Bill Gates’ polio efforts may have led to 47,500 children being paralysed

Bill Gates’ polio efforts may have led to 47,500 children being paralysed

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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is actively fighting diseases such as polio and malaria and has spent years collaborating with drug companies to ensure some of the world’s most virulent conditions can be eradicated.

In 2013, Bill Gates announced that he was seeking a further US$1.5 billion in donations to wipe out polio by 2018; the founder of Microsoft was pressing rich countries to donate to the Polio Eradication & Endgame Strategic Plan 2013-2018. Polio virus is shed by infected people in faces and spreads as a result of poor sanitation. The disease left millions of people paralysed in the 20th century before vaccinations became widely available in the 1950s. One of the most well-known cases is the one of U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who was diagnosed with infantile paralysis at the age of 39.

According to reports released by nsnbc International, In India, Bill Gates was a heavy investor in Monsanto’s GMOs and vaccines hiring leading Bollywood stars to make the case for polio vaccination. On that note,  the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation released a statement saying: “Worldwide efforts in the last two decades have reduced the number of polio cases by 99 percent. Until we reach eradication, however, we are working with governments and all partners in the polio effort to ensure no child is at risk of either contracting or transmitting this crippling disease”.

However, a report released by Neetu Vashisht and Jacob Puliyel at Medical Ethics entitled Polio programme: let us declare victory and move on (  reveals that in 2011 there were an extra case of 475,000 non-polio acute flaccid paralysis (NFAFP), which reportedly is indistinguishable from polio paralysis but twice as deadly. According Vashisht and Puliyel, the NPAFP was directly proportional to doses of oral polio received. Even though this data was collected within the polio surveillance system, it was not investigated.

The publication claims that CDC had dropped Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) from its vaccine schedule in the U.S. because it was causing polio. However, the OPV were given to children in India. The report publishes an excerpt that reveals:

In 1976, Dr. Jonas Salk, creator of the killed-virus vaccine used in the 1950s, testified that the live-virus vaccine (used almost exclusively in the U.S. from the early 1960s to 2000) was the ‘principal if not sole cause’ of all reported polio cases in the U.S. since 1961. (The virus remains in the throat for one to two weeks and in the feces for up to two months. Thus, vaccine recipients are at risk, and can potentially spread the disease, as long as fecal excretion of the virus continues.) In 1992, the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published an admission that the live-virus vaccine had become the dominant cause of polio in the United States. In fact, according to CDC figures, every case of polio in the U.S. since 1979 was caused by the oral polio vaccine. Authorities claim the vaccine was responsible for about eight cases of polio every year. However, an independent study that analyzed the government’s own vaccine database during a recent period of less than five years uncovered 13,641 reports of adverse events following use of the oral polio vaccine. These reports included 6,364 emergency room visits and 540 deaths. Public outrage at these tragedies became the impetus for removing the oral polio vaccine from immunization schedules.”

The report by nsnbc International asks a salient question regarding whether Bill Gates was aware of the impact of OPVs and whether or not he administered the dose without the knowledge of critical information associated with it.

Vashisht and Puliyel go on to explain that the scientific community has been aware for over a decade that polio cannot be eradicated. “This is because in 2002 scientists had synthesised a chemical called poliovirus in a test-tube with the empirical formula C332,652H492,388N98,245O131,196P7, 501S2,340. It has been demonstrated that by positioning the atoms in sequence, a particle can emerge with all the properties required for its proliferation and survival in nature”, they said.

They elaborate by stating:

Wimmer (co-discoverer of the poliovirus receptor CD155) writes that the test-tube synthesis of poliovirus has wiped out any possibility of eradicating poliovirus in the future. Poliovirus cannot be declared extinct because the sequence of its genome is known and modern biotechnology allows it to be resurrected at any time in vitro. Man can thus never let down his guard against poliovirus. Indeed the 18-year-old global eradication campaign for polioviruses will have to be continued in some format forever. The long promised ‘infinite’ monetary benefits from ceasing to vaccinate against poliovirus will never be achieved (24). The attraction that ‘eradication’ has for policy makers will vanish once this truth is widely known.”

With this evidence in hand, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s credibility is largely being questioned. Reports claim that even though the philanthropists are on an agenda to eradicate a dangerous disease, they are unfamiliar with facts claimed by the scientific community thus causing 475,000 cases of death and paralysis in India.

The report goes on to quote Vashisht and Puliyel who state:

“It has been reported in the Lancet that the incidence of AFP, especially non-polio AFP has increased exponentially in India after a high potency polio vaccine was introduced (25). Grassly and colleagues suggested, at that time, that the increase in AFP was the result of a deliberate effort to intensify surveillance and reporting in India (26). The National Polio Surveillance Programme maintained that the increased numbers were due to reporting of mild weakness, presumably weakness of little consequence (27).

“However in 2005, a fifth of the cases of non-polio AFP in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh (UP) were followed up after 60 days. 35.2% were found to have residual paralysis and 8.5% had died (making the total of residual paralysis or death – 43.7%) (28). Sathyamala examined data from the following year and showed that children who were identified with non-polio AFP were at more than twice the risk of dying than those with wild polio infection (27).

“Data from India on polio control over 10 years, available from the National Polio Surveillance Project, has now been compiled and made available online for it to be scrutinised by epidemiologists and statisticians (29). This shows that the non-polio AFP rate increases in proportion to the number of polio vaccines doses received in each area.

“Nationally, the non-polio AFP rate is now 12 times higher than expected. In the states of Uttar Pradesh (UP) and Bihar, which have pulse polio rounds nearly every month, the non-polio AFP rate is 25- and 35-fold higher than the international norms. The relationship of the non-polio AFP rate is curvilinear with a more steep increase beyond six doses of OPV in one year. The non-polio AFP rate during the year best correlates to the cumulative doses received in the previous three years. Association (R2) of the non-polio AFP rate with OPV doses received in 2009 was 41.9%.

“Adding up doses received from 2007 increased the association (R2 = 55.6% p < 0.001) (30). Population density did not show any association with the non-polio AFP rate, although others have suggested that it is related to polio AFP (31). The international incidence of non-polio AFP is said to be 1 to 2/100,000 in the populations under 15 (32, 33). The benchmark of good surveillance is the ability to detect one case of AFP per 100,000 children even in the absence of polio (34).

“In 2011, an additional 47,500 children were newly paralysed in the year, over and above the standard 2/100,000 non-polio AFP that is generally accepted as the norm.

“It is sad that, even after meticulous surveillance, this large excess in the incidence of paralysis was not investigated as a possible signal, nor was any effort made to try and study the mechanism for this spurt in non-polio AFP”.

Vashisht and Puliyel believe there is a pressing need to investigate “the factors contributing to the increase in non-polio AFP with increase in OPV doses – perhaps looking at the influence of strain shifts of entero-pathogens induced by the vaccine given practically once every month”.

In concluding statements, they say:

“From India’s perspective the exercise has been extremely costly both in terms of human suffering and in monetary terms. It is tempting to speculate what could have been achieved if the $2.5 billion spent on attempting to eradicate polio were spent on water and sanitation and routine immunization.”


Currently, the mainstream media and blogosphere is rife with discussions regarding the impact of vaccinations. With facts and statements emerging from reports such as above, it is evident that there is need for some serious debate and research around the subject to ensure the safety and well-being of children all over the world.

Source: nsnbc International 

Disclaimer: This article is influenced by the findings and research revealed by independent media company nsnbc International. 



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