Prashant Bhushan says Covid vaccines unsafe, Twitter marks his tweets as ‘misleading’ Flag On Twitter

Senior advocate Prashant Bhushan’s tweet about the efficacy and safety of the Covid-19 vaccine was marked as “misleading” by Twitter, prompting the 64-year-old to post an explanation to double down on his stance against what he called “indiscriminate” vaccination.

On Monday, sharing a news article about a case where a man who allegedly vaccinated his 45-year-old wife, after 10 days of receiving COVID-19 vaccine, his wife is died.

Mr Bhushan had tweeted on Monday morning that it was “irresponsible to promote universal vaccination of experimental and untested vaccines especially to young and Covid recovered”.

Bhushan also said the government was not monitoring the incidence of vaccine-negative incidents and was not releasing statistics.

He further tweeted that “The healthy young have hardly any chance of serious effects or dying due to covid. They have a higher chance of dying due to vaccines. The covid recovered have much better natural immunity, than the vaccine gives them. Vaccines may even compromise their acquired natural immunity.”

It was this tweet that earned him through social media platforms, which slapped warnings that its content was “misleading”, as well as Numerous posts criticizing their views from other users.

Bhushan’s tweet drew a strong response from social media users for spreading hesitation and panic over the vaccine. Several people, including actor Siddharth and journalist Nidhi Razdan, demanded Twitter to take action and called the tweet misleading.

Undeterred by the criticism, Bhushan published a two-page explanation on his “vaccine scepticism”.

Senior Advocate wrote, “I have been attacked by many for tweeting about my views on Covid vaccines. The piece below summarise my vaccine skepticism & the reasons for this. Apart from the vaccines being untested & having serious adverse effects, I am shocked by attempts to censor such contrarian views.”

He said he was not anti-vaccine or anti-science, but he was “aware of several instances where scientific views on several subjects have been driven by commercial, political and media vested interest.”

He also claims that many scientists have pointed out that the serious negative effects of vaccines and adverse events due to the use of drugs and vaccines are “underreported”.

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