Friday, January 14, 2011

A Quick Post About Polio and Measles

This post is a copied response I made to Dallas N. All links open in a new window.

Dallas Y-N: "I would like you to look at both sides. See how many it has saved !!!! And same for vaccinations like the mmr. How many has it saved. We got rid of Polio and measles. Now it is popping up. I mean the measles."

I've looked at both sides. Here is what I see:

Vaccines did not eradicate Polio.

According to the pro-vaccine Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Most cases are asymptomatic (this means there are no symptoms of illness). Some cases are also mildly symptomatic, with symptoms similar to a head cold or with minor muscle weakness/aching. The CDC states that fewer than 1% of cases are paralytic.

Now, once people read up on this actual fact from the CDC, they tend to switch their argument, claiming that vaccines eradicated the 1% of paralytic cases.

But did they? Note that Europe and America banned DDT, a toxic chemical, at the same time. Prior to the ban, the countries used it on livestock, crops and as a water treatment for swimming pools and tap water. After it was banned in both cases, Paralytic Polio dropped dramatically. But only America had a widespread vaccine program.

Additionally, the medical community redefined the diagnostic criteria for paralytic cases. So not only was America banning DDT from our food and water, but doctors were also instructed to follow strict diagnostic procedures, including waiting up to 60 days to determine paralysis and only using confirmed lab results showing it was a Polio infection.

Prior to these new diagnostic rules, doctors could diagnose an illness as Polio by visually observing the person. What they called paralytic polio back then, we now call acute flaccid paralysis (AFP), Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), aseptic meningitis, and West Nile virus disease. By 1957, America had changed its entire definition of Poliomyelitis. Heck, you could argue that is probably the thing that reduced the numbers the most!

If you're interested in the reading more about the DDT/Polio connection, I recommend researching the works of Jim West, Dr. Scobey and Dr. Biskind. You can also pull various graphs if you just need a quick overview. DDT spraying and Polio rates directly correlate with each other. From 1923 to 1953, before the Salk inactivated virus vaccine was introduced, the polio death rate in the United States and England had already declined on its own by 47 percent and 55 percent, respectively. Source: International Mortality Statistics (1981).

The FDA began warning against DDT spraying in the 1940s. Yet in 1946, DDT spraying became a part of the dairy industry. Farmers sprayed livestock and their living quarters with a 5% solution of DDT. In 1953, DDT expert Dr. Krumm was made Director of Polio Research for NFIP. (Read: huge corporate conflict of interest).

This is a quick visual.

This is a numerical visual.

Take a look at these studies:
(Mortality rate of between 2 one-hundredth’s of 1% and 3 quarters of 1%)
(Complication rate of less than 1% to 2%)
 “..Up to 95% of all polio infections are inapparent or subclinical without symptoms. Estimates of the ratio of inapparent to paralytic illness vary from 50:1 to 1,000:1 (usually 200:1). …Approximately 4%-8% of polio infections consist of a minor, nonspecific illness without clinical or laboratory evidence of central nervous system invasion. This syndrome is known as abortive poliomyelitis, and is characterized by complete recovery in less than a week. Three syndromes, which are indistinguishable from other viral illnesses, are observed with this form of poliovirus infection……Nonparalytic aseptic meningitis (symptoms of stiffness of the neck, back, and/or legs), usually following several days after a prodrome similar to that of minor illness, occurs in 1%-2% of polio infections. …Less than 2% of all polio infections result in flaccid paralysis…”
 “In about 95 percent of polio cases, infection from the polio virus causes no symptoms or serious effects. In about 5 percent of cases, the polio virus manifests in a mild form (abortive polio) with flu-like symptoms, in a nonparalytic form (aseptic meningitis) or in a severe form called paralytic polio. People who have minor or nonparalytic forms recover completely. …”
 “Paralytic polio, which occurs in less than 1% of all cases, is classified into three types according to level of involvement.1 In spinal polio, the most common type of paralytic polio, asymmetric paralysis, most often involving the legs, is typical. Bulbar polio is characterized by weakness of muscles controlled by cranial nerves. Bulbospinal polio is a combination of spinal and bulbar paralysis..
Many patients with paralytic polio experience complete recovery and most regain some degree of muscle function, but for others, the disease can result in serious permanent disability or death…Post-polio syndrome, affecting 25% to 40% of survivors of paralytic polio, occurs 20 to 40 years after the original disease.
It presents as weakness, fatigue, fasciculations, and pain with additional atrophy of the muscle group affected in the primary episode. Progression of post-polio syndrome is generally slow, and the prognosis is good. Paralytic polio carries a 2% to 5% mortality rate for children.

