The Curious Case of Polio, DDT and Vaccines


This story is about polio, pesticide poisoning as a doable explanation for it, and the that means of science. We’re taught that the science on polio has been settled — however is it so? And what if the world is way extra complicated than we expect, and “the science” will not be settled in any respect?

1958 magazine ad promoting polio vaccines
1958 journal advert from the March of Dimes selling polio vaccines.

How Do We Know That One thing Is Actually True?

Being human comes with fascinating epistemological challenges, particularly at a time like at the moment. We consider that we now have a grip on actuality — however our historical past is normally written by the winners — and the winners generally tend to create their very own actuality that serves their very own pursuits and convictions — and to propagate that actuality with vengeance, insisting that it is “the reality.”

We’re born right into a world the place our mother and father and academics typically reside off assumptions that aren’t essentially true. Naturally, we inherit a lot of their assumptions — after which find yourself both carrying the torch and internalizing the manufactured actuality — or waking up in the future, realizing that we have been lied to, and shaking our heads in disbelief as we strive to determine if any of what of we have been taught was true. Many people can relate to that liberating and fascinating expertise of awakening!

Typically, the solutions are available as soon as we glance — and generally, we study that even the breadcrumbs resulting in the reality have been rigorously swept away over many years or centuries — and so we now have to simply be humble and affected person, use our instincts, our heads and our hearts, do our greatest, and pray that in the future, we could know the reality.

Being human is an train in persistence and humility, that is for certain! With that in thoughts, let’s take a look at the curious case of polio, DDT and different pesticides, and vaccines.

The Official Story of Polio

Everyone knows the official story of polio: Within the early twentieth century, a polio epidemic confirmed up within the prosperous West, and it was unhealthy.

Then in 1954, the Salk Institute got here up with an important polio vaccine — and hooray! The epidemic was stopped, and the individuals have been now not getting polio. Downside solved! Vaccines save lives! (Due to this fact, it’s immoral, unthinkable and despicable to ever doubt any vaccines. Any questions? Hope not. Case closed.) However is it actually closed, or is there room for debate?

First, let’s study the official concept in regards to the onset of the polio epidemic that by chance reveals a “bug” in trendy science the place the scientists go after fixing one factor — assuming they know higher than nature — after which break one thing else that they haven’t fairly thought by. And so then they “patch” it, and break one thing else, and so forth.

And at every flip, there may be normally somebody selling every patch as the best factor on the planet — whereas insisting that solely a idiot would take into account unwrapping this “cabbage” of fixes and asking the village yokel query: “Is it doable that we have not fairly thought issues by on the very first flip, and will we possibly lastly assume it by in the end, and alter our method accordingly?”

So right here is the official concept of why polio outbreaks began taking place, as informed on HistoryOfVaccines.org:

“Polio reached epidemic proportions within the early 1900s in nations with comparatively excessive requirements of residing, at a time when different illnesses equivalent to diphtheria, typhoid, and tuberculosis have been declining. Certainly, many scientists assume that advances in hygiene paradoxically led to an elevated incidence of polio.

The speculation is that previously, infants have been uncovered to polio, primarily by contaminated water provides, at a really younger age. Infants’ immune techniques, aided by maternal antibodies nonetheless circulating of their blood, might shortly defeat poliovirus after which develop lasting immunity to it.

Nonetheless, higher sanitary circumstances meant that publicity to polio was delayed till later in life, on common, when a toddler had misplaced maternal safety and was additionally extra weak to probably the most extreme type of the illness.”

“Transfer Quick and Break Issues”?

Whereas that is solely a concept, albeit an official one — and there are different theories we’re about to discover — let me dare ask a village yokel query and simply go away it on the market: Is it doable that nature has issues put collectively fairly effectively — and that “shifting quick and breaking issues” is a method that tends to backfire?

And whereas expertise may be great when utilized in stability, is it doable that it is because of the destruction and poisoning of the environment — and our our bodies, and our non secular foundations, and our nurturing relationships — that we have turn into intoxicated, wired, susceptible to illnesses, and depending on industrial-strength “boosters” to remain in a single piece?

Is it doable that if we obtained to the basis of it and stopped poisoning the environment with such fervor, we might be a lot more healthy? Is it doable, not less than as a thought experiment?

Poliomyelitis-like Signs Attributable to Poisoning

In 1951, Dr. Ralph R. Scobey printed an article in Archives of Pediatrics, titled “Is the general public well being regulation answerable for the poliomyelitis thriller?” (NIH hyperlink).

Within the article, Dr. Scobey investigated the proof displaying the contagiousness (or not) of poliomyelitis — and talked about how the analysis into complicated causes of the illness had been decapitated as soon as the “official” opinion was declared. Amongst different issues, he acknowledged the next:

“Limitless poliomyelitis analysis ceased abruptly when this illness was legally made a communicable illness. Nonetheless, particular progress towards an answer to the issue was being made earlier than the general public well being regulation made poliomyelitis a germ or virus illness. For instance, it was reported by toxicologists and bacteriologists that poliomyelitis might be produced each by natural and inorganic poisons in addition to by bacterial toxins.

