because it may give more produce ignoring the side effects. Should we use 5G if it is harmful? Should we inject hormones into chicken, vegetables so that we get bigger produce. Should we approach climate change through the tools of technology alone (like green energy — where the lithium and other rare earths used is said to also create ecological damage), and not through programmes of afforestation, soil conservancy, organic farming and watershed management, etc.? Capitalists are obsessed with technology as greater productivity gives bigger profits. But should we the people also be, or rather put people before technology?

 Today, in pandemic times, we see this playing out at top speed, not only in India but worldwide. Bill Gates may be a major player on the Indian scene, with his finger in many pies, but there are others that are not so visible. The greatest threat to the unity and integrity of our country comes from such elements who have sold their souls to the international mafia. The Adanis and Ambanis may be at the top of the list but the numerous bureaucrats and politicians mentioned above, not to mention media and doctors, are all players in this dangerous and ruthless game — either intentionally or unintentionally. What is even more worrying is that the bulk of the progressive, liberal and left opinion have become silent spectators if not active collaborators. Who then will stop this movement to a dystopian new world order. An order the like f which we have never seen!!

But was there really no alternative to counter the virus besides lockdown as we have been made to believe? In spite of its miserable failure (or more likely because of it) do we still believe that if any new virus comes on the scene (which it surely will) do we have to once again repeat this isolation? Or, if not a virus, are these proponents of ‘climate change’ suggesting this as an alternative (oh what lovely fresh air there was), while at the same time continuing to destroy all forest, despoil our soil, contaminate all our water - both surface and underground, pollute the very air we breathe, and poison all our crops and meat through pesticides/hormones/GM? Yes Klaus Schwab is a great proponent of climate change and Adani and Ambani the main promoters of Green Energy in India!!!

But again, was there no other alternative to deal with the virus? Of course there was:
The first vaccine came only nine months after the pandemic was declared; but from day 1 instead of emphasising well known immunity builders, increased levels of hygiene and prophylactics as the main precautionary steps to fight the virus, governments around the world resorted to measures with unknown impact, like masking, hand-washing and lockdowns (social distancing). And with the arrival of the ‘emergency-use vaccine’ (i.e. unproven or experimental) nowhere were the earlier steps stopped. Compulsory vaccination drives were introduced while the mandatory masking and lockdowns continued. In many places they were made even more stringent. Yet today we see that all this has proved ineffective and the Omicron wave has swept the world — vaccine or no vaccine; booster or no booster; mask or no mask; lockdown or no lockdown. Are we, atleast now, not able to see reality from all the media/Big-Pharma obfuscation?

It is well known that modern science has, as yet, not found any medicine for viruses as they have for bacteria (anti-biotics). Whatever the origin of the virus, would it not have been common sense that with the suspected outbreak of the virus in Jan 2020, should not the WHO have focussed on known immunity builders and researched further the cheap prophylactics: Hydroxyquinoline and ivermectin. Since this has proven effective and this combination would have saved thousands of lives. But acting at the behest of the pharma/vaccine lobby the WHO removed these two cheap drugs from the protocol and hurriedly introduced a variety of untested vaccines and some highly expensive (doubtful) drugs. Even today they don’t say that ivermectin is not effective; only it is dangerous drug. But it has been used for other pathogens for 40 years and not shown particularly harmful reactions. On the contrary look at the impact of steroids, remdesivir and even oxygen when not properly administered.

The action should have been, and should still be: In societies where there isn’t excessive poverty and malnutrition the govts should have immediately set the protocol for prevention as a daily dose of 1000 mg Vit C + 2000-4000 IU Vit D3 + 10-20 mg Zinc together with hydroxyquinoline/ivermectin and daily hot water drinking/gargling + steaming, regular washing of the hands with soap and water (not sanitizers). Of course if these vitamins were taken in their natural form it would be far better, but that may be possible at the individual level not as part of govt policy. Besides, the most useful vitamin, D3, is available through sunlight which most don’t get sufficient; also the darker the skin the more difficult it is to produce.

 In countries like India the diet is full of super foods if not bespoiled by fertilisers and pesticides. These too need to be encouraged on a big scale. But here where malnutrition is so rampant the first step should be to enhance the nutritional level of the people, and particularly children, and then distributing the above vitamins and prophylactics widely by the govts. Also, where hygiene levels are atrocious, surely the governments here should have also focussed on that rather than promoting dangerous hand sanitizers.

But governmental steps taken had the opposite effect: with loss of source of employment, food consumption went down; closure of anganwadis ended the mid-day meal scheme for children and wages to the women employed, and the massive rise in prices of basic commodities further impacted the family budget. In other words, nutritional levels were infact brought down, thus lowering the immunity of the masses. The international cabal encouraged mere focus on unproven expensive drugs and experimental vaccines as these measures brought gigantic profits to their outfits here. Besides the high levels of fear induced by the propaganda machinery as also the psychological impact of isolation couple with economic insecurity further acted to reduce one’s immunity levels — not to mention the negative impact of the lack of fresh air through masking. No wonder, with sickness at peak levels the pharma and hospitals have been raking in the moolah.

