New Paper – Polio Vaccine – Disease Caused by Vaccine Twice As Fatal – Third World Duped – Scarce Money Wasted – Polio Eradication Impossible

According to a new paper published today in the April issue of Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, polio vaccine appears to cause a clinically identical disease which is twice as deadly as polio and the WHO polio eradication programme should be halted: ‘Polio programme – let us declare victory and move on [click title for full .pdf download] by Neetu Vashisht and  Jacob Puliyel of the Department of Pediatrics at St Stephens Hospital in Delhi [for online web version click here and for PubMed abstract click here].

The paper records a failure to investigate NPAFP [non polio acute flacid paralysis] which is clinically indistinguishable from polio paralysis but twice as deadly.  Data from India’s National Polio Surveillance Project shows the NPAFP rate increased in proportion to the number of polio vaccine doses administered.  Independent studies show that children  identified with NPAFP “were at more than twice the risk of dying than those with wild polio infection”.

India was polio-free in 2011, but that year there were 47500 cases of NPAFP.  NPAFP has increased in incidence  in areas where many doses of polio vaccine were used.  

The authors report that, nationally, the NPAFP rate is now twelve times higher than expected.  In the states of Uttar Pradesh  and Bihar — which have pulse polio rounds nearly every month–the NPAFP rate is 25 and 35 fold higher than the international norms.

 ….. 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 47500 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. Though this data was collected within the polio surveillance system, it was not investigated. The principle of primum-non-nocere was violated.”

[ED:  Does this paper appear to confirm that the claimed eradication of polio has been achieved by redefining cases of paralytic polio as something else in order to remove from the statistics cases of paralytic polio caused by polio vaccines?  See Inside Vaccines: Polio and Acute Flaccid Paralysis which suggests that the "polio" eradication campaign by WHO appears to have always been a "fools errand" and the unsuspecting world  (third and all else) has been duped.]

Additionally, WHO’s polio eradication campaign will never end because it will never eradicate polio:

The long promised monetary benefits from ceasing to vaccinate against poliovirus will never be achieved,

India was taken off the list of polio-endemic countries by the World Health Organisation (WHO) two months ago but will now have to continue spending scarce health funds on the programme forever.  They argue that the huge costs of repeated rounds of OPV and the parallel rise alongside the use of the vaccine of the more deadly non-polio acute flaccid paralysis (NPAFP) shows that monthly administration of OPV must cease.  

Our resources are perhaps better spent on controlling poliomyelitis to a locally acceptable level  rather than trying to eradicate the disease.”

The authors point out that while the anti-polio campaign in India was mostly self-financed it started with a token donation of two million dollars from abroad.

The Indian government finally had to fund this hugely expensive programme, which cost the country 100 times more than the value of the initial grant.”

The doctors note that it was long known to the scientific community that eradication of polio was impossible because scientists had synthesized poliovirus in a test-tube as early as in 2002.  “The sequence of its genome is known and modern biotechnology allows it to be resurrected at any time in the lab,” they report.  “Man can thus never let down his guard against poliovirus.

According to the authors it was unethical for WHO and Bill Gates to promote this programme when they knew 10 years ago that it was never to succeed.

Getting poor countries to expend their scarce resources on an impossible dream over the last 10 years was unethical.  This is a startling reminder of how initial funding and grants from abroad distort local priorities, ”the authors note.  “From India’s perspective the exercise has been an extremely costly both in terms of human suffering and in monetary terms. It is tempting to speculate what could have been achieved if the $ 2.5 billion spent on attempting to eradicate polio, were spent on water and sanitation and routine immunization.

In conclusion they say that:

the polio eradication programme epitomizes nearly everything that is wrong with donor funded ‘disease specific’ vertical projects at the cost of investments in community-oriented primary health care (horizontal programs).

The WHO’s current policy calls for stopping oral polio vaccine (OPV) vaccination  three  years after the last case of poliovirus-caused poliomyelitis.  Injectable polio vaccine (IPV), which is expensive, will replace OPV in countries which can afford it.

The risks inherent in this strategy are immense, ”Puliyel and Vashisht warn. “Herd immunity against poliomyelitis will rapidly decline as new children are born and not vaccinated. Thus, any outbreak of poliomyelitis will be disastrous, whether it is caused by residual samples of virus stored in laboratories, by vaccine-derived polioviruses or by poliovirus that is chemically synthesized with malignant intent.

[ED: This article includes quotes from the authors' news release.]

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9 Responses

  1. Thank you for this update on this subject, CHS.

    To read the MSM on this matter, one would think that all is well; or at least, ‘smartly’ heading in that direction…

  2. [...] Originally Posted by Ceece Oh please. If the vaccine caused polio where is all the polio now? According to the 1997 issues of the MMWR, there are 30,000 to 50'000 cases of viral or aseptic meningitus per year in the U.S. alone….THAT'S where all the cases of polio have gone….new definition, new diagnostics, new name….same disease…….New Paper – Polio Vaccine – Disease Caused by Vaccine Twice As Fatal – Third World… [...]

  3. What you fail to understand is that reported cases of acute flaccid paralysis would be expected to increase in incidence as a result of these vaccine programmes. This is a well known phenomenon in epidemiology.

    Included in the vaccine programmes was the training of healthcare workers to better report and identify flaccid paralysis, so that fewer cases due to polio would be missed. A substantial proportion of the acute flaccid paralysis cases thus will have nothing to do with the poliovirus or the vaccine, but due simply to the fact that many more cases of flaccid paralysis were diagnosed and reported, thanks to this being an integral part of the vaccine programmes, targeted to make sure we miss as few cases of polio as possible.

    So these findings actually highlight that not only is polio vaccine highly effective, but also non-polio flaccid paralysis is more common than we thought.