The connection of this illness to beriberi was additionally being given consideration. Nonetheless, these investigations misplaced help when a germ or virus got here to be thought of by some to be the total and remaining reply to the issue. Funds for poliomyelitis analysis have been from then on designated for the investigation of the infectious concept solely.

There are at the moment many investigators who’ve robust proof contradicting the infectious concept. Vitamin and mineral deficiency, poison, allergy and different theories are being introduced to elucidate the thriller, however these males, due to the general public well being regulation and the restricted capacity to acquire funds or cooperation from any supply can’t work freely on the issue of explanation for poliomyelitis.

At one time or one other the classical dietary deficiency illnesses, beriberi and pellagra, and even sunstroke, have been thought of to be communicable infectious illnesses. If by regulation anyone, or all of those illnesses, had been made a reportable communicable illness, it’s apparent that at the moment it might legally be a germ illness and a seek for the causative germ would possibly nonetheless be in progress.

If beriberi and pellagra had been made reportable communicable illnesses, it’s conceivable that the epochal research on nutritional vitamins by Funk and subsequent staff might have been ignored within the seek for the infectious agent because the etiological consider these illnesses. The progress of medication would have been severely retarded.

The time is lengthy overdue for cautious reappraisal of the poliomyelitis drawback and for a lot of succesful staff with numerous opinions relating to the reason for the illness to be given the chance to work and the funds with which to work. The implications of the general public well being regulation that poliomyelitis is an infectious communicable illness have to be reconsidered if progress is to be made.”

The Rockefeller Model

In his article, Dr. Scobey additionally talked about that in 1911, Sachs [Sachs, B.: Am. J. Obst. & Gynec., 63: 703-710, April 1911] indicated that “Our current data of the doable strategies of contagion is predicated virtually solely upon the work finished on this metropolis on the Rockefeller Institute” and that kids with the illness have been saved basically hospital wards and that not a single one of many different inmates of the wards of the hospital was affected with the illness — which after all contradicted the “viral” concept of polio.

I might additionally wish to level out the truth that the Rockefeller household, basically, has in some ways set the foundations of recent drugs as we all know it — by funding particularly the analysis that they favored, medical college curricula that helped them form the medical pondering in a method that may assist them take advantage of cash, and so forth. There’s a cause why at the moment’s petrochemicals-based drugs has earned the nickname of “Rockefeller drugs“!

A Disclaimer

To me, the dialog about causes of polio will not be in regards to the hardcore debate in regards to the germ concept vs. the terrain concept, it is about fact in all its complexity. As a human being, I’m at peace understanding that I do not know the “remaining reply” to that essential query. I feel that “prompt gratification” will not be very useful in science!

Thus, on my finish, I’m prepared to hearken to all sides — and hold listening, making my working theories, and altering my thoughts as many instances as I would like if good proof presents itself. I believe that each theories could clarify part of actuality, and that with some knowledge, we are able to ultimately determine the stability. However with a view to determine it out at any level, we must be speaking truthfully and brazenly — and that is precisely what’s not taking place in at the moment’s official scientific discourse!

Extra on Polio and Poisoning

In 1952, Dr. Scobey printed an in depth “meta-analysis” titled, “The Poison Reason for Poliomyelitis And Obstructions To Its Investigation.” (NIH hyperlink), by which he checked out a broad vary of research and analyses that existed on the subject of polio — and he concluded that there appeared to be a causal relationship between polio outbreaks and consumptions of sure agricultural merchandise, probably linking polio to pesticide poisoning (for instance, lead and arsenic compounds throughout this pre-DDT interval.). Amongst different issues, he famous:

“Paralysis, ensuing from poisoning, has most likely been recognized because the time of Hippocrates (460-437 B.C.), Boerhaave, Germany, (1765) acknowledged: “We steadily discover individuals rendered paralytic by exposing themselves imprudently to quicksilver, dispersed into vapors by the hearth, as gilders, chemists, miners, and so on., and maybe there are different poisons, which can produce the identical illness, even externally utilized.”

In 1824, Cooke, England, acknowledged: “Among the many thrilling causes of the partial palsies we could reckon the poison of sure mineral substances, significantly of fast silver, arsenic, and lead. The fumes of those metals or the receptance of them in resolution into the abdomen, have typically causes paralysis.””

“DDT Is Good For Me-e-e”

There was a time when DDT was marketed as “protected and efficient.” It was alleged to be a particularly efficient pesticide, and “the consultants” really helpful that DDT must be spayed all over the place. One of many “advantages” was stopping polio!

