|Polio virus causes acute paralysis that can lead to permanent physical disability and even death. Before polio vaccine was available, 13,000 to 20,000 cases of paralytic polio were reported each year in the United States. These annual epidemics of polio often left thousands of victims--mostly children--in braces, crutches, wheelchairs, and iron lungs. The effects were life-long.
Natural polio virus produces NO
symptoms at all in over90%
of the people who are exposed to it , even in epidemic conditions.
|Development of polio vaccines and implementation of polio immunization programs have eliminated paralytic polio caused by wild polio viruses in the U.S. and the entire Western hemisphere.
There is no credible scientific evidence that the vaccine caused polio to disappear. From 1923-1953 before
The Salk vax , the polio death rate in the US and England had already declined on it's own by 47% and 55% respectively. Many Eurpoean countries questioned it's effectiveness and refused to use it. Yet those "epidemics" ended too. The CDC puts the credit to the vax...when in reality..those countries didn't use the vax.
|In 1999, as a result of global immunization efforts to eradicate the disease, there were about 2,883 documented cases of polio in the world. In 1994, wild polio virus was imported to Canada from India, but high vaccination levels prevented it from spreading in the population.
barfo No mention of the only known cases of polio in the US since 1980 have come FROM THE VACCINE...which they figured out ...so they ship the LIVE vax to other countries now...It makes me wonder if there would be polio anywhere in the world if they would stop using the live vax in third world countries.
I like this Dr. Jonas Salk quote...mysteriously not found anywhere on the CDC site... " When you innoculate children with a polio vacine you don't sleep well for two or three weeks."
The standards of how polio was diagnosed changed when the live virus vax was introduced. It used to be a paitent had to show signs of paralysis for 24 hours...then they changed it to sixty days. (magically making the numbers of polio go way down)
Also...cases of aspetic meningitis , which were counted as "polio" before the vaccine ,now were considered a 'new disease'.
All vaccinated individuals who came down with "polio like symptoms" were diagnosed as "aspetic meningitis". Skewing the efficacy.
(my info from Neil ******'s book )