October 4, 2023
Attempting to report on the long and tortuous history of this affliction has proved daunting so I would encourage everyone to do their own research as much of this history has been hidden from the general public for over one hundred years (see my sources at the end of this article).
Since the early 1900’s, we have been indoctrinated to believe that polio was a highly contagious disease. However, with a little research, if we look at the available statistics and charts dating from 1912 – 1970, we find the prevalence of polio was very low compared to other infectious diseases. In spite of the low incidence, polio was characterized as a vicious crippler, especially of children, in the early and mid-1900’s. Since that time, many people have been led to believe that diseases such as polio and smallpox have been eradicated in the Western hemisphere, due entirely to vaccines.
Beyond the disinformation and misinformation surrounding polio, consisting of sketchy statistics, renaming of diseases, and vaccine-induced paralytic polio caused by both the Salk and the Sabin vaccines, it should be noted that Dr. Albert Sabin’s oral polio vaccine (OPV) continues to cause paralysis in vaccine recipients today, largely in developing nations. In the US, the three dose schedule administered to infants between 2 months and 15 months of age consists of inactivated poliovirus (IPV). It too can cause paralysis, although it has been renamed and is now called transverse myelitis.
From the outset of the launch of Dr. Salk’s vaccine in 1955, there was controversy. According to the Daily Telegraph (UK) (June 18, 1955) Mr. Peterson, State Health Director of Idaho, stopped the inoculation campaign and stated: “We have lost confidence in the Salk Vaccine.” He also stated that he “holds the vaccine, together with the instructions for its manufacture, directly responsible for the outbreak of polio and the deaths that occurred.”
Shortly after the mass rollout, the deaths from the Salk vaccine ceased to be reported. In a letter published in Defender Magazine, the writer stated: “I am informed by someone who works in a newspaper office that much of the bad news concerning the results of the Salk program is being censored and deleted out of the news to keep people complacent and acquiescent.”
Here’s a few of the deaths from the Salk Vaccine, some of which occurred in Idaho:
- Susan Pierce (aged 7), Pocatello, Idaho, died April 27, 1955
- Ronald Fitzgerald (age 4), Oakland, CA., died April 27, 1955
- Allen Davis, Jr. (age 2), New Orleans, LA., died May 4, 1955
- Janet Kincaid (age 7), Moscow, Idaho, died May 1, 1955
- Danny Eggers (age 6), Idaho Falls, Idaho, died May 10, 1955
Soon after the Salk vaccine program commenced, the American Public Health Service (June 23, 1955) announced there had been 168 confirmed cases of poliomyelitis among the vaccinated, with six deaths. The total number of vaccinated children who eventually developed the disease is unknown. The interval between inoculation and the first sign of paralysis ranged from 5 to 20 days and usually developed in the limb which was injected.
The fact remains, however, that after the “successful” rollout of the Salk vaccine, the incidence of paralysis in young children continued. It is widely believed that the widespread use of DDT as well as other toxins and pesticides, liberally sprayed in homes and gardens, and even directly on children in swimming pools and the beach, for example, was a causative agent in polio-like illness. Coincidentally, DDT was phased out of use in the US and Canada beginning in the 1960’s, right around the time that polio was disappearing.
Next: Polio (Part 2)
- The Poisoned Needle – Suppressed Facts about Vaccination by Dr. Eleanor McBean, Phd, ND
- Dissolving Illusions, Disease Vaccines, and the Forgotten History by Suzanne Humphries, MD and Roman Bystrianyk