Sep 3, 8 years ago

India’s Polio Eradication Campaign

India’s Polio Eradication Campaign

The Multi-billionaire Bill Gates once said:The world today has 6.8 billion people… that’s headed up to about 9 billion. Now if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we could lower that by perhaps 10 or 15 percent.

Well, Bill & friends, your objective seems to be panning out. Slowly, but surely.

“For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginnings of sorrows.” (Matthew 24:7-8)


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  1. September 6, 2012
    Shared from A paper published earlier this year in the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics should have made headlines around the globe, as it estimated there were 47,500 cases of a polio-like condition linked to the oral polio vaccine in 2011 alone. Researchers reported:2 "…while India has been polio-free for a year, there has been a huge increase in non-polio acute flaccid paralysis (NPAFP). In 2011, there were an extra 47,500 new cases of NPAFP. Clinically indistinguishable from polio paralysis but twice as deadly, the incidence of NPAFP was directly proportional to doses of oral polio received. Though this data was collected within the polio surveillance system, it was not investigated. The principle of primum-non-nocere [First, do no harm] was violated." Another way the public is being misled about India's claims to be polio-free is that this is only referring to "wild" polio cases – not vaccine-caused polio, which is occurring on a massive scale every year. The problem is that while the oral vaccine has reined in wild polio, the wild virus is being replaced by vaccine-derived polio virus (VDPV), which causes the same symptoms of acute flaccid paralysis associated with classically-defined polio. (Health officials don't call it polio because it isn't "wild.") Environmental surveillance for VDPV is now being conducted in a number of countries, including Australia, Egypt, Haiti, and Indonesia. In essence, this much-heralded vaccine strategy has replaced one infectious disease with another, more virulent strain... What kind of success is that, really?
    • November 27, 2012
      What Bill Gates was talking about was population growth, not population in general. When parents are more sure that the children they have will survive, because of disease prevention (by way of vaccines) and better living conditions, they tend to have fewer children. Not only is this standard knowledge, it's been explained repeatedly. The Gates Foundation's objective is panning out, albeit slowly. India has been free of new polio cases for nearly two years now, and there are only three other countries in the world where polio is still endemic. As for the idea that NON POLIO AFP is somehow polio related, perhaps someone needs to read a bit better. NON POLIO means just that. It isn't that there are more cases of AFP, it's that polio eradication requires close monitoring of all cases of AFP, to make sure of their cause. Please sources that aren't trying to sell you something. They're more reliable.

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