    [ED: What you fail to appreciate is that this article is reporting the findings of a peer reviewed paper. So we are not failing to appreciate anything.

    You fail to appreciate that the published peer reviewed paper reports [our emphasis]:

    “Clinically indistinguishable from polio paralysis but twice as deadly, the incidence of NPAFP was directly proportional to doses of oral polio received. Though this data was collected within the polio surveillance system, it was not investigated. The principle of primum-non-nocere was violated.””

    But thanks for your point of view for which you cite not a single source to back up your claims – not particularly convincing in the circumstances. We look forward to the citations so other readers can be informed and make their own minds up.]

  4. [...] unethical and not worth the cost to hard-pressed third world economies for the limited benefits:  New Paper – Polio Vaccine – Disease Caused by Vaccine Twice As Fatal – Third World Duped – S… – April 7, [...]

  5. hi – was wondering why both you and Puliyel / Vashisht mention labs as future potential / possible cause of polio outbreaks ?

    Is it just a given, broadly acknowledged understanding that labs have ‘leaks’ – intentional or otherwise ? all labs ? just vaccine labs ?

    I’m just a bit surprised to see it so casually publicly stated, especially by members of the medical / scientific community that have some connection ( just by their study, I mean ) with the vaccine industry.

    [ED: Firstly, there has been debate about whether it is feasible to eliminate polio virus for many years now amongst experts - see more below and references.

    We also cannot be sure now whether the paralysis cases of the 1940s and 1950s pandemics were caused by polio virus. In other words, is the elimination of a polio virus relevant to eliminating childhood paralysis cases at all? This is an issue which was being discussed in the 1950s and still appears to be a live issue: “The history of the etiology of poliomyelitis is a history of errors.” J.F. Eggers, Medicine, 1954 If Not Poliovirus, Then What Is Causing Today’s Cases of Flaccid Paralysis?

    Will The Poliovirus Eradication Program Rid the World of
    Childhood Paralysis? With So Little Poliovirus Detected Around the World, What Is Causing Today’s Outbreaks of Acute Flaccid Paralysis?
    By Neenyah Ostrom April 20, 2001

    The "slow" explosive rise and peaks of the graphs of the supposed 1940s & 50s polio pandemics covering a 20 year period fit no known pattern of other infectious diseases. A number of the first vaccination campaigns of the vaccine era are associated with increases in childhood paralysis including diphtheria and pertussis [whooping cough] campaigns.

    Pertussis Vaccination and Serious Central Nervous System Disorders: Early Case Series Evidence and Public Reaction

    In 2006 Science ran articles reporting how experts involved in attempted eradication had become skeptical about the ability ever to eradicate polio: Polio eradication: is it time to give up? Science May 12, 2006 Roberts, Leslie

    These included Isao Arita, a WHO expert from Japan, Donald A. Henderson , the director of the smallpox program, polio expert Konstantin Chumakov of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Vadim Agol of the Russian Academy of Medical Science’s Chumakov Institute for Poliomyelitis. Arita in 1990 started directing the polio eradication campaign in the Western Pacific in 1997 and who predicated his faith in medicine’s ability to triumph over viruses.

    Whilst the way it is put in the Puliyel paper implies an artificial virus from a lab could leak out and circulate , which is possible and has happened with other viruses, there are other issues about man-made polio viruses affecting the feasibility of eradication and the continued circulation of the polio virus.

    Read further such as the references cited in the Puliyel paper and other references and you will see that leaks from a laboratory of an artificial virus are not the only issue.

    Additionally, we actually have no idea how much polio virus there is in silent circulation – with asymptomatic non clinical cases.

    In other words, the virus may never actually be eliminated – we do not see the clinical cases. The only cases of polio which are reported are paralytic ones – the reporting system is for paralytic polio cases – cases where paralysis is clearly evident – and very short temporary paralysis cases where the individual rapidly recovers may never be noted as polio or reported.

    “…. the confirmation in 2000 that vaccine-derived polioviruses (VDPVs) can circulate and cause polio outbreaks, making the use of OPV after interruption of wild poliovirus transmission incompatible with a polio-free world. A comprehensive strategy has been developed to minimize the risks …. appropriate long-term biocontainment of poliovirus stocks (whether for vaccine production, diagnosis, or research), the controlled reintroduction of any live poliovirus vaccine (i.e., from an OPV stockpile), and appropriate use of the inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV). ….. there is wide agreement that no strategy would entirely eliminate the potential risks to a polio-free world.”

    Aylward et al, Risk Management in a Polio-Free World, Risk Analysis, Vol. 26, No. 6, 2006. ]

  6. [...] But Gates ploughs on regardless whilst his plans will result in causing thousands of cases of a twice as deadly indistinguishable disease, called non polio accute flaccid paralysis [NPAFP].  This will be the result of the especially intensive vaccination campaigns which it seems will continue until not one case of polio is reported: New Paper – Polio Vaccine – Disease Caused by Vaccine Twice As Fatal – Polio Eradication Impo… [...]

  7. […] […] Selon les auteurs de l’article, la promotion de ce programme par l’OMS et Bill Gates ne correspondrait pas aux exigences de l’éthique parce qu’ils savaient depuis plus de 10 ans que le programme d’éradication ne réussirait jamais….CHILHEALTHSAFETY […]

  8. […] Elizabeth Weisse of USA Today reported on 26th February that a “Mysterious polio-like illness affects kids in California“.   The story is still being discussed in the US.  Regular readers of CHS will know that non polio acute flaccid paralysis [NAPFP] is clinically identical to polio, occurs whenever there are mass polio vaccination campaigns and is twice as deadly as polio:  New Paper – Polio Vaccine – Disease Caused by Vaccine Twice As Fatal – Third World Duped – S… […]

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