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Oral Polio Vaccine Causes Nearly All Cases of Paralytic Polio

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Despite the introduction in March 2021 of a reportedly more stable and safer oral polio vaccine (OPV) called the novel oral polio vaccine type 2 (nOPV2), cases of circulating vaccine-derived polio (cVDPV) paralysis continue to be reported around the world, Ironically, continuing OPV vaccine campaigns in underdeveloped countries appears to be the main reason the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) repeatedly keeps failing to meet its goal of polio eradication.1 2 3

Vaccine-Derived Polioviruses Paralyze Many More Children Than Wild Polioviruses

In fact, a GPEI report published last year found that “vaccine-derived polioviruses are paralyzing nearly 50 times more children than wild polioviruses.” Of the 674 confirmed cases of paralytic polio reported from 28 countries during the 12 months up leading up to July 31, 2023, only 16 were caused by type 1 wild poliovirus. The remaining 658 confirmed cases were caused by polioviruses (type 1 and type 2) derived from the oral polio vaccines themselves. Most of these cases occurred in African and Asian countries, although there was one case of vaccine derived polio (VDP) case reported in New York and traces of VDPV2 were discovered in a sewage plant in London.4 5 6

In a study published in the journal Nature last year, the authors confirmed:

There is an increasing burden of circulating vaccine-derived polioviruses (cVDPVs) due to the continued use of oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV).7

“These circulating vaccine-derived polioviruses, or cVDPVs, as they are known, now paralyze many more children than wild polio viruses do,” wrote Helen Branswell in an article for STAT.8

“In impoverished communities with substandard sanitation and living conditions, vaccine strain poliovirus can contaminate water sources used for bathing and drinking, which can lead to more cases of vaccine strain polio paralysis,” notes Barbara Loe Fisher, co-founder and president of the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC).9 [NVIC and parents of children paralyzed by OPV lobbied to get the live OPV replaced with the inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) in 1999 in the U.S.]10

There were additional cases of vaccine-derived paralytic polio reported during the second half of 2023, including four cases in Chad, three in Guinea, three in Nigeria, three in Somalia, two in Indonesia, one in Afghanistan, one in Mauritania, one in Mozambique and one in Yemen. During the first three months of 2024, at least six cases of cVDPV2 have been reported, including three cases in Yemen, one in Mali, one in Nigeria and one in Zimbabwe. Additionally, the Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone and Sudan have reported positive environmental samples of cVDPV2.2 11 12 13 14 15

“Until polio eradication campaigns stop using live oral polio vaccine, the vaccine strain polio virus will continue to cripple children and adults,” Fisher says.9

Polio Eradication Has Become a Big Business

This raises the question, “Why don’t the sponsors of the GPEI appreciate the consequences of their efforts?” And if they do, then why don’t they stop? Clearly, the GPEI’s strategy for eradicating polio has failed. Repeatedly. It’s the same misguided strategy that was supposed to eradicate polio from the world by the year 2000. It didn’t happen. Then the goal was to be met by 2005. Didn’t happen. The goal was set for 2012. Nope, didn’t happen. Then it was set for 2018. Didn’t happen.16 17 18 19

The latest goal for eradicating polio was supposed to be met by 2023. Still didn’t happen. Now, the new goal for polio eradication is envisioned to occur by 2026.20 21

During 1998-2020, the GPEI received more than $18 billion to eradicate polio. On Oct. 18, 2022, governments and organizations around the world pledged $2.6 billion to fund a 2022-2026 strategy to eradicate polio. The strategy is the same as all the other past strategies that have failed. The only difference is in the number of children GPEI aims to vaccinate—370 million children annually.22 23

Polio eradication has essentially become a lucrative big business driven by the pharmaceutical industry, and it is likely to remain one for the foreseeable future… so long as the GPEI’s polio eradication strategy remains unchanged. It is almost as if there is an innate desire on the part of those running the GPEI to preserve industry’s polio eradication business by continuing to rely on the failed approach of giving hundreds of millions of people vaccines that can infect them with the very virus against which the shots are meant to protect.