Considering that less than 2% of all polio cases are paralytic in nature, and between 2 and 75% of paralytic cases are fatal, this makes for a mortality rate of between 2 one-hundredth’s of 1% and 3 quarters of 1%. 
“Ironically, the advanced state of public hygiene in most industrialized countries contributed to the century's epidemics. Infants or very young children became infected when open sewers were rampant, but their disease was so mild that many parents did not realize their children had polio. This "silent" infection provided lasting immunity. With the advent of indoor plumbing and other modern sanitary conditions, children were not exposed to the poliovirus in infancy and did not develop immunity. As a result, they were vulnerable to disease in late childhood and adulthood, when it posed a much more serious threat…”
“Polio was already declining in the U.S. and Europe during the 40's and 50's, as well as in England, where polio mortalities was at its height in 1950, but had declined 82 percent by 1956, before the Salk vaccinations began there. There was also no polio epidemic in the Third-World, where only 10 per cent of the population had been vaccinated. …Paralysis started to rise only after the Salk vaccine had begun in April 1955. It proved to be so hazardous that by November 1955, all European countries, with the exception of Denmark, had cancelled or discontinued their Salk vaccine programs. Canada postponed its Salk vaccine program July 29th of that year. In the U.S., Newark, N.J. stopped inoculations in June, 1955, while Idaho and Utah took similar action in July, followed shortly by Massachusetts [Morris Beale's American Capsule News, Oct. 15th, 1955]. By January 1, 1957, 17 states had rejected their supplies of Salk polio vaccine.

During that year, the NY Times reported that very nearly half the paralytic cases, and three-quarters of the non-paralytic cases in children between the ages of 5 and 14 years occurred in vaccinated children. After two years of Salk vaccinations, paralytic polio increased nationally about 50% from 1957 to 1958, and about 80% from 1958 to 1959.” This article works through the timeline more specifically. For example it notes that three years prior to the licensing of the Salk vaccine, numbers were already dropping.

Perhaps the most bizarre thing of all is how the Salk/Sabin conflict turned out in history. The CDC removed the oral polio vaccine (OPV) from the American infant schedule because the vaccine virus can spread through the feces of vaccinated people. It was found in trial that his vaccine was ineffective and actually caused Polio.

Sabin's inactivated ("killed") form of Polio is also widely criticised as ineffective. This is why developing countries such as Africa and India continute to use the OPV vaccine, despite continued vaccine-induced infection. Incidentally, DDT is still used in these developing countries and about 1700 cases of Poliomylitis are seen in those areas annually. The mutated vaccine virus is worse than the wild strains, leading to severe illness and death in impoverished areas of the world. 

A closer example: Jenna Bush's new father in law is paralyzed and in a wheelchair because his infant son spread Polio to him after his infant vaccinations.

"Official data shows that large scale vaccination has failed to obtain any significant improvement of the diseases against which they were supposed to provide protection" - Dr. Sabin, developer of Polio vaccine.

So no. Vaccines didn't get rid of Polio. You can check out these links for additional information:

And here is an excellent summary on the Polio scam:


As for Measles "popping up" it definitely has been popping up here and there, especially in fully vaccinated populations. In fact, from January 1st, 2011 to December 23rd, 2011, the CDC reported 210 cases of measles! Shocking, isn’t it?

In reality, herd immunity had to do with naturally acquired immunity. It was a concept studied in the 1930's and was meant to be applied to naturally acquired immunity in livestock (animal) populations:

The CDC knows that we don’t have a fully vaccinated population:

If you are in your 20s and believe in vaccine theory, you NEED to get two more doses of the MMR:
“Using current estimates of duration of vaccine-derived protection, measles would not be expected to re-emerge quickly in countries with sustained high routine vaccine coverage. However, re-emergence is possible to occur several decades after introduction of high levels of vaccination.”;jsessionid=KnnZ63yPyshw1M20vSqrBKtS8MChvYZ3Rl2GnKJ4r77mwjcRVyT1!-1260103914!181195628!8091!-1
“Based on a protective threshold plaque reduction neutralization (PRN) titer of 120, the authors estimate the mean duration of vaccine-induced protection in absence of reexposure to be 25 years (95% confidence interval (CI) 18, 48). After long-term absence of circulating virus, the mathematical model predicts that 80% (95% CI 65, 91) of all seroconverted vaccinees have titers below the protective threshold”

slide 17 has a chart:
Diphtheria: 85%
Measles: 83 - 94%
Mumps: 75 - 86%
Pertussis: 92 - 94%
Polio: 80 - 86%
Rubella: 80 - 85%Smallpox: 83 - 85%

10 year immunity study:

“Projected antibody levels for kindergarten group estimated continued decrease in titers and increase in potentially susceptible population to 33% by 20 years post-MMR2 and seronegative population to 1% by 30 years post-MMR2.”

