Polio Vaccine Spreads Polio-like Disease*
By Janine Griffiths
Vaccinations are often sold to the population on the premise that they will reduce the likelihood of developing disease.
Mothers who fail to vaccinate their children are often made to feel reckless and irresponsible. In some cases, that may even be enough to trigger an investigation by social services.
Take the polio vaccine for example. In the West, it has been claimed that the disease which affected Franklin D Roosevelt has been eradicated thanks to the jabs.
Therefore, the only people who should contract polio are are the ones who have not had the vaccination right? Wrong.
In California, doctors are warning that a new – get ready for this – “polio-like” disease has been affecting 20 people, predominantly children.
In all of the cases that were examined by doctors, the children had incidentally, been vaccinated against polio. For this reason, the authorities are carefully avoiding classifying the disease as polio.
Instead, they say that a detailed analysis of five cases showed enterovirus-68 – which is related to poliovirus – could be to blame.
Here’s the thing with drug vaccinations they usually only treat one form of the disease. This is why you have endless flu vaccinations and multiple meningitis jabs, for example, because it only works against one strain at a time.
Incidentally, many people report coming down with the flu after taking the flu shot.
With this new “polio-like” illness, symptoms have ranged from restricted movement in one limb to severe weakness in both legs and arms.
The symptoms have also failed to respond to “aggressive medical treatment”.
The cases have been spread over a 100-mile diameter (160km) so the research team do not think the virus represents a single cluster or outbreak. However, many more people could have been infected without developing serious symptoms – as was the case with polio.
Dr Waubant suspects similar cases in Asia could explain why California is affected, but not the rest of the US. Fellow researcher Dr Keith Van Haren, from Stanford University, said the cases “highlight the possibility of an emerging infectious polio-like syndrome” in California.
He added: “We would like to stress that this syndrome appears to be very, very rare. Any time a parent sees symptoms of paralysis in a child, the child should be seen by a doctor right away.” Polio, or poliomyelitis, is an infectious viral disease that can strike at any age and cause paralysis.
No investigation has been conducted over whether the vaccinations could indeed have triggered the illness in the individuals concerned.