The Polio Game

By Stan Burke
Food Freedom News

How does one play the Polio Game?

According to Dr. Dennis H. Geffen, O.B.E.. M.D.. D.P.H., of every 100 people who become infected with the virus, 90 per cent, remain symptomless, 9 show some slight sign of disease, such as sore throat or stiffness of the neck, whilst only 1 develops definite paralysis.  He is reported in Public Health (March 1955) to have told the Metropolitan Branch, Society of Medical Officers of Health that:

“We are apt to forget that poliomyelitis is the least serious of all infectious diseases with the exception of that one complication or extension of the disease which destroys motor cells in the brain and spinal cord and causes paralysis. Apart from this it appears to be a mild infection lasting a few days, the symptoms of which are probably less serious than a cold in the head, and from which recovery is complete and immunity lasting. If we could be sure that an individual contracting poliomyelitis would not become paralysed then there might be much to be said for spreading the disease in order that a community might develop natural immunity.”

  • One ignores that polio was disappearing on its own before the introduction of the vaccine.
  • One ignores what actually happened when the vaccine was introduced.

Only thirteen days after the vaccine had been acclaimed by the whole of the American Press and Radio as one of the greatest medical discoveries of the century, and two days after the English Minister of Health had announced he would go right ahead with the manufacture of the vaccine, came the first news of disaster. Children inoculated with one brand of vaccine had developed poliomyelitis. In the following days more and more cases were reported, some of then after inoculation with other brands of the vaccine. Then came another, and wholly unlooked-for complication. The Denver Medical Officer, Dr. Florio announced the development of what he called ‘satellite’ polio, that is, cases of the disease in the parents or other close contacts of children who had been inoculated and. alter a few days’ illness in hospital, had returned home: they communicated the disease to others, although not suffering from it themselves.

On June 23rd, 1955 the American Public Health Service announced that there had been 149 confirmed cases of poliomyelitis among the vaccinated, with six deaths, and 149 cases among the contacts of children given the Salk vaccine, with six deaths. Nor is this the end of the story; how many vaccinated children will eventually be reported as developing the disease is as yet unknown, but it is at any rate limited by the fact that the distribution of further batches of vaccine was suspended on May 6th, the actual manufacture of Cutter vaccine, which had been responsible for most of the polio cases, having been stopped altogether, pending a full inquiry, by the National Institute of Health on April 28th.

But with regard to the “satellite” cases the situation is far worse. According to Dr. Florio, children when inoculated with a faulty vaccine may become carriers of the virus. He estimated (Daily Express. May 16. 1955) that all of the 1,500 vaccinated Denver children had become carriers. “We have created a group of carriers”, he said, “and then there will be another group and so the cycle will go on. It is very distressing.” Some of the contacts acquired the disease in its deadliest form.

The interval between inoculation and the first sign of paralysis ranged from 5 to 20 days and in a large proportion of cases it started in the limb in which the injection had been given. Another feature of the tragedy was that the numbers developing polio were far greater than would have been expected had no inoculations been carried out. In fact, in the state of Idaho. according to a statement by Dr. Curl Eklund, one of the Government’s chief virus authorities, polio struck only vaccinated children in areas where there had been no cases since the preceding autumn: in 9 out of 10 cases the paralysis occurred in the arms in which the vaccine had been injected. (News Chronicle. May 6, 1955).

This experience led to Mr. Peterson, the Health Director for the State of Idaho, calling a halt to the mass inoculation programme. According to the Daily Telegraph (June 19. I955) he stated: “We have lost confidence in the Salk vaccine.” The report continues: “He said that he holds the vaccine, together with the instructions for its manufacture. directly responsible for the outbreak of polio in Idaho. This outbreak has resulted in 86 cases of the disease, including seven deaths, since the mass immunisation programme began in April. Mr. Peterson expressed disappointment that scientists and officials had not visited Idaho.” He contended: “This was the H.Q. of the biggest outbreak there was. This was the place where they could study the facts.”

An article in Time (May 30. 1955 commented: “In retrospect, a good deal of the blame for the vaccine snafu also went to the National Foundation, which, with years of publicity, had built up the danger of polio out of all proportion to its actual incidence. and had rushed into vaccinations this year with patently insufficient preparation.”