Detection of measles vaccine in the throat of a vaccinated child.

”Fever occurring subsequent to measles vaccination is related to the replication of the live attenuated vaccine virus. In the case presented here, the vaccine virus was isolated in the throat, showing that subcutaneous injection of an attenuated measles strain can result in respiratory excretion of this virus.”

Detection of measles virus RNA in urine specimens from vaccine recipients.
P A Rota, A S Khan, E Durigon, T Yuran, Y S Villamarzo, and W J Bellini

”The changing epidemiology of measles, in the form of mild measles cases in previously vaccinated individuals (1, 11, 20), suggests that more asymptomatic or subclinical cases might be occurring. ... In one previous study, urine samples from 5 of 12 measles case contacts were positive for measles virus antigen even though only 1 of these 5 contacts developed clinical signs”
“The end result of the investigation into the durability of immunity in the vaccine age could be a recognition that adults need booster shots to prevent outbreaks of what we now consider childhood diseases. Osterholm, for one, thinks that's likely.”

Furthermore, we have to ask ourselves how widespread vaccination has harmed us as individuals and as a society. Not only did vaccines fail to eradicate disease, but they appear to have stunted the health of our children on a long-term basis:
“There are data to suggest that measles, hepatitis A, and Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in early life may prevent the subsequent development of atopic diseases”
“In the 1970s, measles infections were observed to cause regression of pre-existing cancer tumors in children. This information was noted, but nothing was done to study this phenomenon until the late 1990s, when under the direction of Stephen Russell, M.D., Ph.D., Mayo Clinic Cancer Center's Molecular Medicine Program began looking into it, resulting in the current study and other related projects”,1,162154.story?ctrack=1&cset=true
“IN the 1890s, a New York surgeon named William Coley tested a radical cancer treatment. He took a hypodermic needle teeming with bacteria and plunged it into the flesh of patients.
After suffering through weeks of chills and fevers, many showed significant regression of their tumors, but even Coley himself could not explain the phenomenon.

His experiments were sparked by the observation that certain cancer patients improved after contracting infections. One patient experienced regression in a tumor in her arm after developing Saint Anthony's fire, a streptococcus skin infection.”
“For recurring diseases, this suggests that vaccine priorities should be designed to complement naturally acquired immunity in the inter-epidemic periods, perhaps with special attention to the highly connected, and thus high-risk, individuals that have not recently been infected.”
“to show conclusively that an increase in the average age at infection occurring as a result of low levels of infant immunisation actually leads to more cases of severe disease than occurred before vaccinations were introduced.”

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  1. I was thinking about polio recently when I was writing my post on whether we (society as a whole) fear the diseases for which we have vaccines. My mother and her two brothers all had polio at the same time. My mother and one brother had very mild cases, and actually didn't know they'd had polio until years later when muscle weaknesses were found and polio suspected (though never confirmed). The other brother had a worse case that I think was confirmed, but he also had a weakened immune system. Also, none of them received the full benefits of breastfeeding immunity as all were weaned at 6 months. My grandmother was a nurse, and taught that you weaned at that age, so I'm sure that was rather common. I would assume that would affect the incidence and severity of polio. Thoughts?

    1. For some reason I never saw this post, I'm sorry!

      The CDC admits most cases are asymptomatic or mild. But for some people they experience complications or additional symptoms. Why? Yes, it could be related to premature weaning from milk, as that seems to be a problem across the board.

      But for polio specifically, environmental exposure to toxins seems to play a bigger part. Compromising the spinal cord, allowing access to the spinal fluid seems to be where the complications occur. I would wonder about the timeframe of when your mother and siblings were exposed to polio, and what else they were exposed to that might have damaged their nervous system and immune system. :(

  2. thorough and informative- thanks for posting!

  3. if v take the polio vaccine , what is the main problem behind that