Small Pox – Big Lie – Bioterrorism Implications of Flawed Theories of Eradication

Our governments and their security advisors base their strategies for dealing with claimed threats of smallpox bio-terrorism on flawed theories and “science” when effective proven strategies are ignored. The national and international security implications are profound.

Smallpox is claimed to have been eradicated by “ring vaccination” but the theory of ring vaccination is flawed. It is confounded by three factors: ["confounding": definition]. All these factors are known and one of which was proven in Leicester England between 1882 and 1908 by abandoning vaccination. Ring vaccination relies on isolation of cases to prevent spread of the disease.

Smallpox was eradicated in reality by three mechanisms, none of which depended on vaccination for their efficacy: isolation, attenuation and improved living conditions, particularly nutrition and sanitation.The effect cannot be attributable to the smallpox vaccine – any vaccine which takes over 100 years to work ipso facto proves itself not to have.

“Ring vaccination” depended on isolation.  It is the use of isolation and the experience of Leicester, England which confound the claims that smallpox was eradicated by vaccination.  The vaccine had not “worked” in over a century of use.

Leicester proved in a dramatic and successful experiment that isolation is effective, less expensive and that the smallpox vaccine programme did not work. Leicester reduced smallpox mortality dramatically using isolation of cases.  In the rest of England and other countries,  deaths continued to mount despite mass vaccination campaigns [see more below].  Full details can be read in “LEICESTER: Sanitation versus Vaccination” By J.T. Biggs J.P. [Download Entire Book as .pdf 43 Mb  - Or Read Online].  Extracts from the book appear below.

The theory and data upon which ring vaccination is based has been questioned by academics from Yale and Stanford universities: Smallpox Eradication in West and Central Africa: Surveillance-Containment or Herd Immunity? Edward H. Kaplan, PhD* and Lawrence M. Wein, PhD†.  Kaplan and Wein come to a flawed conclusion regarding the more appropriate mechanisms but their analysis shows the ring vaccination theory is at the least questionable.  Their work was discussed in Science journal: New Look at Old Data Irks Smallpox-Eradication Experts–MARTIN ENSERINK – SCIENCE VOL 299 10 JANUARY 2003.

Smallpox naturally attenuated to a strain called “Alastrim” or “variola minor” which was first recognised in Florida and South America in the late 19th century: Alastrim Smallpox Variola Minor Virus Genome DNA Sequences Virology Volume 266, Issue 2, 20 January 2000, Pages 361-386.

Attenuation is the natural process by which many diseases over time have become less severe until they either vanish or become of minimal concern. The dramatic effect of attenuation for various diseases combined with a third factor, steadily improving living conditions, can be seen in the data collected here: Vaccines Did Not Save Us – 2 Centuries of Official Statistics.

In the zeal to claim vaccines are so important to human health, with all the economic benefits to the medical professions from the procedure, vaccinology became and has remained a “science-free zone” where smallpox vaccine and theories of eradication of smallpox are concerned.

In 1967, the World Health Organization launched the Intensified Smallpox Eradication Program. Events in Nigeria stimulated adoption of ring vaccination when an outbreak developed among a religious sect. Faced with limited resources, staff isolated infected individuals and vaccinated others. This was the method of surveillance and containment which became known as “ring vaccination” and was adopted as a worldwide standard: 1) Henderson DA, Inglesby TV, Bartlett JG, Ascher MS, Eitzen E, Jahrling PB, et al. Smallpox as a Biological Weapon. In: Henderson DA, Inglesby TV, O’Toole T, ed. Bioterrorism: Guidelines for Medical and Public Health Management. 2002: Chicago, IL: AMA Press. 2002.99-120. 2) Hopkins JW. The eradication of smallpox: organizational learning and innovation in international health administration. J Dev Areas.1988;22(3):321-32.

Clearly, as was proven in the City of Leicester, it can only have been the isolation and not the vaccination which was responsible for ultimately eradicating smallpox as it was known, together with attenuation and improved living conditions.  Whether smallpox was eradicated or whether it remains in different manifestations  like  human “monkey pox” has been a matter of debate: HUMAN MONKEYPOX AND OTHER POXVIRUS INFECTIONS OF MAN: Chapter 29 SMALLPOX AND ITS ERADICATION;  Clinical manifestations of human monkeypox influenced by route of infection The Journal of infectious diseases2006, vol. 194, no6, pp. 773-780: Levine RS, Peterson A, Yorita KL, Carroll D, Damon IK, et al. 2007 Ecological Niche and Geographic Distribution of Human Monkeypox in Africa. PLoS ONE 2(1): e176. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0000176.

