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January 12, 2012, marked a significant milestone for India as it was the first anniversary of the last reported wild polio case from India.
Experts have questioned this and stated that it a fraud.
1.Polio can never be eradicated.
“It was unethical for WHO and Bill Gates to flog this programme when they knew 10 years back that it was never to succeed. Getting poor countries to expend their scarce resources on an impossible dream over the last 10 years was unethical,” said Dr Neetu Vashisht and Dr Jacob Puliyel of the Department of Paediatrics at St Stephens Hospital in Delhi in their report in the April issue of ‘Indian Journal of Medical Ethics‘”
Bill Gates refused to be drawn into the conversation.
Expert medical pediatricians in India have criticized the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for their illusory promise of polio eradication without noting the devastating side effects its vaccination regiment could inflict.
Numerous problems have surfaced from what Dr. Neetu Vashisht and Dr. Jacob Puliyel of the Department of Paediatrics at St Stephens Hospital in Delhi have termed an “unethical” advocacy that spanned more than a decade. That vaccination program, funded only through an initial series of grants, has saddled the Indian government with health program costs and exposed the public to new risk factors.
As these doctors point out in their criticism, polio while seemingly disappearing, could easily see a sudden return in weaponized form. Since its lab synthesis in 2002, its resurrection is deemed probable and perhaps imminent, thereby rendering the disease impossible to permanently eradicate and immunization efforts ineffective and costly.
But the real story is that while polio has statistically disappeared from India, there has been a huge spike in cases of non-polio acute flaccid paralysis (NPAFP)– the very types of crippling problems it was hoped would disappear with polio but which have instead flourished from a new cause.
There were 47,500 cases of non-polio paralysis reported in 2011, the same year India was declared “polio-free,” according to Dr. Vashisht and Dr. Puliyel. Further, the available data shows that the incidents tracked back to areas were doses of the polio vaccine were frequently administered. The national rate of NPAFP in India is 25-35 times the international average.
So did polio vaccines trigger these new cases of paralysis? Related studies in India have already demonstrated that polio vaccines are the leading cause of polio paralysis. Yet the 100-180 cases of paralysis per year in India admittedly linked directly to receiving the polio-vaccine, the recognized development of vaccine-associated polio paralysis (VAPP), pales in comparison to the 47,500 cases of non-polio paralysis.
Further, polio vaccines have been widely blamed for deaths and damages in the neighboring country Pakistan.(Infowars)
As a Commoner, I have noticed children dying after the Polio Vaccine was administered.
I might add that one finds often in the metro Cities, Group of Men and Women stop you and administer Polio Vaccine to children.
They do not even carryIDs
Recently I stopped my daughter from administering Polio Vaccine to my Grand son in this manner.
Is it time that NGOs and all and sundry are stopped from carrying out these programmes as this is a matter of Life and Death, under the guise of Social Work.
I do not blame these people altogether for they cn be mislead by greedy Corporations
One works himself to Death to earn money.
People forget that even if you happen to own millions of Dollars, you may eat three square meals,Sleep for ten hours,Drink probably a Bottle a day,have women restricted by one’s capacity (physical) at the most.
Temporarily you are satisfied and the whole process begins all over after some time.
A vicious cycle.
Satisfaction of the desires of the senses is like poring Ghee into a Fire.
The more you satisfy, more they demand!
Again the objects of satisfaction varies , not the pleasure.
This pleasure changes from time to time and Age.
When one falls sick and befalls a bed, these pleasures are a Mirage.
Senses are meant to enjoy for limited purpose/enjoyment.
Over indulgence leads to Emptiness and disillusionment.
Things are enjoyable till they remain a mystery and seemingly unattainable.
Money is an instrument for satisfying needs.
Once the basics are met, better to say quits.
This is the key to happiness.
Now Read what Bil gates has to ay on the use of Money.
Also refer my blog on the Lifestyle of Bill Gates.
Otherwise they become stale.
“It’s very rare that you become a Billionaire.
But still rarer is to donate have your feet planted in the ground.
Bill Gates has frugal tastes. Asked to name his luxuries, he lists DVDs, books and takeaway burgers. It is hard, however, to think that any fast-food outlet would get rich on Gates’s custom. During a long list of engagements beginning well before dawn, he consumes nothing but cans of diet cola.
For America’s wealthiest citizen, austerity is relative. The retinue of staff and the private jethint at a fortune said to be approaching £40 billion. As he told pupils at a south Londonschool he visited this week: “If I hadn’t given my money away, I’d have had more than anyone else on the planet. Ninety-nine per cent of it will go.”
