Historians are the ‘experts’ in the vaccine debate

Historians are the ‘experts’ in the vaccine debate

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The vaccine debate is never-ending and every day new so-called professionals claim they have all the answers about vaccine safety and efficacy.

In the middle of an ardent and, to some extent, inaccurate dispute, the real professionals are historians who study and know history and understand the lessons it gives, and argue against repeating the mistakes of the past, claims Marco Caceres di Iorio, author of The Good Coup. According to him, unlike medical researchers, scientists or doctors, historians have no conflicts of interest, no financial interests or personal agendas.

Historians understand the extent of the DDT (Dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane) fumigations’ consequences between 1946 and 1972, as well as the repercussions of DES (Diethylstilbestrol) administered to pregnant women between 1938 and 1971. They also understand the human horror of using Thalidomide to relieve morning sickness in pregnant women beginning in 1957 and remember the countless recalls of prescription drugs that either kill or cripple patients.

Historians are also the ones who understand that the people patients so ardently called ‘experts’ have “consistently gotten their wonderful ‘science’ dead wrong,” di Iorio believes. One of the largest bloopers in the history of vaccines is the United States’ nationwide mass fumigation campaign using the extremely toxic chemical DDT beginning in 1946. The aim was to exterminate mosquitos, which were believed to be spreading polio. However, as the DDT campaign proceeded, the prevalence of polio began to rise. Polio reached its peak in 1952, with roughly 58,000 cases in which over 3,000 people died and more than 21,000 were crippled. During the 30 years before it was finally banned in 1972, roughly 1,350,000,000 pounds of DDT was used in the United States.

In 1954, Jonas Salk, renowned medical researcher and virologist invented his inactivated injectable polio vaccine and, during the same year, the U.S. government redefined polio. Prior to 1954, patients had to exhibit paralytic symptoms for just 24 hours whereas after the modification, a patient was not diagnosed with polio unless they exhibited symptoms for at least 60 days, Dr Bernard Greenberg, head of the Department of Biostatistics at the University of North Carolina School of Public Health claimed. Plus, the presence of residual paralysis and laboratory confirmation were not required.

Under the new definition, cases which would have been previously counted as polio were ignored, thus creating the impression that the Salk vaccine was effective, di Iorio writes.

In 1955, the U.S. government began a nationwide mass vaccination campaign using the Salk vaccine and, from 1958 to 1959, polio cases skyrocketed by 80 per cent. After this, polio began to decline but the author suspects that the reason has to do with the fact that the bulk of vaccinations had already been administered during the second half of the 1950s.

In 1960, Bernice Eddy, a scientist at the U.S. National Institutes of Health discovered that the Salk vaccine had been contaminated by a wild virus designated SV40. Eddy found that rhesus monkey kidney used in the vaccine could cause cancer when injected into lab animals, Barbara Loe Fisher, co-founder of the U.S. National Vaccine Information Centre said in a testimony given before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Human Rights and Wellness. Fisher claimed that the SV40 contaminated stocks of Salk polio vaccine were still on the market and were administered to American children until early 1963. During this period, almost 100 million American children had been administrated polio vaccine contaminated with SV40.

Famed vaccine developer and Merck microbiologist Maurice Hilleman detected SV40 in 1960. During a video interview originally published by Natural News in 2013, Hilleman is heard saying there was no press release to announce the problem with SV40, although three, four weeks after being given the vaccine, “there were tumours popping up out of these hamsters.”

Di Iorio believes the U.S. government misdiagnosed the polio epidemic’s cause, which is probably why it moved to vaccinate roughly two-thirds of the population. Although one cannot know for sure if SV40 is one of the main contributors to the steady increase in cancer rates in the United States during the past half century, the author does not exclude this possibility and claims that “the trusting people always seem to be the ones who pay for it [government’s bad decisions].”

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