Dr. Geffen is Medical Officer of Health for St. Pancras, and in his address from which the foregoing has been quoted he had some very interesting things to say about the importance of predisposing factors in the host as compared with that of the infecting virus. He gave a list of four main host factors which predispose a person to developing the disease:

(1) Operations for the removal of tonsils and adenoids.

(2) The condition of pregnancy.

(3) Undue exertion, fatigue and chill.

(4) Small injuries such as the inoculation of vaccines, injection of drugs like penicillin. In these cases paralysis is usually observed in the limb which has received the trauma.

From The polio vaccine: a critical assessment of its arcane history, efficacy, and long-term health-related consequences:

“Several studies show that injections increase susceptibility to polio. When diphtheria and pertussis vaccines were introduced in the 1940s, cases of paralytic poliomyelitis skyrocketed. This chart shows the average number of polio cases per 100,000 people during five year periods before and after the vaccines were introduced. (Source: National Morbidity Reports taken from U.S. Public Health surveil- lance reports; Lancet (April 18, 1950), pp. 659-63.)

“A 1992 study, published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, validated earlier findings. Children who received DPT (diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis) injections were significantly more likely than controls to suffer paralytic poliomyelitis within the next 30 days [16]. According to the authors, ‘this study confirms that injections are an important cause of provocative poliomyelitis’ [16:444].

“In 1995, the New England Journal of Medicine published a study showing that children who received a single injection within one month after receiving a polio vaccine were 8 times more likely to contract polio than children who received no injections. The risk jumped 27-fold when children received up to nine injections within one month after receiving the polio vaccine. And with ten or more injections, the likelihood of developing polio was 182 times greater than expected [17].

“Why injections increase the risk of polio is unclear [18]. Nevertheless, these studies and others [19-24] indicate that ‘injections must be avoided in countries with endemic poliomyelitis’ [18].”

“For four decades, government officials have insisted that there is no evidence the simian virus called SV40 is harmful to humans. But in recent years, dozens of scientific studies have found the virus in a steadily increasing number of rare brain, bone and lung-related tumors – the same malignant cancer SV40 causes in lab animals,” the report said. “Even more troubling, the virus has been detected in tumors removed from people never inoculated with the contaminated vaccine, leading some to worry that those infected by the vaccine might be spreading SV40.”

“Barbara Loe Fisher, president and co-founder of theNational Vaccine Information Center, a non-profit organization which advocates vaccine safety, testified before the House Government Reform Committee’s subcommittee on Human Rights and Wellness in September 2003 that

“[T]oday, U.S. federal health agencies admit the following two facts: (1) Salk polio vaccine released for public use between 1955 and 1963 was contaminated with SV40; and SV40 has been proven to cause cancer in animals.

“Continuing, Fisher said that at a 1997 conference on SV40 and human cancers held by the National Institutes of Health which she attended, “there was no disagreement among both government and non-government scientists about these two facts.

“The only disagreement was whether SV40 was actually being identified in the cancerous tumors of children and adults alive today and, if it was, whether the monkey virus was in fact responsible for their cancer. Non-government scientists working in independent labs around the world said, ‘Yes.’ But the scientists connected with the U.S. government said ‘No.’

“SV-40 is transmitted through sexual intercourse, and from mother to child in the womb. Monkeys that were used to make polio vaccines were infected with simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), a virus closely related to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the infectious agent associated with AIDS. Some researchers question whether HIVs may simply be SIVs “residing in and adapting to a human host.” Polio vaccines also contain calf serum, glycerol and other parts of the cow that may have been infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease, a fatal brain-wasting ailment that some researchers link to Cruetzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), its human equivalent.”

  • One ignores that there were cautions issued about the polio vaccine.

The editor of the News Chronicle (January 1, 1956) wisely headed his editorial column “A Case for Caution “, stating: “Parents have the assurance that this vaccine will be as safe as the scientists can make it.” No doubt; but is this as safe as the public will demand? It is scarcely reassuring to learn from the Minister of Health that “the British vaccine will have been subject to stringent safety tests and will, I am advised, be as safe as any vaccine can be.” One recalls the statement of Dr. Scheele, the American Surgeon General, in June 1955 that “no batch of the vaccine can be proved safe before it is given to children.”