“I’m certainly well taken care of in terms of food and clothes,” he says, redundantly. “Money has no utility to me beyond a certain point. Its utility is entirely in building an organisation and getting the resources out to the poorest in the world.”
That “certain point” is set a little higher than for the rest of us – Gates owns a lakeside estate in Washington State worth about $150 million (£94 million) and boasting a swimming pool equipped with an underwater music system – but one gets the point. Being rich, even on the cosmic scale attained by Bill Gates, is no guarantee of an enduring place in history. The projection of the personal computer into daily life should do the trick for him, but even at the age of 57 he is a restless man and wants something more. The “more” is the eradication of a disease that has blighted untold numbers of lives: polio.
Later this month, Gates will deliver the BBC’s Dimbleby Lecture, taking as his theme the value of the young human being. Every child, he will say, has the right to a healthy and productive life, and he will explain how technology and innovation can help towards the attainment of that still-distant goal. Gates has put his money where his mouth is. He and his wife Melinda have so far given away $28 billion via their charitable foundation, more than $8 billion of it to improve global health.
“My wife and I had a long dialogue about how we were going to take the wealth that we’re lucky enough to have and give it back in a way that’s most impactful to the world,” he says. “Both of us worked at Microsoft and saw that if you take innovation and smart people, the ability to measure what’s working, that you can pull together some pretty dramatic things.
“We’re focused on the help of the poorest in the world, which really drives you into vaccination. You can actually take a disease and get rid of it altogether, like we are doing with polio.”
This has been done only once before in humans, with the eradication of smallpox in the 1970s.
“Polio’s pretty special because once you get an eradication you no longer have to spend money on it; it’s just there as a gift for the rest of time.”
One can see why that appeals to Gates. He has always sought neat, definitive solutions to things, but as he knows from Microsoft, bugs are resilient things. The disease is still endemic in Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan, and killing it off altogether has been likened to squeezing jelly to death. There is another, sinister obstacle: the propagation by Islamist groups of the belief that polio vaccination is a front for covert sterilisation and other western evils. Health workers in Pakistan have paid with their lives for involvement in the programme.
Microsoft is planning to produce Hollywood type Films on the lines of ‘Survivor’,C.S.I’
Microsoft is making a big move into producing Hollywood-style series and movies for its Xbox platform, with the hiring of a former CBS executive who helped develop TV series such as “Survivor,” “C.S.I.,” and “Two and a Half Men.” It’s a great move for the company looking to find its place in a post-PC future.
Microsoft just hired Nancy Tellem, who will oversee the creation of original video content that will be available through Microsoft’s Xbox, as well as other devices that connect to it, including PCs, tablets, and smartphones. The Los Angeles Times reports that Tellem had been with CBS since 1997 and was in charge of the network’s entertainment division between 1998 and 2009. Microsoft will be building its own studio in Los Angeles, as well as making deals with existing Hollywood studios. Tellem told the Los Angeles Times that Microsoft will create “premium content” of a high enough quality to compete with cable and network TV shows. She added:
“We have large visions as to where this could all go. Building up a studio in Los Angeles with a significant financial commitment is very important.”
It’s not clear yet whether the video content will be free and ad-supported, available on a subscription basis, or avaialble as pay-per-view.”
Source:Computer World Blogs.com
Microsoft,in an effort to take on Google, has renamed Hotmail as Outlook.com and it is expected to have new features integrated into it.
The revamped service will help sort messages as they arrive and allow users to make internet calls on Skype.
It said the move would help tackle the problem of “cluttered” inboxes.
The move may also be designed to win over users of Google’s rival Gmail service.
Microsoft said that in many cases email had become a “chore” because its users accounts had become “overloaded” with material.
Its solution is to automatically sort messages into different areas to distinguish between emails from contacts, newsletters, package delivery notices, social network posts and other identifiers determined by the account holder.
In addition it is taking steps to link the Outlook account with other services the user might have subscribed to.
“We are giving you the first email service that is connected to Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Google, and soon, Skype, to bring relevant context and communications to your email,” the firm’s Chris Jones said on its blog.
“In the Outlook.com inbox, your personal email comes alive with photos of your friends, recent status updates and tweets that your friend has shared with you, the ability to chat and video call – all powered by an always up-to-date contact list that is connected to your social networks.”
In what may be perceived as a dig at Google, Mr Jones added that the firm would not scan email content or attachments in order to sell the information to advertisers or others.