High Potency Polio Vaccine & India's Crippled Babies

"A two-year-old girl of this village, Saniya, suffers from Type I polio despite being administered more than seven doses of the new polio monovalent vaccine (MOPVI), which is made specially for the Type I poliovirus. The vaccine was introduced in mid-2005 and tom-tommed as the final step in the eradication of polio from India...... There are 15 cases of Type I polio spread across Uttar Pradesh (There are also 41 cases of Type II polio which takes the total count to 56). While there has been no reported Type I case in the endemic Moradabad, the new cases have been reported from eastern and central Uttar Pradesh; so instead of just a region, cases of wild polio are being reported from all over Uttar Pradesh now.

"Saniya's mother, Noorjahen, is furious. "She is having polio drops ever since she was four days old. She has had over a dozen doses of the polio drops. We came to know about her polio when she got a high fever. She could barely manage to stand, could not walk at all, after the fever. We took her to the local hospital where they did a stool test. We were later told that she has polio," she recounts. "There must be some thing wrong with the polio drops if even after so many doses my child has contracted polio. The government should test medicines before they are used. Pata nahin bachchoo ko kya pila rahin hain!" (Don't know what they are making my child drink), she adds.

"Head of the pediatrics department of Delhi- based St Stephen's Hospital, Jacob Puliyel, took up the matter with Lancet. In his strong-worded letter to Lancet's editor, he wrote: "We are shocked and dismayed that Lancet should have published the paper on the protective efficacy of monovalent oral Type I poliovirus...having overlooked the serious ethical issues involved." He went on to write, "What was introduced, according to this article, was a new vaccine that was five times more potent than previous vaccines, presumably also with the increased likelihood of adverse effects. No informed consent was taken, nor was the public told that the vaccine was experimental. Efforts were made to give the impression that the monovalent vaccine was not new." - Tehelka (New Delhi, India),UNTESTED VACCINE SURFACES IN POLIO OUTBREAK, July 28, 2007

Barbara Loe Fisher Commentary:

The wild-eyed vaccinologists are at it again. This time, World Health Organization doctors are hunting down children in India to pour a high potency live polio vaccine down their throats without telling parents it is an experimental vaccine. Using the unscientific rationale that "more is better" and with a callous disregard for human life and human rights, WHO officials replaced the tri-valent oral polio vaccine with an untested high potency monovalent Type 1 oral poliovirus vaccine without telling the public what it was doing.

Now there is more Type 1 (and Type 2) polio in India plus an unexplained higher incidence of non- polio Acute Flaccid Paralysis following widespread use of the experimental polio vaccine. Trotting out the shabby "coincidence" argument, the WHO's predictable response is "This is due to better reporting and surveillance. We know by our 50 years of experience that the polio vaccines are safe."

We have seen vaccinologists exercise unchecked power and experiment on children without the informed consent of their parents before and we will see it again. Exploitation is easy when people are carefully taught to trust and obey the orders of anyone wearing a white coat who comes to vaccinate.

The distraught mother of a little girl crippled by Type 1 polio after swallowing many doses of both the tri-valent and experimental mono-valent live polio vaccines was quoted by India's Tehelka (The People's Paper): "She is having polio drops ever since she was four days old. She has had over a dozen doses of the polio drops....There must be some thing wrong with the polio drops if even after so many doses my child has contracted polio. The government should test medicines before they are used. Pata nahin bachchoo ko kya pila rahin hain!" (Don't know what they are making my child drink), she adds."

One brave and clear thinking pediatrician in New Delhi, Jacob Puliyel, has written a letter to the editor of The Lancet, which published an article in April 2007 about the experimental high potency polio vaccine campaign in India. "We are shocked and dismayed that Lancet should have published the paper on the protective efficacy of monovalent oral Type 1 poliovirus....having overlooked the serious ethical issues involved...... What was introduced, according to this article, was a new vaccine that was five times more potent than previous vaccines, presumably also with the increased likelihood of adverse effects. No informed consent was taken, nor was the public told that the vaccine was experimental. " He protested experimentation on children by Indian health authorities, who licensed the experimental vaccine, and WHO authorities, who are running the mass vaccination program. "The oversight body that introduced this experimental vaccine should also have monitored adverse effects," he wrote to The Lancet. "Data from Uttar Pradesh show an increase in the incidence of non-polio Acute Flaccid Paralysis since the introduction of the monovalent vaccine."

Now that Dr. Puliyel, head of pediatrics at a New Delhi hospital, has spoken up about scientific and ethical lapses connected with the experimental polio vaccine program - will he be kicked out of his hospital and have his medical license revoked? Maybe not. But it is very likely that government health authorities and pediatrician colleagues will make his life miserable.

This kind of vaccine experimentation without informed consent does not happen only in India or Africa or South America among disadvantaged populations. This kind of exploitation also happens in America.

In what turned out to be a deadly experiment conducted during the mid-1980's using a high potency Edmonston Zagreb measles vaccine, vaccinologists first injected the experimental measles vaccine into four month old babies in Africa, the Middle East, Mexico and Haiti at 10 to 500 times the usual dose levels to try to overcome natural maternal antibodies and replace them with vaccine induced antibodies. Even though researchers in Africa knew half way through the experiment that a higher than expected number of girl babies were dying six months to three years following vaccination, the CDC moved the high potency measles vaccine trials to Los Angeles in 1990.

With the help of Kaiser Permanente, more than 1500 six month old primarily black and Hispanic babies in inner city LA were injected with the high potency EZ measles vaccine between June 1990 and October 1991. One child in the vaccine trial died from a bacterial infection that researchers insisted was unrelated to vaccination.

