We are told that vaccines eradicated poliomyelitis in the 1950s and this story is often cited as proof of the success of vaccines. After all, if a scourge like polio can be eradicated by vaccinating whole populations, the practice of injecting viral material into the blood stream to promote immunity clearly works - or does it?
Lack of effectiveness and dangers of childhood vaccinations are discussed in this article by Heidi Stevenson.
Proof of Childhood Vaccinations' Lack of Effectiveness and Dangers
That article links an interesting compilation of statistics on common illnesses that are said to have been eradicated by vaccines.
Immunization Graphs: Natural Infectious Disease Declines; Immunization Effectiveness; and Immunization Dangers
Now with regard to the polio vaccine, a friend recently said:
"Contrary to popular medical spun tales, Polio wasn't eradicated in the 1950's. On the contrary the Salk & Sabin vaccine, laced with SV40 diseased Green Monkey kidney virus, merely created a new subset of Poliomyelitis known as Aseptic Meningitis ... in addition to a cats cradle of hitherto unknown neuro-degenerative disorders & rare forms of cancer."
An article he linked gives an idea of the number of cases involved:
'These days, when a vaccinee develops poliomyelitis, it may not be called poliomyelitis; instead, it may be called viral or aseptic meningitis, ascending paralysis (Guillain-Barre syndrome), cerebral palsy (over 75 per cent of cases are not diagnosed at birth but after six months) or other such names. There are 30,000 to 50,000 cases of aseptic meningitis every year in the United States. Considering that the vast majority (99 per cent) of the reported cases in the pre-vaccine era were non-paralytic and would have corresponded to aseptic or aviral meningitis, then vaccination has actually increased the incidence of poliomyelitis. In the pre-vaccine era, such high numbers only occurred in some epidemics. Now, such numbers occur every year, year by year.'