It’s the Cytokine Storms We Should Worry About

It’s the Cytokine Storms We Should Worry About

Poliovirus is a relatively harmless virus. Most people would be surprised at that statement. But it’s true. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 95 percent of the people who are infected with polio display no symptoms. About four to eight percent of those infected display “minor symptoms, such as fever, fatigue, nausea, headache, flu-like symptoms, stiffness in the neck and back, and pain in the limbs, which often resolve completely.”1

Less than one percent of those who have poliovirus will develop permanent paralysis, and of those few cases less than 10 percent of them will result in death.1 Most people who contract poliovirus never know they have the virus and they are unaffected by it. Yet, the virus has been made out to be a monster that must be subdued at all cost.

The media, along with many within the scientific, medical and public health communities, have irresponsibly pushed the idea that a virus is like a terrorist—something threatening that we must attack and destroy before it attacks and kills us. The same thoroughly unscientific mentality has been disseminated widely with regard to bacteria, disease, and fever.2

One need only observe the attention given to the global polio eradication campaign and the billions of dollars being spent on the effort to appreciate the fear generated by poliovirus. More than $15 billion has been invested in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) since 1988 and billions more will be spent through at least 2019.3

Large sums of money continue to flow into GPEI’s coffers. On June 13, 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced contributions and pledges of $1.2 billion to the GPEI.4 Eradicating polio is big business, despite the fact that the vast majority of poliovirus infections are relatively harmless.5

Interestingly, retired neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, MD has pointed out that most viruses do not actually harm people directly but, instead, cause the body to “overreact” to the inflammatory response mounted to deal with the infection. “Studies have shown that in many cases the virulence of a virus is actually based on its ability to trigger immune overreaction,” wrote Dr. Blaylock in 2015.6 

“In essence, it is your immune system that makes you sick,” says Dr. Blaylock.6

In many cases where the immune system overreacts, this overreaction is caused by an immune system that is not “operating normally.”6 Dr. Blaylock explains that when this is the case it because part of the immune system has been weakened—”usually the cellular immune system.” The “intact parts of the immune system” then “overreact to correct the defect.”6

The effect of such a dysfunctional immune system is that it ends up secreting inflammation-producing immune chemicals called cytokines and chemokines which, in turn, attract more microglia immune cells to the infection site which also secrete other destructive chemicals called  excitotoxins. Dr. Blaylock refers to this abnormal reaction to an infection as a “cytokine storm.”6 7

It is this cytokine storm that can affect the nervous system that Dr. Blaylock maintains is associated with neurological disorders such as autism. Referring to the cytokines, chemokines, and excitotoxins produced in response to viral or bacterial infections, Dr. Blaylock states:

These destructive chemicals, as well as the free radicals they generate, are diffused throughout the nervous system doing damage, a process called bystander injury. It’s sort of like throwing a bomb in a crowd.7

Generally, this “bystander injury” is minimized when the brain’s immune system (microglia immune cells) “activates quickly” and then “promptly shuts off.”7 But, increasingly, this is not happening. The microglia immune cells are not shutting down but, rather, are in a constant state of activation, thus generating an unrelenting cytokine storm. Dr. Blaylock cites vaccination as one of the causes of this highly destructive process.

The problem with our present vaccine policy is that so many vaccines are being given so close together and over such a long period that the brain’s immune system is constantly activated. This has been shown experimentally in numerous studies. This means that the brain will be exposed to large amounts of the excitotoxins as well as the immune cytokines over the same period.7

Because viruses have come to be viewed as the enemy, a premium has been placed on their extermination. The underlying assumption is that if we get rid of viruses such as poliovirus, and other viruses like Zika, peoples’ health will be protected and their lives saved. However, this thinking misses the point that the central threat does not come from viruses or bacteria but from dysfunctional immune systems resulting from things we are doing to ourselves, including using too many vaccines.

With regard to public health policy, most medical doctors, government health officials, and legislators have chosen to focus their warfighting strategy on false enemies and, as a consequence, have unwittingly compromised the natural defenses of entire populations and made people sicker, weaker, and more vulnerable to both infectious and chronic disease.


1 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Public Health Image Library (PHIL).
2 Cáceres M. Viruses, Always the Easy Scapegoat. The Vaccine Reaction Feb. 3, 2016.
3 Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Financing.
4 World Health Organization. WHO Director-General elect welcomes new funding for polio eradication. June 13, 2017.
5 Carter J, Saunders VA. Virology: Principles and Applications. John Wiley & Sons Ltd. p 158 2007.
Blaylock R. Do Viruses Kill People? Newsmax Apr. 29, 2015.
7 Blaylock R. Vaccination Dangers Can Kill You or Ruin Your Life. May 12, 2004.

Note: This commentary provides referenced information and perspective on a topic related to vaccine science, policy, law or ethics being discussed in public forums and by U.S. lawmakers.  The websites of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provide information and perspective of federal agencies responsible for vaccine research, development, regulation and policymaking.


11 Responses to "It’s the Cytokine Storms We Should Worry About"

  1. David Weiner   June 16, 2017 at 10:33 am

    As Dr. Klenner showed, back in 1949, even serious cases of polio could be reversed with IV vitamin C. In other words, there is no reason why anyone should be worried about polio in the first place.

