Polio problems. Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced polio had paralyzed a 4-year-old and 10-month-old in Ukraine, marking Europe’s first polio outbreak in five years. And on Monday, WHO said a child in Mali, a nation in West Africa, had contracted polio and been paralyzed.This means that these two paralyzed children would not have been paralyzed if not for the vaccine that contains live virus. This means that the first polio outbreak in Europe in 5 years was vaccine induced! These two either got the disease because they were vaccinated or they came into contact with persons who had received a polio vaccine. Either way this outbreak was vaccine induced!
In both cases, the polio came not from a virus circulating in the wild but from oral polio vaccines, which use weakened, live versions of the virus that carry a rare but persistent possibility of mutating into a dangerous strain. Once a child with a mutated strain excretes it (polio is primarily spread by fecal matter), the virus may begin circulating among unimmunized people. In Ukraine, only about half of children have been fully vaccinated. Including the Mali case, there have been 13 instances of vaccine-derived polio paralysis around the world so far this year. There were 55 such cases in 2014.
This story will stand alone for now, but, be followed up with some other news regarding more problems with this vaccine.
As if SV40 in the original polio vaccine was not a massive enough issue?