Twitter flags senior advocate Prashant Bhushan’s tweets on Covid-19 vaccines as “misleading”

New Delhi: Microblogging site Twitter on Monday flagged senior advocate Prashant Bhushan’s tweets questioning the safety and efficacy of Covid-19 vaccines approved for emergency use in India as “misleading”.

Prashant Bhushan Tweeted, “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.”

Twitter’s disclaimer read, “This Tweet is misleading. Find out why health officials consider Covid-19 vaccines safe for most people.”

Prashant Bhushan issues statement

Later Prashant Bhushan issued a four-page statement on the micro-blogging platform after Twitter triggered outrage.

Prashant Bhushan wrote, “I have been attacked by many for tweeting about my views on Covid vaccines. The piece below summarises 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,” senior advocate added.

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