    The only reason for the hysteria is that fearmongering is good for business, both for the medical business and the business of government.

    • Walter Martin   June 27, 2017 at 6:40 am

      Amen, brother. Dr, Klenner was the absolute pioneer of IV and IM injection of Vit C. If you read his research and what he accomplished, it is amazing. In lieu of an IV, you can use liposomal vitamin c to achieve the same result…100% absorption.

      I prefer LIVON labs.

  2. Colorado   June 27, 2017 at 7:28 am

    ‘Dr Stan’ used to talk about this on his radio shows. The 3 stages of disease. 1. Acquire pathogen, body reacts to fight it. The body communicates and begins redirecting energy systems. 2. Pathogen is managed, the human body handles business. Fever, sweating, illness, white cells go to work, etc. 3. The human body has undergone the vital first 2 stages, and as a result of this physiological challenge, your body then shuts down the immuno response mechanisms to bring back natural balance, and files away the immune ready cells in the virtual blood library for use at a later date if necessary. You are now effectively immune. The problem with vaccines is they skip essential steps in 1 and 2, and your body is confused and never goes through stage 3, shutting down the response mechanisms. The body fights itself and never stops. This above article is essential because it describes this simple concept in the accurate and complicated scientific terms. This is why even the flue shot is something you must give an absolute no to. It’s good to be worried about what’s in the vaccines. It’s even better to understand the mere use of any vaccine will likely have unavoidable negative consequences. Still waiting for RN and DR educational opportunities without vaccine mandates imposed by educational institutions. Perhaps if more medical persons understood this argument… This in my opinion is a key argument against vaccination. Can I have these NVIC articles in printed magazine form please to leave at local doctors offices? I’ll be happy to pay whatever you ask.

    • Bob   June 28, 2017 at 5:30 am

      At the top of every article is a “print this page” button. If you want to leave at your doc’s office, you could just print, staple and distribute.

    • Hillary   June 30, 2017 at 11:30 pm

      Dear Colorado,

      I have been doing research on the very same theory you have just posted about.

      Thank you for reaffirming what I also believe and see in many people.


      facebook: hillary adrian han

  3. Nancy Bundonis   June 27, 2017 at 8:34 am

    Dr Blaylock,
    Agreed, it is the immune system that is weakened and I believe it starts with the very first virus given, the HepB. I believe and can prove that is why there is so much drepression/ mania and what they call bipolar. All three of my children went thru some devastating consequences due to vaccines and how vaccines compromised their immune systems. As a mother, I am fortunate that all three of my children are thriving- not without scars, but alive and well enough to tell their story.
    My explanation and proof of what is going on is too long to put in an email. Would love to talk to you, along with my young son who is not without scars in his brain but a survivor.
    It is incomprehensible what has happened to our world, vaccine schedule and our medical community. I hope that you reach back out to me. I don’t have just a story, but a true series of events and medical data and science to back up what happened.
    Thank you for sharing your invaluable knowledge as a medical professional and your continued efforts in educating the public on vaccines.
    Best regards, Nancy Bundonis
    Nancy Bundonis

  4. Debra Prisk   June 27, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    and now we think the “POLIO” was actually caused by DTT that was sprayed on everything and everyone at the time of the “outbreak of polio”.

  5. Louise Gallagher   June 27, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    Big Pharma has a good reason to not push for treating the immune system to fight disease. Physicians can not write prescriptions for supplements so there is no money to be made on it. Therefore, pushing drugs is big money for the pharmaceutical, the government and the physicians.

  6. Terry   June 29, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    This is interesting &I seems logical & easy to follow. I would like to learn more about carrier states of viruses be this by naturally having the virus or injected the virus via vaccination. Since widespread vaccines are there more who become carriers of a given vaccine and if so for how long? I am most concerned about the meningitis vaccines and carrier state possibility from this vaccine. I have known for years that some harbor the bacteria for this it I believe in the back of the nasal pharynx one of the thought reasons menighitis in the past was often found when it was (and not as frequently as today in general populations) in locker rooms… When one of my children was attending college in the UK I got a call from the physician who said with her history of adverse reactions to vaccines including actually getting a light case of the measles after the MMR , seizures after her 3rd DpT vaccine he would recommend she not get the menighitis vaccine though the final decision was ours. In those days if you got the chicken pox you did not need to get the vaccine so in this case she had the chicken pox in 2nd grade so no chicken pox vaccine was required. Thank for more information on carrier states of the various diseases vaccines are given and how this relates to whether or not vaccines are related to carrier states of the illnesses they are supposed to protect people from.

  7. vicki   November 6, 2018 at 1:23 am

    Flublok caused this in me. Sick for a month.

  8. Sharon Reeve   March 28, 2020 at 8:27 pm

    Vaccines work by artificially exciting the immune system, and unfortunately, this hyper-excitation never turns off, causing chronic auto-immune and allergy problems. It seems logical to me that when some people who are damaged by vaccines are infected with COVID-19 their systems will react with a cytokine storm because of the hyper-reaction.


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