When national immunization campaigns were initiated in the 1950s, the number of reported cases of polio following mass in- oculations with the killed-virus vaccine was significantly greater than before mass inoculations, and may have more than doubled in the U.S. as a whole. When national immunization campaigns were initiated in the 1950s, the number of reported cases of polio following mass in- oculations with the killed-virus vaccine was significantly greater than before mass inoculations, and may have more than doubled in the U.S. as a whole.

Doctors and scientists on the staff of the National Institutes of Health during the 1950s were well aware that the Salk vaccine was causing polio. Some frankly stated that it was “worthless as a pre- ventive and dangerous to take [26:142].” They refused to vacci- nate their own children [26:142]. Health departments banned the inoculations [26:140]. The Idaho State Health Director angrily declared: “I hold the Salk vaccine and its manufacturers responsi- ble” for a polio outbreak that killed several Idahoans and hospital- ized dozens more [26:140]. Even Salk himself was quoted as say- ing: “When you inoculate children with a polio vaccine you don’t sleep well for two or three weeks [26:144;43].” But the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, and drug companies with large investments in the vaccine coerced the U.S. Public Health Service into falsely proclaiming the vaccine was safe and effective [26:142-5].

  • One ignores the simple categorization changes to determine incidence of the disease.

“Polio cases were predetermined to decrease when the medical definition of polio was changed. Cases of polio were more often reported as aseptic meningitis after the vaccine was introduced, skewing efficacy rates. Source: The Los Angeles County Health Index: Morbidity and Mortality, Reportable Diseases.

“The fact that dubious tactics were used to fabricate efficacy rates was corroborated by Dr. Bernard Greenberg, chairman of the Committee on Evaluation and Standards of the American Public Health Association during the 1950s. His expert testimony was used as evidence during Congressional hearings in 1962. He cred- ited the “decline” of polio cases not to the vaccine, but rather to a change in the way doctors were required to report cases: “Prior to 1954 any physician who reported paralytic poliomyelitis was do- ing his patient a service by way of subsidizing the cost of hospi- talization… two examinations at least 24 hours apart was all that was required… In 1955 the criteria were changed… residual paralysis was determined 10 to 20 days after onset of illness and again 50 to 70 days after onset… This change in definition meant that in 1955 we started reporting a new disease… Furthermore, diagnostic procedures have continued to be refined. Coxsackie virus infections and aseptic meningitis have been distinguished from poliomyelitis… Thus, simply by changes in diagnostic criteria, the number of paralytic cases was predetermined to decrease… [52:96,97]”

  • One ignores nearly 50,000 cases of paralysis itself.

As the WHO is praising India for nearly eradicating polio, tens of thousands of cases of paralysis are appearing in India immediately following vaccination. Polio has “statistically disappeared” from India, while the huge spike in cases of paralysis is categorized as non-polio acute flaccid paralysis (NPAFP).

  • One ignores that Bill Gates, out of the goodness of his mega-investment strategy, created a vaccine saturation campaign to “eradicate” polio with a vaccine known to cause polio.

“… it [the oral polio vaccine] cannot be given to people with compromised immune systems [1,35].

Plus, it is capable of causing polio in some recipients of the vaccine, and in individuals with compromised immune systems who come into close contact with recently vaccinated children [1,35-38]. As a result, in January 2000, the CDC “updated” its polio vaccine recommendations, reverting back to policies first implemented during the 1950s: Children should only be given the killed-virus shot. The oral polio vaccine should only be used in “special circumstances [39-41].” ….

[Needless to say, children in India who are forced to take Gates' polio vaccines, live with compromised immune systems because of often severe malnutrition, so it would be contraindicated to give them the polio vaccine or to give it to anyone who would come in contact with them.]

