Oral Polio Vaccine can cause Polio


perpetual student
Dec 3, 2007
Texas, USA

Just last month, the World Health Organization announced that two of three strains of polio had been eradicated. It's been one of the great success stories of modern medicine. The disease, which, of course, can lead to paralysis, has been reduced to just a handful of cases around the world. But now scientists say there's been a troubling setback. One of the vaccines used to prevent polio has actually been causing some people to get polio.

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? 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. In the United States and in Europe ... we're using an injectable vaccine, which is a dead vaccine. It is not a live virus, and it cannot cause polio.


Observing cool stuff
Aug 8, 2012
i truly believe vaccines are the cause of most terrible illnesses and our bodies CAN do what it is supposed to with good nutrition, clean water - decent sanitation and a bit of time without running to some pharma hore for a drug to suppress the toxin the body is trying to get rid of. grrr
Sep 11, 2021
Polio eradication is something to be proud of, whereas cheap vaccines used on the world's poor that end up causing disease is a crime, and its something people used to protest about twenty years ago, before there were enews articles to share on facebook, about how the Left was highly critical of Bill Gates for doing these sorts of unethical NGO practices.