Though during the second wave when people were dying like fleas some governments scared of the coming assembly elections began distributing ivermectin, as in UP and Goa. This was immediately stopped by the WHO! And though the ICMR earlier had ivermectin on its protocol, this was later removed at the behest of the WHO. Though cases of mass murder have been filed against Soumya Swaminathan and other big-wigs of the WHO, these are not likely to get anywhere.

This is what happens when a pandemic hits a country with an almost non-existent public healthcare system. India spends about 1.25% of its gross domestic product on health, far lower than most countries in the world, even the poorest ones. Even that figure is thought to be inflated, because things that are important but do not strictly qualify as healthcare have been slipped into it. So the real figure is estimated to be more like 0.34%. Are they really bothered about the health of the people. In fact even vacancies of health posts have not been filled during this pandemic and there have been huge strikes by ASHA workers against being paid a pittance. Even non-resident doctors have been forced to go on strike for non-payment of salaries in time ........

Given the world economy and the rapaciousness of capitalism in crisis more such situations are bound to unfold in future towards the Great Reset. Every human being is important and the mindset of “useless’ and “useful” beings as promoted by the Hararis and Schwabs should first be discarded. India should, at least now, learn to stand on its own feet and not prostrate itself before the foreign moguls and their local agents. The farmers of our country have shown the way that even the Bill Gates, Adanis and Ambanis had to backtrack before their unity and strength. But one should not lower our vigilance as the same policies will be brought through the back door. After all, in the lockdown, it was these tycoons who were the principal gainers!

Feb.12 2022

[1‘The Defender’ 12 Countries Roll Back COVID Restrictions, Israel Scraps ‘Green Pass’ by Megan Redshaw

[2For further technical details see website ‘Frontiers for Immunilogy’ ; Public Health Information (CDC)

[3When a person is infected with a respiratory virus, there is an incubation period before onset of clinical signs and symptoms. During the incubation period, the virus attaches to and infects cells, replicates its genome, and spreads to infect adjacent cells. The incubation period for influenza is short, typically 1—2 days, whereas for SARS-CoV-2, it is 4.5—5.8 days. Productive viral infection of respiratory epithelial cells results in clinical symptoms and signs that depend on which part of the respiratory tract is infected Infection of the nasal, nasopharyngeal, and oropharyngeal mucosa causes a runny nose, coughing, sneezing, and sore throat, whereas tracheobronchitis or croup presents with a characteristic barking seal-like cough. Bronchitis refers to inflammation of the bronchi and presents with a cough; bronchiolitis, involving the smaller distal airways, is characteristic of RSV infection in young infants and presents with wheezing. Pneumonia occurs when infection and inflammation involve the alveoli and lung parenchyma and is associated with a cough and shortness of breath. Rhinovirus, adenovirus, and human coronavirus infections are usually limited to the upper respiratory tract. Parainfluenza viruses cause croup, RSV causes bronchiolitis and influenza, and SARS, MERS, and SARS-CoV-2 can cause pneumonia. Sometimes respiratory viral infections are complicated by secondary bacterial infection, particularly in the middle ear (otitis media) or lungs (pneumonia). The best example of this is secondary bacterial infection caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae or Staphylococcus aureus following influenza virus infection. During the 1918 and 2009 influenza pandemics, a large proportion of the deaths resulted from secondary bacterial pneumonia.

[4IgA as a novel therapeutic antibody has gained an increasing amount of attention in recent years for mucosal infections. Unlike serum antibodies, secretory IgA may form polymers and has a unique structure which may not have the Fc receptor binding sites in some form (Kumar 2020). Mucosal vaccine targeting SARS-CoV-2 RBD given via oral or nasal targets to induce secretion of IgA within the mucosa may be a therapeutic strategy for preventing COVID-19 development. While stimulating a systematic immune response through injections is an option, mucosal vaccination to induce a local protective immunity within the mucosa (where pathogenic infection is initiated) should be further explored despite potential challenges. There is a lack of systematic study on IgA production in COVID-19 patients. Reported serology tests focus on IgM, IgG and total immunoglobulins although IgA is playing an important role in mucosal immunity. It is in fact the most important immunoglobulin to fight infectious pathogen in respiratory system and digestive system at the point of pathogen entry. As an immune barrier, secretory IgA can neutralize SARS-CoV-2 before they reach and bind the epithelial cells . The amount of RBD specific IgA in the respiratory mucosa may thus serve as an indicator of host immune response, which can be directly measured in the saliva and tears and makes it possible to use IgA detection as an early diagnosis marker.

[5Ten Questions the Indian Government Must Answer About Vaccines for Minors and Boosters—The—26.12.21.

[6See PTI report published in leading newspapers, also published in the The on Dec 26-27

[7The conference was held online with more than 50 speakers presenting information on vaccine science, policy, law and civil liberties held in October 2020.

[8CTARA Seminar, Tue 26 Oct 2021

[9March 18 2021 Pew Report

[10The Diplomat By Akshay TarfeJune 15, 2021

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