- Hello Jeff - That is a very interesting article
on the polio vaccine you have posted.
- The Hidden History Of The Polio Vaccine
- No one realizes that at the same time polio cases began
to wane, the first world was improving sewage and water systems. I would
liken the reduction in cases to improved potent water supplies and to improved
sewage treatment. I remember in the early 1950's the city of Yonkers,
NY came to the suburb of Yonkers, Sherwood Park, east yonkers and actually
required us to hook up to the sewer system. At that time our home was
using a cess pool and well water. Many homes, mostly older, in my area
used the cess pool and well water systems.
- Polio is actually spread via feces/oral route. I would
wager that President Roosevelt got his polio swimming in the Hudson river
which is where many of my neighbors got their polio. I remember seeing
signs which read "No Swimming due to Polio" in Alpine NJ along
beaches on the Hudson River. The Hudson was notorious for having raw sewage
- If polio vaccine is the sole reason for ending the spread
of polio in the first world, then why hasn't polio ended in India, the
Congo and other countries? There have been countless polio vaccine campaigns
year after year in Africa, India etc yet we keep hearing about outbreaks,
currently, India and Africa have polio outbreaks. The answer is not vaccine
but sanitation. In countries that have raw sewage entering the rivers,
lakes etc where people use these same waterways for drinking and cooking
the disease will never die away. The money spent on vaccine is only a
fraction of what it would cost to put in decent sanitation which would
include sewers and sewage treatment along with providing potable safe drinking
water in the third world, so, consequently, the pharma industry with a
lot to lose talks about the reduction of polio via vaccine. Ergo, the
myth is perpertrated.
- So, Polio vaccine ending the polio outbreak in the first
world? It's a completer MYTH.
- Also, very little is ever said about the origin of some
of the third world Polio outbreaks, that being, the live attenuated vaccine
itself. There are times that Polio breaks out AFTER a vaccination program
with Sabin live virus.
- Unvaccinated people, just as what happens with live nasal
flu vaccine, can contract the disease from contact with a recent vaccinated
person. The article you posted points this fact out.
- The Hidden History Of The Polio Vaccine
- As I stated earlier, sanitation is preeminent in containing
polio outbreaks. The polio virus lives in the intestinal tract and is
spread via oral/fecal route. So, number one, good hygiene is the first
step in prevention of spread and self infection. 2. Sanitation and a supply
of clean drinking water is next. In Polio endemic areas where raw sewage
flows into bodies of water and into the environment disease outbreak is
a risk. I do believe that this is the way President Roosevelt might have
been infected. If he swam in the Hudson River, which many people did at
that time, he might have been infected by polio that was in raw sewage
that entered the Hudson. 3. another problem, live polio virus vaccine
which can cause outbreaks due to the live polio virus in the vaccine.
- I am always amazed when I think back to the way I was
vaccinated. I was in the early group that got vaccinated in my elementary
school. I remember they lined all of the classes up in the Hall and took
us class by class into the nurses office. There were a couple of people
giving out the vaccine, and I assumed they were doctors but could have
been from the vaccine company. I don't believe that my parents had been
notified before the vaccine was given. They did mail a small care home
that stated I received the polio vaccine. I think I still have that care
to this day. I believe that I received the Salk vaccine
- Lastly, there are some doctors who feel that CFS and
nonpolio enteroviruses emerged as a direct result of polio vaccine. Check
- June, 2002 by Dr. Richard L. Bruno
- Have you heard of a Dr. William Campbell Douglas and
his contention that polio "may be with us again in a disguised form"
and that the oral polio vaccine is causing PPS and chronic fatigue syndrome?
Could this be true?