In 1976, Dr. Jonas Salk, creator of the killed-virus vaccine used in the 1950s, testified that the live-virus vaccine (used almost exclusively in the U.S. from the early 1960s to 2000) was the “principal if not sole cause” of all reported polio cases in the U.S. since 1961 [44]. (The virus remains in the throat for one to two weeks and in the feces for up to two months. Thus, vaccine recipients are at risk, and can potentially spread the disease, as long as fecal excretion of the virus continues [45].) In 1992, the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published an admission that the live-virus vaccine had become the dominant cause of polio in the United States [36]. In fact, according to CDC figures, every case of polio in the U.S. since 1979 was caused by the oral polio vaccine [36]. Authorities claim the vaccine was responsible for about eight cases of polio every year [46]. However, an independent study that analyzed the government’s own vaccine database during a recent period of less than five years uncovered 13,641 reports of adverse events following use of the oral polio vaccine. These reports included 6,364 emergency room visits and 540 deaths (Figure 3) [47,48]. Public outrage at these tragedies became the impetus for removing the oral polio vaccine from immunization schedules [36:568;37;38]. [Emphasis added.]

  • One ignores that Pakistan, having recognized that the polio vaccines from GAVI (Gates, Rockefellers, WHO) were causing polio, is being threatened by the WHO for trying to suspend polio vaccination.
  • One ignores the possible link between the polio vaccines and AIDs and the polio vaccine and Mad Cow disease.

“If AIDS originated in Africa via contaminated polio vaccines, how did this disease spread to male homosexuals in America? In 1974, clinics in New York and California began experimental treatments for gay men afflicted with herpes. Therapy consisted of multiple doses of the live polio vaccine [132]. As noted earlier, this vaccine was produced in the kidneys of the African Green monkey, a known reservoir for simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), a likely precursor to HIV [59;84;97-104]. Beginning in the early 1980s, simultaneous outbreaks of Kaposi sarcoma and seri- ous opportunistic infections (later associated with AIDS) were reported among homosexual men, especially in New York City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles [99]. This time span coincides with the average incubation period between HIV infection and the development of AIDS [100].

“In 1982, the CDC concluded that such outbreaks “strongly sug- gests the occurrence of a single epidemic of underlying immuno- suppression… [133]” The following year, HIV was identified as the causative agent [99]. And in 1992,

“Lancet published the first scientific explanation showing how repeated doses of SIV- contaminated polio vaccines may have seeded HIV among Ameri- can homosexual men [99]….

“BSE [Mad Cow disease] associated infectious agents are capable of contaminating polio vaccines because they are not only grown in monkey kid- neys, but in calf serum as well [3]. In fact, many parts of the cow are used in vaccine production. Glycerol is derived from cow fat; gelatin and amino acids come from cow bones; and the growth medium for viruses and other microorganisms may require cow skeletal muscle, enzymes, and blood [139].

“Authorities knew that vaccines could be infected with BSE associated transmissible agents as early as 1988. Yet, in England, vaccine manufacturers waited months before switching to cows less likely to be infected, and refused to remove current stock off the shelves and out of doctor’s offices until it was all sold, or ex- pired five years later towards the end of 1993 [146]. One outraged legislator declared that “the Department of Health was potentially criminally negligent in not requiring the immediate withdrawal or cessation of use of vaccines from potentially contaminated sources [146]. Despite nationwide apprehension, manufacturers continued to disregard European guidelines [150]. Finally, in October 2000, the Department of Health became so concerned about the likeli- hood of children being infected with BSE-contaminated vaccines and falling prey to vCruetzfeldt-Jakob disease (dozens of people, including children, had already contracted it) [151] that they is- sued a recall of hundreds of thousands of polio vaccines made using fetal bovine serum extracted from British cows [139,148,152].”

  • One ignores that after previous honesty about the polio vaccines, and numbers showing that the vaccines were causing polio, and warnings, such honesty has almost disappeared but not so the vaccines or the victims. The public has been led to believe the polio vaccines are essential. The are now mandated and are given in many doses.

This is how the polio game is played. One ignores history and science and reality and simply believes what one is told – that the polio vaccine eradicated polio. And based on the wonder of the polio vaccine, one believes, despite all maiming and disease and financial corruption to the contrary, that vaccines are miracles of modern medicine.

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