A large portion of the world’s vaccines are given to the Third World as ”charity”, when the underlying conditions of economic impoverishment, poor nutrition, chemical exposures, and socio-political unrest are never addressed. You simply can’t vaccinate people out of these conditions, and as India’s new epidemic of vaccine-induced polio cases clearly demonstrates, the ”cure” may be far worse than the disease itself.
”India has made unprecedented progress against polio in the last two years and on 13 January, 2012, India will reach a major milestone – a 12-month period without any case of polio being recorded.”
This report, however, is highly misleading, as an estimated 100-180 Indian children are diagnosed with vaccine-associated polio paralysis (VAPP) each year. In fact, the clinical presentation of the disease, including paralysis, caused by VAPP is indistinguishable from that caused by wild polioviruses, making the PGEI’s pronouncements all the more suspect.
Fram till 1996 var alla fall av förlamning och nedsatt muskelstyrka utan uppenbar orsak (t ex trauma ) diagnosticerade med polio. Så endast därefter kan man vara säker på hur många poliofall Indien egentligen hade. Att avgöra sanningen om vaccinets roll i det hela blir därför svårt.
The National Polio Surveillance Project (NPSP) became fully operational by end of 1997.
The number of polio cases in India was 13000-38000 per annum during the 1980s presently, polio cases have dramatically declined. This reduction is incorrectly being attributed to polio vaccine only; however additional reasons for the reduction in the incidence of polio include the following:
1. Change in the diagnostic criteria:
A. Up to 1996: All reported cases of flaccid paralysis were labeled as polio cases,
B. 1997 onwards: An AFP Case is labeled as polio in presence of one or more of the following: (i) wild poliovirus detected in stool sample, (ii) residual paralysis observed after a period of 60 days of onset of paralysis, (iii) patient died, or (iv) pa- tient lost to follow-up. For example there were 10408 and 9587 reported AFP cases during 1990 and 1999, respectively. In 1990 all 10408 cases (100%) were labeled as polio cases, but in 1999 only 2817 cases (29%) were labeled as polio cases.
2. Immunity induced by polio vaccine.
3. Immunity induced by wild polioviruses after natural infection.
4. VAPP cases are not mentioned in the available figures.
5. Under reporting due to cases of polio being wrongly discarded because if wild polioviruses are not detected in stool samples of AFP cases, such cases are discarded as non-polio even without 60-day follow up.
6. Lack of exposure to wild polioviruses because of improvement in hygiene and sanitation. It may be pertinent to state that the incidence of polio declined appreciably from the third decade of the twentieth century in England, America and industrialized countries of Europe, i.e., long before polio vaccines became available during the late 1950s. As no studies have been conducted in the recent past regarding antibody generation by OPV, it is difficult to assess how many cases of polio have actually been prevented by vaccine.
Y. Paul/Medical Veritas 3 (2006) 781–785