- I have read Dr. Douglas' writings. He also says polio
is "more common than ever." But I don't think he means that the
three polioviruses are more common than ever, are "with us again in
a disguised form" or that the oral polio vaccine is causing PPS and
chronic fatigue syndrome. That is not to say that Dr. Douglas isn't on
the right track about "polio" being with us again and that the
oral polio vaccine is indirectly "causing" PPS and chronic fatigue
- This is because something unexpected, frightening and
totally unrecognized happened after the polio vaccine was distributed:
The number of cases of CFS/ME went through the roof.
- British infectious disease specialist Elizabeth Dowsett
plotted the cases of CFS/ME she and CFS/ME pioneer MeIvin Ramsay had seen
in their practice since 1919 against reported cases of polio in England.
When the Salk and then Sabin vaccines brought the yearly number of British
polio cases below 25 in the early 1960s, the number of CFS/ME patients
took off. In Ramsay's and Dowsett's practice alone, between 1960 and 1980
the number of CFS/ME patients increased by fifty times. Between 1980 and
1990, the number of patients with CFS/ME increased yet again by a factor
of fifty! Throughout the world 32 CFS/ME outbreaks were recorded after
the polio vaccine was distributed. So something other than the poliovirus
was causing CFS/ME.
- What is that something? It appears that the vaccine that
eliminated polio had an unintended consequence. The elimination of the
three types of poliovirus left a vacuum that had to be filled. Just as
a flock of dominant and aggressive blue jays blocks less aggressive robins
from roosting in your back yard, poliovirus are the blue jays of enteroviruses,
the viruses that live and grow in your intestines. When poliovirus "blue
jays" disappeared from your intestines thanks to the vaccine, other
enteroviruses "robins" took over the poliovirus' old intestinal
breeding ground and filled the vacuum. With the polioviruses gone other
enteroviruses were able to multiply, spill into the bloodstream and enter
the spinal cord and brain.
- In 1990 Dr. Dowsett looked for antibodies to non-polio
enterovirus in her CFS/ME patients. Fifty percent had antibodies to the
first non-polio enterovirus ever discovered -- the Coxsackie B virus --
named after Coxsackie, New York, the town where it was found to have paralyzed
children in 1948.
- Yes, paralyzed. It is not just the polioviruses that
enter and kill neurons in the spinal cord and brain stem. Neuron damage,
weakness, paralysis and symptoms of brain fatigue caused by non-polio enteroviruses
can be so similar as to be indistinguishable from the actions of polioviruses.
One Coxsackie virus, named A7, produces paralytic symptoms so similar to
polio that it has been named poliovirus "Type IV."
- Other enteroviruses that cause damage and symptoms similar
to the polioviruses include all the other Coxsackie viruses, the ECHO viruses
(which in 1956 were the first viruses associated with a CFS/ME outbreak)
and the recently discovered Enteroviruses 71. One piece of evidence directly
links an enterovirus to CFS/ME and damage to the neurons that activate
the brain. Sadly, the evidence comes from a CFS/ME patient who took her
own life. Traces of Coxsackie B virus -- the same virus for which Dowsett
found antibodies in her CFS/ME patients -- was found in both the hypothalamus
and brain stem, the very heart of the brain activating system which our
and others' research has found is damage in polio survivors with fatigue
and in patients with CFS/ME.
- So the "disguised form" that polio may be talking
is not a disguise at all but replacement by another enterovirus. And the
oral polio vaccine is "causing" chronic fatigue syndrome by making
way for other enterovirus to grow in the intestines and be able to do damage
like that done by the poliovirus, except that the damage is most frequently
found in brain activating system neurons and causes fatigue, not in the
spinal cord causing paralysis.
- Dr. Richard Bruno is Director of Fatigue Management Programs
and The Post-Polio Institute at Englewood (NJ)
- Hospital and Medical Center. His new book, THE POLIO
PARADOX: UNCOVERING THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF POLIO TO UNDERSTAND TREAT "POST-POLIO
SYNDROME" AND CHRONIC FATIGUE, is published by Warner Books. (AOL
Keyword POLIO PARADOX.) E-mail questions to him at PolioParadox@aol.com