Mother and father despatched their kids to run after the vans spraying DDT and in addition sprayed DDT all over the place in the home — clearly with the very best of intentions, for the well being of their children and the family. Reminds you of something? Check out the Time Journal situation from June 30, 1947, that ran the next advert:

DDT advertisement

To my senses, these DDT commercials have been so extremely hypnotizing as a result of they have been promoting a fantasy: getting one thing for nothing. They usually have been making it sounds “scientific” and “respectable!” Right here is that this factor, they stated, that kills pests like a assassin — however is solely wholesome for people! This is your comfort! Right here is your victory march over nature!

And this business under known as DDT a “menace to insect’s life, liberty and pursuit of happiness” and “a handful of concentrated dying”:

And here’s a well-known business that featured a civilized entomologist “promoting” African tribesmen on the greatness of DDT. The skeptical tribesmen have been depicted as your acquainted village yokels, and considered one of their ridiculous, unscientific fears described within the video was that DDT might be toxic.

DDT as a Potential Reason for Polio

There’s a concept that DDT poisoning was a significant contributor to paralysis recognized as polio. The timeline helps it, and it’s a type of instances the place I’ve to humbly settle for not understanding the definitive reply at this very second.

The Salk vaccine was launched in 1954. DDT was banned within the U.S. in 1972. Polio was formally eradicated within the U.S. in 1979. (The vaccine-derived model of polio (!) is reported to be spreading now in creating nations, and, in accordance with ABC Information, “Extra polio instances now attributable to vaccine than by wild virus.“)

In 2021, Ryan Issues printed a wonderful, in-depth article known as, “mRNA ‘Vaccines,’ Eugenics, and Push for Transhumanism,” by which he appeared on the hyperlink between polio and DDT, amongst different issues. (I very extremely suggest studying his whole article.)

“One crop pesticide in widespread use on the time was DDT, a extremely poisonous organochlorine that was broadly publicized as being “good for you”, however ultimately banned in 1972. In 1953, Dr Morton Biskind printed a paper within the American Journal of Digestive Ailments stating that:

‘McCormick (78), Scobey (100-101), and Goddard (57), in detailed research, have all identified that components apart from infective brokers are actually concerned within the etiology of polio, various from dietary defects to quite a lot of poisons which have an effect on the nervous system.’

The hazard of poisonous pesticides, together with DDT, and their disastrous results on the setting have been illustrated by Rachel Carson in her 1962 guide, Silent Spring.

In more moderen instances, researchers, Dan Olmstead, co-founder of the Age of Autism, and Mark Blaxil carried out two good investigations into the polio epidemics of the twentieth century, reaching the same conclusion to Scobey and Biskind, particularly that the illness was attributable to the widespread use of neurotoxic pesticides equivalent to arsenite of soda and DDT.

Though Salk’s vaccine was hailed as a hit, the vaccine itself triggered many instances of damage and paralysis. And although there does seem like a convincing correlation between the timing of the vaccine and the discount in polio instances, as all good scientists know, causation would not equal correlation, particularly contemplating the truth that DDT was phased out, not less than within the US, over the identical interval.”

An Oblique (and Typically Direct) Connection to Eugenics

In his article, Ryan Issues additionally identified the truth that “Dr Salk’s polio analysis was funded by the mom of Cordelia Scaife Could, an heiress to the Mellon household banking fortune who idealized Margaret Sanger and later joined the board of the Worldwide Deliberate Parenthood Basis,” and who supported obligatory sterilization as a way to restrict delivery charges in creating nations.

Notably, Could was additionally was on the board of the Inhabitants Council, a company based by John D. Rockefeller III centered on inhabitants discount. The fervour of the wealthiest households for inhabitants management (underneath their management) and eugenics will not be a conspiracy concept. It has been totally documented even within the mainstream media.

So far as Margaret Sanger of Deliberate Parenthood, in her 1932 “Plan for Peace,” she advocated for “a stern and inflexible coverage of sterilization and segregation to that grade of inhabitants whose progeny is tainted, or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits could also be transmitted to offspring,” in addition to for “giving sure dysgenic teams in our inhabitants their selection of segregation or sterilization.”

By the best way, in accordance with Issues, in 1995, the Inhabitants Council collaborated with the WHO on their fertility regulating vaccines.

Meals for Thought?

So let me simply say that as a lot as vaccines — like another drugs — may be of nice use when finished effectively, with integrity, and with out fanaticism — the overall subject of vaccines is rather less rosy and a bit of extra murky than any considered one of us would wish to consider in a really perfect world. All of it is dependent upon who runs and applications and the way — and the instinctive, history-based apprehensions of the village yokels should not with out trigger!

In conclusion, I’ll say that having the identical group of people that have traditionally been huge followers of eugenics now run each the official transition to what they name “the Fourth Industrial Revolution” and the worldwide “well being response” would not make me really feel relaxed. It is a bit of unlikely that they’ve since repented and are actually attempting to assist us.

I imply, yeah, miracles occur — and I wish to consider within the goodness of individuals — however they nonetheless appear to be saying that we’ll be consuming cockroach meat for our personal good, so I do not know …

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