In June 1996, then CDC Director David Satcher admitted that an NIH investigation of the LA trial found that informed consent regulations had been violated: the LA parents were never told that their babies would be injected with an experimental vaccine that had never been licensed by the FDA for use in the U.S. Shortly after, researchers reported that infants with the highest antibody responses to high potency measles vaccine have the most profound immune suppression.

How high are the antibody responses of children in India who are repeatedly vaccinated for polio, especially after being given high potency polio vaccine? And how many are suffering immune suppression, which is followed by wild-type or vaccine strain polio or unexplained Acute Flaccid Paralysis?

The militaristic approach taken by vaccinologists employed by governments and the World Health Organization unfortunately includes conducting vaccine experiments without the informed consent of participants. Their assumption that proof of efficacy is all that matters because injuries and deaths following vaccination are always a "coincidence" is both unscientific and dangerous.

The human right to informed consent to all medical interventions which carry a risk of injury or death, including vaccination, should be made law in every country and there should be criminal and economic sanctions for all those who violate it during the course of clinical research or the practice of medicine.

4 comments:

Kathryn Parker said...

Would love to hear from other parents who have chosen NOT to immunize their children; their lifestyle including exercise and diet and how that contributes to their family's health, and whether or not their unimmunized children have come down with any of the dreaded diseases. This may help (along with the info here) those wondering whether to do it at all to make the right choice for them.

Here's our story. I had a water birth and a beautiful, healthy baby girl was born. We were vegetarians when she was born, exercised regularly (still do). I had done some research on vaccinations and knew from the beginning that I would not immunize her. My husband's sister died at age 1. Her death certificate listed heart problems. His mother said she was immunized right before her death. I can't prove it, but I know, as sure as I know my name, that her immunizations were the cause of death.

People sure tend to think I'm crazy and a child abuser for making the choice to go so far against the grain, too. When each of her schools asked for immunization records, sorry to say it, but, I lied. "Against our religion," I said. One time, an ordained minister lied for me on paper. I just found out what the particular State we lived in wanted me to say, and said it. Well, that's how we've set up our society, isn't it?

Marina is now 17. She was fed a vegan diet from the time she began solid foods. She was weaned off breast milk at 2 1/2 years old. She ate what we ate at the table, just ground up. Whole grains, steamed veggies with no butter or salt, tofu right out of the box, fresh fruit. She STILL eats that way. She has eaten meat and does eat some still, but much prefers fresh veggies to heavy, fatty fried foods. I am confident her children will be as healthy as she is (wish I could get her to exercise though). I did not give her anything with wheat until she was 1 year old. She had no meat until age 4. She had very little sugar or candy until age 4. She had no milk products until age 4 when we moved from California to Kentucky to be near her grandparents. THAT'S a whole different lifestyle!

She has had problems with strep throat and I always treated her with natural supplementation. Very rarely did she ever have antibiotics. She is growing out of the strep throat stage. She hasn't needed a doctor, her teeth are perfect and straight with no cavities (her parents teeth are certainly not like that) and her weight is normal for her height. She has some trouble with her menses being painful. That's it.

I have a friend who had 3 children - all girls. They had had their immunizations. They were sick all the time - runny noses, constant colds or flu, and constantly given antibiotics by the doctor she took them to. Because of my conversation and example with my own daughter, she did not immunize her fourth child. Voila! Healthy, healthy, healthy - not at all like her other 3 children.

We are planning to visit Europe in 2008, and I know that Marina will need to have some immunizations. I'm a little scared, as is she, but at least I know that she is healthy, with a vigorous immune system, not a frail little baby with no choice and an undeveloped immune system. We will use only what is required for the countries we visit, and I'll do my research first!

I'm so sorry to hear about how children, otherwise healthy, have had their lives changed forever. One man on this blog said that autism is a "curse" and many may feel that way, but I have heard other people say that it was the biggest blessing of their lives. I want to look at it that way, and believe that the Divine is present in all, all ways.

Wabi said...

Kathryn, Religion is personal. The conviction of your spirit constitutes your religion.

According to wikipedia, "A religion is a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe [...]"

Therefore all people can honestly include their beliefs about introducing foreign substances such as vaccines into their bodies as part of their religious beliefs.

I would imagine that there are state-recognized religious ministers who understand this concept and would, with a clean conscience, honestly provide such individuals with appropriate documentation.

Don't let the liars make you feel guilty about your beliefs.

Carri said...

In 1990, I was forced by my college to get a polio shot. They blackmailed me into getting it. They said I would not be allowed back into school or any other college anywhere if I did not get this polio shot. I didn't want it, but didn't know how to fight it. And I ended up submitting to it.

My health was destroyed. That entire year after the shot, my health declined. I went from a healthy, athletic young woman, who workedout at a gym several days a week, to not being able to do anything at all. I ended up with CFIDS/ME by that winter. And my life was ruined and destroyed. And they have since "lost" my medical records that even show I had the shot. They destroyed my life with that vaccine.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to see sites like this that discourage people from the "no brainer" that is vaccination of children. Usually the misunderstandings come from the fact that you will have a very, very, very tiny number of complications with anything that touches billions of lives. This is NOT a reason to fear vaccines irrationally, as far too many do both in USA and developing world. Leaving your children unvaccinated places them at hundreds of times the risk of a vaccinated person. You also put others at greater risks. Ironically this would NOT be an issue if vaccines had not been such an incredible success because people would see the affects of polio, smallpox, and other diseases all around them. We don't see that because we use vaccines.