Currently in East London the most vulnerable and most deprived communities, many from South Asia have amongst the worst vaccine uptake in the country. The hospital system here is on it's knees - we have a 30% staff vacancy rate - baseline 5% - in ICU because the past year has been so horrific. We spent four months of the year performing no elective surgery and are now only at 70% of usual work flow.
I do not see the vaccine as a panacea. I have had a significant worsening of my neurological long covid symptoms (others report benefit). I think there is a risk that overtime by giving the vaccine to the young we will promote vaccine resistant strains. It might be better to avoid this if the under 30s and least vulnerable developed polyclonal immunity from having the virus rather than the vaccine. However, in the absence of any rational control measures, for older vulnerable people the vaccine seems like the safest option.
The claim that vaccine is driving an increase in mortality in India is not as bad as the claim that the vaccine contains pork, currently being shared in East London social media, but it will have the same effect. We will have lower vaccine uptake and those in the worst hit communities will again be the people who suffer in any future spread.
I'm categorically not smearing you but I'm not hosting unsubstantiated misinformation of this type.