Banned in Western countries and Israel, the oral polio vaccine is not trusted in poor countries and is often met with resistance among parents in places like Pakistan and Afghanistan where they are forced upon the population at gunpoint. Photo by Asif Hassan/ AFP

Comments by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News

In an almost unprecedented admission of vaccine failure, National Public Radio (NPR) recently published a show explaining how the present-day oral polio vaccine is a failure, and is actually contributing to the rise of polio in poor countries.

In it’s Weekend Edition Saturday show, NPR’s Scott Simon and Jason Beaubien produced a show titled: “How The Oral Polio Vaccine Can Cause Polio.”

They report that the U.S. CDC is now recognizing that there is a problem with the oral polio vaccine, which as a live-virus vaccine is actually causing polio around the world, a fact reported here at Health Impact News for over 6 years now.

Of course when we, or any other alternative media source, report this or any other negative news about vaccines, it is labeled as “Fake News,” and it is censored in social media, particularly on Facebook, if the article becomes too popular.

Apparently, this problem of polio being caused by the oral polio vaccine has become such a problem worldwide, that someone gave NPR the approval to cover the story, probably for “damage control.”

SIMON: I understand the problem begins with what’s called a live vaccine, which has little bits of weakened polio virus in it, given to children around the world. What seems to have gone wrong?

BEAUBIEN: Yeah, that is the crux of it – that this – the oral polio vaccine that’s used primarily in low- and middle-income countries – it’s been the workhorse of this global effort to eradicate polio. But it is a live vaccine. It’s cheap. It’s easy to administer.

However, this live vaccine is continued to be used worldwide. And while you’re doing that, some of that vaccine has gotten out into the world.

And it’s mutated. It starts circulating again, just like regular polio. But early on, it’s just – it’s still a vaccine. It’s not dangerous. And then slowly, it sort of regains strength. And they’re finding they can actually genetically see this – that scientists can actually trace it back directly to the vaccine. And now these vaccine-linked cases are actually causing more cases of paralysis each year than actual traditional – what scientists call wild polio.

The reporters on NPR are quick to point out, of course, that this is not a vaccine currently offered in the U.S.

SIMON: Now, we should underscore, Jason, this is not the version of the vaccine that’s given to youngsters in the United States.

BEAUBIEN: Right. So in the United States and in Europe and other countries like that, it – we’re using an injectable vaccine, which is a dead vaccine. It is not a live virus, and it cannot cause polio. So that should not at all be a concern. The issue, however, is that it’s an injection that has to be given. It’s given four times between the ages of 2 months and 7 years. So just administering it is difficult.

And just frankly, there is not enough global stockpile of that vaccine to vaccinate all of the children around the world, you know, four times over the course of their childhood. So there’s some real problems with that. That, ultimately, would be the goal – is to eventually get to the point where you’re not using oral polio vaccine, but it’s not logistically possible at this point.

Really? The reason the oral polio vaccine is given in poor countries is because there aren’t enough injectable vaccines? With excuses like that, is it any wonder that parents around the world in poor countries are questioning this vaccine which is responsible for crippling probably hundreds of thousands of children worldwide with Accute Flaccid Paralysis or Vaccine-derived Polio?

Bill Gates giving the oral polio vaccine to a child in India. Bill Gates is not a medical doctor, and does not have a license to practice medicine.

For the many years that Health Impact News has been covering the oral polio vaccine tragedy around the world, a vaccine that has long been rejected as unsafe and not used in the U.S., Europe, Israel, and other wealthy nations, but is crippling children in poor countries like India, Africa and Pakistan, Big Pharma and their sponsored “mainstream” media have been criticizing parents in these countries as being “uneducated” for refusing the vaccine which is then forced upon them, often at gun point.

The oral polio vaccine is so easy to give, unlike an injection, that health officials give it to children on the street, not even checking medical records to see if the children might have already been vaccinated. Photograph: Mohammad Sajjad/AP

This is just another example of the fact that vaccines can never survive in a free market where one has to prove the success of one’s product to survive in the marketplace, but that government intervention, censorship of science and harmful side effects, and physical force is necessary to get people to comply with mandated vaccinations.

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