Public Interest Lawyer and Activist Prashant Bhushan has come under fire for allegedly spreading COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy on Twitter.
Quoting an article about a post-vaccination death, Bhushan wrote, ""No one from govt has come to visit us or order an enquiry into my wife's death.I still curse myself for persuading my wife to take the vaccine.I thought it would save us from the virus, but it killed her". The govt is not monitoring adverse events from vaccine nor releasing data."
However, his next tweet is what really faced the wrath of Twitterati for increasing hesitancy about vaccine.
The tweet reads, "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.
He also informed that he hasn't taken the vaccine and he doesn't even intend to.
Bhushan later clarified his stance later by saying, "A lot of people including friends & family have accused me of promoting Vaccine hesitancy, let me clarify my position. I am not anti Vaccine per se. But I believe it is irresponsible to promote universal vaccination of experimental&untested vaccines esp to young & Covid recovered."
However, Twitterati are angry at the lawyer and are accusing of endorsing hesitancy about taking COVID-19 vaccines while the country is already grappling with the second wave od the deadly disease.
Here's how people are reacting. Have a look.