A headline and full page article exploded from USA Today: “Polio-like illness paralyzes children. Doctors stymied as kids struggle: What is it? How can it be treated?” (2/17/15)
Well, it turns out that this illness is actually not unknown. The diagnosis has been made tens of thousands of times recently in developing countries, but only a hundred or so times, so far, in the US. The symptoms match those in India where to date approximately 48,000 children have been affected with a paralytic polio-like illness following the administration by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation of oral polio vaccine, a form of the vaccine which was discontinued in the in the U.S. in 2000 but is deemed suitable for export to poor countries. As the Gates continue to tout their success in eliminating polio, others note the convergence of the polio vaccination with another disease called ‘non-polio acute flaccid paralysis‘(NPAFP) in vaccinated children. The disease affecting tens of thousands of children is quickly overwhelming the public health capacity of third world countries.
… while India has been polio-free for a year, there has been a huge increase in non-polio acute flaccid paralysis (NPAFP). In 2011, there were an extra 47,500 new cases of NPAFP. Clinically indistinguishable from polio paralysis but twice as deadly, the incidence of NPAFP was directly proportional to doses of oral polio received. … . The principle of primum-non-nocere [first do no harm] was violated.
Vaccine doesn’t cause disease only in developing countries.
… 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 . (Washington Post, September 24, 1976.)
As the recent self-limited outbreak of Ebola in Africa and the few cases elsewhere in the world makes clear, infectious diseases can be controlled without vaccination. To contain a disease, the sick are isolated until they recover and are no longer infectious. Health care workers would help the process if they maintained the basic levels of hygiene they so often disregard now, like hand washing and disinfecting equipment. For as long as a germ cannot infect others it will die out. Our disease statistics might be better if we tried working with mother nature instead of, once again, trying to conquer it.
But working with nature is not on our agenda. Most of the US public continues to believe the carefully crafted media and Big Pharma nonsense that modern medicine is responsible for our health. Headlines scream “Anti-Vaxxers Have Blood on Their Hands”, an opinion that might be different if the screamer had less hubris and more historical information. Like that on the graph below.
The measles vaccine was discovered in 1963.
All infectious disease specific information, follows the same curve.
The graph shows deaths – not cases – per 100,000 from infectious diseases since 1900.You will note that they were dropping like a rock long before vaccines showed up, that clean water established by health departments in 40 states had a major impact, and that vaccines had little influence as contagious diseases became increasingly rare. Diseases for which there is no effective vaccine, like scarlet fever and tuberculosis, followed the identical trajectory.
In 1900 living conditions were squalid for most urban dwellers, including millions of new immigrants. They lived in overcrowded conditions with large families in one room. Access to clean water, decent sanitation, sunlight and fresh air was often a luxury. In 1900 infant mortality was more than 162 in every thousand births compared to 6 per thousand today. Life expectancy was 47 years in 1900 and 78 years in 2010.
Since infectious disease deaths were declining rapidly before vaccines and have now all but vanished, it appears that vaccines, with their known and randomly devastating side effects, are actually unnecessary to control what have become rare diseases. There is a growing body of hidden evidence that vaccines do more harm than good.
Despite the current measles hysteria, the observant never regarded vaccines as an all-purpose fix. There were always too many cases of vaccines causing the disease they were supposed to prevent, of side effects destroying the life or health of the recipient, or of the vaccinated spreading disease to others. Pregnant women today are advised to stay away from recently vaccinated children who may shed live virus, like little Typhoid Marys, for up to a month.
There are currently 49 doses of 14 vaccines recommended by age 6, and more are on the way. There has been no study of autism or SIDS, to which early childhood vaccines have also been connected, in vaccinated vs voluntarily unvaccinated children.
The state of Colorado, which has a vaccination rate of less than 82%, would be an ideal place for such a study. There have been no epidemics of any kind in Colorado. But instead of seeing the obvious, that vaccines make little difference to the health of youngsters, the members of the medical profession in Colorado say:
We are going to have a large outbreak of measles. We are like a forest waiting to catch fire.
Any responsible public health professional will tell you that 154 cases of anything spread over 17 states and Mexico (as one source reported), does not constitute an epidemic. It barely constitutes an outbreak, especially since CDC counted almost 383 cases last year and the sound you heard from the media was silence.
With a national average of 95% of children vaccinated, there should be more than enough immunity to go around. And there should, obviously, be no worries among the vaccinated about exposure to the unvaccinated. Why the hysteria?
So where do measles cases come from? A few originate outside of our borders. The rest generally come from vaccinated children for whom the vaccine failed, which according to figures from the CDC, happens roughly 20% of the time and helps to explain the large number of vaccinated children who caught measles in the recent ‘outbreak.’ That means that 20% of children are exposed to the side effects of the vaccine while getting no protection from the disease. Further, vaccine protection eventually wears off leaving the vaccinated vulnerable at an age when the disease may do more harm.
The shrill pro-vaccine voices in and out of the U.S. media may have to eventually concede that non-vaccinating parents had it right all along. How much damage will be done by vaccines for rare diseases before that happens?