The following are some extracts from “LEICESTER: Sanitation versus Vaccination” By J.T. Biggs J.P. [Download Entire Book as .pdf 43 Mb  - Or Read Online].

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SMALLPOX FATALITY RATES, cases in vaccinated and re-vaccinated populations compared with “unprotected” Leicester – 1860 to 1908.

Name. Period. Small-Pox.  Cases Small-Pox. Deaths. Fatality-rate per cent. of Cases
Japan 1886-1908 288,779 77,415 26.8
British Army (United Kingdom) 1860-1908 1,355 96 7.1
British Army (India) 1860-1908 2,753 307 11.1
British Army (Colonies) 1860-1908 934 82 8.8
Royal Navy 1860-1908 2,909 234 8.0
Grand Totals and case fatality rate per cent, over all 296,730 78,134 26.3
Leicester (since giving up vaccination) 1880-1908 1,206 61 5.1

Biggs saidIn this comparison, I have given the numbers of revaccinated cases, and deaths, and each fatality-rate separately and together, so that they may be compared either way with Leicester. In pro-vaccinist language, may I ask, if the excessive small-pox fatality of Japan, of the British Army, and of the Royal Navy, are not due to vaccination and revaccination, to what are they due? It would afford an interesting psychical study were we able to know to what heights of eloquent glorification Sir George Buchanan would have soared with a corresponding result—but on the opposite side.


Small-Pox Epidemics, Cost, and Fatality Rates Compared

Vaccinal Condition Small-Pox Cases Small-Pox Deaths Fatality-rate Per Cent Cost of Epidemic
London 1900-02 Well Vaccinated 9,659 1,594 16.50 £492,000
Glasgow 1900-02 Well Vaccinated 3,417 377 11.03 £ 150,000
Sheffield 1887-88 Well Vaccinated 7,066 688 9.73 £32,257
Leicester 1892-94 Practically Unvaccinated 393 21 5.34 £2,888
Leicester 1902-04 Practically Unvaccinated 731 30 4.10 £1,602
City of Leicester Smallpox Deaths 1880-1908

The following graphs [not from J T Biggs' book - but sources cited] also illustrate how attenuation of smallpox resulted in greatly reduced mortality in England and the USA.

This graph shows the deaths resulting not from smallpox but from the vaccine and its effects:-

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And in this graph we can see how deaths from the vaccine often equalled or exceeded death from smallpox.

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The following graph shows how smallpox mortality was largely unaffected by the vaccine programme.  It continued in epidemics for decades and started to diminish as the effects of the Industrial Revolution in the latter part of the 19th Century provided more money to middle and working classes:-

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4 Responses

  1. [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Lon, Dr Sherri Tenpenny. Dr Sherri Tenpenny said: EXCELLENT article on the flawed theory of smallpox "eradication." [...]

  2. Vaccination started as flawed thinking, then progressed to a failed attempt of disease prevention and then gradually morphed into an organised criminal enterprise disguised as disease prevention.

  3. [...] The national security implications of vaccines are not much discussed.  But there are national security implications.  Mostly it is focussed on crude and unlikely to be used bioweapons like smallpox.  And as CHS has reported, the “science”  behind that is shaky: Small Pox – Big Lie – Bioterrorism Implications of Flawed Theories of Eradication. [...]

  4. Can you also publish the statistics on dysentry and rickets for the same populations over the same time periods to establish some validity for your claims on improved sanitation and nutrition being the cause of reduction in smallpox? If your hypothesis is valid, other diseases which are curable by the same means should also decline. Quite how you extrapolate from one study in one town over a fairly short time window to the removal of a global pathogen when poor sanitation and malnutrition continues on a massive scale baffles me

    [ED: Rob, maybe your bafflement has more to do with your observational skills, reading and comprehension difficulties?

    You claim this article asserts that improved sanitation and nutrition were the cause of reduction in smallpox.

    But that is not what it says:

    Smallpox was eradicated in reality by three mechanisms, none of which depended on vaccination for their efficacy: isolation, attenuation and improved living conditions, particularly nutrition and sanitation. The effect cannot be attributable to the smallpox vaccine – any vaccine which takes over 100 years to work ipso facto proves itself not to have.

    And of course we have published extensive information from 200 years of official statistics here documenting the decline in many diseases as living conditions improved:

    Vaccines Did Not Save Us – 2 Centuries Of Official Statistics

    And that linked title appears prominently at the top of every page of CHS.

    But perhaps you did not notice?

    But if you do manage to find the statistics on dysentry and rickets over the past 200 and more years for the USA, Australia and England and Wales, please do let us know.]

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