Technology is about putting scientific theory into practice. As far as I have read, it is about harnessing science to serve mankind. There is a lot more human interference with technology than with science. Often scientific findings are compromised to make technology viable. This is not bad in itself if the intentions are good and the aim laudable. Todays technology is dominated by the industry. Private enterprise is about earning profits. It is known that laws can be circumvented even legally as laws are subject to various interpretations. Scientific institutions today are funded by private enterprises. If a scientific institution conducts a study sponsored by private enterpreneurs it gets paid only if the findings are favourable to the sponsor. This is particularly true of the medical industry.
50 Reasons to Protect Infants from Vaccines
by Jagannath, , 01 February, 2009
Vaccines and domestic immunisation policy form a critical component of a nation’s public health care system. This is particularly true in the context of a developing country like India, where the disease burden of vaccine-preventable diseases and mortality due to them, let alone diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis and the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), are high given its large population, to which about 26 million newborns are added every year.
Ailing policy
by R. Ramachandran, Frontline, 11 April, 2008
The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI), an alliance of public and private stakeholders ostensibly committed to saving children’s lives worldwide, organised a meeting in New Delhi on March 7 where the decisions taken had nothing to do with the core issue that concerns the lives of millions of Indian children, namely, the strengthening of routine immunisation (RI) under the government’s Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP), which, unfortunately, has a coverage of only about 40 per cent.
Global push
by R. Ramachandran, Frontline, 11 April, 2008