The iron lung. The polio vaccine. It’s the holy grail of proof for vaccine necessity. I used to wonder about this. As someone who chose the non-vaccine route, I was just as intrigued by the polio question as everyone else. I chose not to vaccinate my kids simply because it didn’t make perfect sense to me, and I wanted to do more research before the injections, not after. So with polio, I had to know: did it really save an entire generation’s lives? I didn’t want to be on the wrong side of something so big and important!
What I found was not shocking at all, if you question EVERYTHING like I do.
So I read the research on the polio vaccine and the history of polio itself, the patients, the iron lung, and more. It’s a long, convoluted history, so if you don’t like reading long reports like these, I’ll sum it up for you:
1. Spray incredibly poisonous pesticides (lead arsenate and later DDT) on fruit orchards and other crops in late 18th and early 19th centuries
2. Said pesticide runoff affects nearby lakes and streams, and ultimately, the public water supply (as do ALL pesticides — HELLO, don’t even get me started)
3. See a sharp increase in paralytic patients after direct exposure to these lakes and streams (see FDR)
4. Call it “poliomyelitis” and develop a vaccine for it
5. Quietly outlaw the use of said pesticides in the U.S. at the same time the vaccine is introduced, and redefine what polio actually is.
6. Inject “poliomyelitis” into consumers to convince them they will not get polio
7. Rename the symptoms again as AFM (“polio-like illness”) in the 21st century
8. Convince multiple generations that a vaccine eradicated “polio”
“The suffering of polio’s victims is honored by learning all of its lessons, including the danger of environmental toxins and the perils of ignoring their role in modern disease; the risk of focusing all of our energy on vaccinations as magic bullets, and the fundamental ethical obligation to search for the truth without fear or favor. Only then can we work out the real nature of illnesses that confront us here and now, ranging from autism to Parkinson’s to the persistence of poliomyelitis itself. Only then can we begin to prevent such disasters as The Age of Polio.”
AFM, according to the CDC: Most patients had onset of AFM between August and October, with increases in AFM cases every two years since 2014. At this same time of year, many viruses commonly circulate, including enteroviruses, and will be temporally associated with AFM. Most AFM cases are children (over 90%) and have occurred in 48 states and DC. What generally happens in the lives of children in August? Back-to-school shots. You do the math.
Read the articles. Read the cited links. Think outside iron lung photos. There’s always more to the story.
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