(Arjun Walia) In 2019 Mark Pallansch, a virologists with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, told sciencemag.org that by using mOPV2 (oral polio vaccine), “we have now created more new emergences of the virus than we have stopped.” This is known as “vaccine-derived poliovirus.” Yes, you read that correctly, and it’s one of multiple examples of vaccines causing disease outbreaks.
(Humans Are Free) A year ago, news outlets briefly shone a light on the fact (a fact that makes public health officials squirm) that oral polio vaccines are causing polio outbreaks.
(Ethan Huff) Unless you’re of the appropriate age, you probably won’t recall firsthand the tainted polio vaccines from back in the 1950s that injured and killed countless children, all in the name of “saving lives.” But you should brush up on that history regardless, because it’s happening all over again with the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19).
(Vaccine Impact) In an almost unprecedented admission of vaccine failure, National Public Radio (NPR) recently published a show explaining how the present-day oral polio vaccine is a failure, and is actually contributing to the rise of polio in poor countries.
(Ethan Huff) After nearly two decades of having been declared “polio free” by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Philippines is now experiencing its first polio outbreak in 19 years – and authorities are actually admitting that the cause was the polio vaccine itself!