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1 Branswell H. Polio cases derived from new oral vaccine reported for first timeSTAT Mar. 16, 2023.
2 Soucheray S. GPEI says polio eradication in 2023 not possible, notes 6 new cases. CIDRAP Sept. 15, 2023.
3 Nature. Vaccine-derived polio is undermining the fight to eradicate the virus. June 14, 2023.
4 Editorial Board. Opinion The world has the tools to end polio. But eradication remains elusive. The Washington Post Sept. 28, 2023.
5 Cáceres M. Polio Case in New York Caused by “Vaccine-Derived” Poliovirus. The Vaccine Reaction July 24, 2022.
6 Press Release. United States confirmed as country with circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Sept. 13, 2022.
7 Walter KS et al. Rapid emergence and transmission of virulence-associated mutations in the oral poliovirus vaccine following vaccination campaigns. Nature Sept. 25, 2023.
8 Braswell H. Polio transmission was supposed to end by 2023. A new report explains why it won’t. STAT Sept. 15, 2023.
9 Fisher BL, Cáceres M. Polio Eradication Stalls with More Wild-Type and Vaccine Strain Polio OutbreaksThe Vaccine Reaction Dec. 7, 2019.
10 U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Poliomyelitis Prevention in the United States: Updated Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). MMWR May 19, 2000; 49(RR05): 1-22.
11 Cullinan K. Sudan to Start Polio Immunisation as Six African Countries Detect Virus. Health Policy Watch Mar. 18, 2024.
12 Precision Vaccinations News. New Vaccine-derived Polio Cases Confirmed. Precision Vaccinations Dec. 31, 2023.
13 Schnirring L. Indonesia reports more vaccine-derived polio cases. CIDRAP Jan. 12, 2024.
14 Schnirring L. Five African countries report more vaccine-derived polio cases. CIDRAP Mar. 8, 2024.
15 World Health Organization. Weekly Bulletin on Outbreaks and other Emergencies: Week 9: 26 February – 3 March 2024 (Data as reported by: 17:00; 3 March 2024). reliefweb Feb. 16, 2024.
16 CDC. Progress Toward Global Poliomyelitis Eradication, 2000. MMWR Apr. 27, 2001; 50(16): 320-2, 331.
17 Press Release. POLIO ERADICATION PARTNERS HOLD GLOBAL SUMMIT AT HEADQUARTERS, RENEW PLEDGE TO MAKE WORLD POLIO-FREE BY 2005. United Nations Sept. 27, 2000.
18 News Release. Global polio eradication initiative launches 2010-2012 strategic plan for interrupting polio worldwide. World Health Organization Jan. 7, 2011.
19 Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan 2013–2018.
20 CDC. Global Polio Eradication. Dec. 1, 2023.
21 World Health Organization. Polio eradication strategy 2022–2026: delivering on a promise. June 9, 2021.
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23 WHO. Global leaders commit US$ 2.6 billion at World Health Summit to end polio. Oct. 18, 2022.

6 Responses

  1. Hummmm, seems a lot like the giant cancer industry, who just keep chasing their tails with more invasive treatments that do more harm than good, but it keeps the money, (& pink ribbons) flowing. No wonder the majority of people are less healthy today, and the medical / pharma industry keeps getting bigger and richer.

  2. How much longer will the vultures remain unscathed ???
    Are pharmaceutical giants any different than house-alarm salesmen who burglarize a few homes in an area and then procede to go door to door selling their ‘much needed’ product ?

  3. I was one who contracted Polio in 1963 along with devastating reactions to the Tetanus shot 6 months later. I have suffered since then with autoimmune diseases. This is why the OPV was discouraged in the USA in the late 90’s/early 2000’s. And, then the wonderful Bill Gates then took this crap to India and Africa destroying the lives of their children.

  4. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are major funders of the WHO and GAVI, both behind the polio vaccination efforts around the world. As long as his money is keeping them well funded, they will keep carrying out his wishes. The piper calls the tune.

  5. This would sound like a bad joke if it did not involve unnecessary human suffering. And of course the main targets are people in countries missing a lot of truthful information. I still just cannot understand the ultimate goal here? whatever is released can and will affect anyone, so are those in charge feel they are immune in some ways????

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