In a superior example of the circular “logic” of mainstream medicine, Rotary International has announced that a recent polio outbreak in Syria, caused by the polio vaccine itself, could have been averted if more kids had been vaccinated. That’s right: The polio vaccine is giving kids polio, so we should be sure to vaccinate more kids as quickly as possible. Wait, what?
There are two types of polioviruses: Vaccine-derived polioviruses (VDPVs) and wild polioviruses (WPVs). While WPVs have been all but eradicated worldwide, VDPVs keep popping up all over the place.
Caused by the weakened form of the live poliovirus contained in the polio vaccine, VDPVs develop after the vaccine is ingested, replicates in the vaccinated child’s gut, and is then excreted. In poor areas like Syria, where war has resulted in compromised sanitation measures, the virus can then spread to other vulnerable children. As it circulates, the virus begins to mutate, and can eventually develop into a strain strong enough to cause paralysis. (Related: Stay in the loop with the latest developments in healthcare at Medicine.news.)
Rotary insists that if more children are vaccinated, then when the vaccine is excreted and starts spreading, it won’t be able to infect other children. While this appears logical on the surface, surely the more intelligent solution is to just not vaccinate any kids at all? Since two of the three known strains of WPVs have already been exterminated, and naturally occurring cases of WPV are few and far between, it seems illogical to insist on vaccinating hundreds of thousands of children – 355,000 little kids in Syria alone – in an attempt to prevent a disease that is now primarily only caused by the vaccine itself!
Without even a hint of irony, Fran Equiza, UNICEF’s representative in Syria, proudly announced, “UNICEF applauds local partners and health workers for their extraordinary efforts and commitment to vaccinate children against this crippling illness. No child should have to live with the devastating effects of polio.”
She failed to mention that the disease was caused by vaccines pushed on unsuspecting kids in the first place. Perhaps she should stop applauding and start assigning blame?
The truth is, the outbreak of vaccine-derived poliovirus in Syria is by no means an isolated case.
Back in 2015, Truth Stream Media reported that the oral polio vaccine was causing massive outbreaks of a polio-like disease called non-polio acute flaccid paralysis (NPAFP) in India – a country in which wild poliovirus has been eradicated.
There were 47,500 cases of non-polio paralysis reported in 2011, the same year India was declared “polio-free,” according to [Dr. Neetu Vashisht and Dr. Jacob Puliyel of the Department of Paediatrics at St Stephens Hospital in Delhi]. Further, the available data shows that the incidents tracked back to areas were doses of the polio vaccine were frequently administered. The national rate of NPAFP in India is 25-35 times the international average.
In that same year, The Washington Post published an article about two Ukrainian children who had been paralyzed by a mutated form of the poliovirus caused by the vaccine. (Related: Polio vaccines causing worldwide surge in childhood paralysis cases.)
The Post noted:
[I]n populations that are under-immunized — the Ukraine is definitely one of those with only 50 percent of children fully immunized against polio and other vaccine-preventable diseases in 2014 — the vaccine-virus can circulate for long time, 12 months or longer, and genetically change into a more virulent form that can paralyze.
Again with the circular logic. If these kids have low immunization rates and are at increased risk of getting polio from the vaccine, why do the authorities insist on pushing them to be vaccinated against an exterminated disease?
Oh yes, now I remember: because … money. Lots of people make lots of money out of lots of vaccines.