Since the time 17 polio cases have been confirmed in Syria, the United Nations is determined to push ahead its immunization campaign in the Middle East.
Main aim of the massive campaign is to provide vaccination to more than 23 million children who are under the age group of five. It is said that it is the biggest ever immunization effort that has ever been seen in the region.
It was on Monday that UNICEF has started the second part of the campaign costing $30 million. It was in November when the campaign was started and many countries are included in the campaign like Syria and neighboring countries like Egypt, Ira, Jordan, Lebanon, the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
As far as the UNICEF is concerned, they are positive to reach 2.2 million children including those living in contested areas. These are the areas that are affected by the fighting.
“We appeal to all parties of the conflict in Syria to cooperate and facilitate pauses in hostilities over the coming six months to allow vaccination campaigns to reach all children”, said Ala Alwan, regional director of WHO. It is said that the strain that has been found in Syria has originated in Pakistan.
An outbreak of polio that has paralyzed 13 children in war-torn Syria is linked to a strain of the virus from Pakistan, the World Health Organization said Monday.
The vaccination of children in Syria has been disrupted by the 31-month conflict between President Bashar al-Assad’s forces and rebels fighting to topple his regime.
“Thirteen cases of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) have been confirmed in the Syrian Arab Republic,” the WHO said in a statement.
“Genetic sequencing indicates that the isolated viruses are most closely linked to (a) virus detected in environmental samples in Egypt in December 2012” related to wild poliovirus detected in Pakistan, it added.
“Closely related wild poliovirus strains have also been detected in environmental samples in Israel, (the) West Bank and Gaza Strip since February 2013.”
The United Nations said last week that emergency plans were being made to vaccinate more than 20 million children in the Middle East after polio resurfaced in Syria.
The announcement from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) called the effort “the largest-ever consolidated immunization response in the Middle East.” It targets children in Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, and the Palestinian territories.
Syria’s polio outbreak is the first there since 1999 and has left 10 children paralyzed. Emergency polio immunization efforts in and around Syria have already reached 650,000 children, including 116,000 in the “highly contested” northeastern province of Deir-ez-Zor, where the outbreak was confirmed last week, the WHO statement said.
It said the campaign aims to reach 1.6 million children in Syria with vaccines against polio, measles, mumps, and rubella. Syria’s polio immunization rate has dropped from 90% before the civil war to 68% today.
In Jordan, more than 18,800 children under age 5 in the Za’atari refugee camp have received polio vaccine in the past few days, and a nationwide campaign aims to reach 3.5 million people with polio, measles, and rubella vaccines, the WHO said. A vaccination drive has also been launched in western Iraq, and another will start soon in the country’s Kurdistan region.
In addition, Lebanon plans to launch a nationwide immunization campaign later this week, and efforts in Turkey and Egypt are expected to start by mid-November, the agency said.
The vaccination in Lebanon is to go house to house and tent by tent. It is a joint effort between the Lebanese government, WHO, UNICEF and a local NGO. The campaign will be vaccinating all nationalities below the age group of 5 living in the country. So, it is not only for the Syrian refugees. According to a report of UNICEF, Lebanon did not have any cases of polio since 2001.
Doctors said they fear that refugees escaping the fighting will bring the disease with them, and that countries with low immunization rates such as Austria, Bosnia and Ukraine are the most at risk.
The UN is trying to convince the Syrian government and rebel forces to instate a “vaccination ceasefire” to allow children to be inoculated. Estimates show that about half a million children have not had the vaccination.
But according to the Lancet, a health journal, vaccinations may not be enough.
Only one in every 200 unvaccinated people infected with polio will show signs, meaning the disease could spread in Europe for up to a year before cases with symptoms appear; at which point, it will be too late for any preventative measures.
The paper calls for routine searching for the virus in European sewage systems, as this method uncovered evidence of polio in Israel.
“Polio is making a comeback,” said Martin Eichner, a professor at the University of Tuebingen who co-authored the letter to The Lancet. Eichner and a German colleague warned that the vaccine used in the United States and Europe offers only partial protection against infection and called for heightened screening of sewage systems near refugee settlements in Turkey and Jordan. Syrian war refugees, moreover, have begun arriving in Western Europe, including Sweden and Germany.
Syria isn’t the only area where poliomyelitis, as the disease is formally known, is rearing its head. It has resurfaced in the Horn of Africa as well as in sewage samples in Israel and Egypt. So far this year, 322 cases have been reported globally, up from last year’s record low of 223. The gain snapped five years of consecutive decline, according to data from the World Health Organization….
Cases of polio, which paralyzed generations around the globe and crippled Franklin D. Roosevelt, have dropped 99 percent since 1988, largely thanks to a global vaccination campaign backed by Bill and Melinda Gates.
More than $10 billion has been invested to eradicate the disease, according to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, a partnership between the WHO, Rotary International, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the United Nations Children’s Fund. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has donated or pledged almost $2 billion.
Those efforts have helped stop transmission in all but three countries: Nigeria, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. While cases from those nations are lower this year than in 2012, the virus is re-emerging elsewhere….
Genetic analysis suggests the virus responsible for the cases in Syria is the same as the one found in Israel and Egypt. It came from Pakistan, showing how eradicating the virus at its source is key to stamping out sporadic outbreaks globally, said Hamid Jafari, director of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.
“What conflict does is that it produces that environment, whereby when poliovirus lands it has plenty of opportunity to thrive, circulate and paralyze children,” Jafari said Thursday….
The virus was also found in sewage and feces samples in Israel, which represents a threat for Europe, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control said in September. No actual polio cases have been reported in Israel.
Two vaccines are used to protect children: an oral inoculation that contains the live virus, and a inactivated shot that delivers a disarmed version of the pathogen.
Most Western European countries and the U.S. switched to the disarmed injection more than a decade ago because the oral vaccine was linked to some polio infections. While it prevents paralysis, the shot doesn’t fully protect against infection of the virus. That may enable it to circulate undetected in the region, Eichner and his colleague Stefan Brockmann of the Regional Public Health Office in Reutlingen, Germany wrote in The Lancet.
Eichner said eradication is still possible. “We were so close to getting it done that I still think it is achievable,” he said.
Last month, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed 10 cases of polio in the Syrian Arab Republic. Infection is said to have been caused by wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1), which has not been detected in Syria since 1999….
The majority of European countries now use the inactivated polio vaccine (IPV), as opposed to the oral polio vaccine (OPV), which was discontinued in most areas as it was found to cause some cases of acute flacid paralysis (AFP) – the main symptom of polio.
“Only some of the European Union member states still allow its use and none has a stockpile of oral polio vaccines,” the experts say.
Although the IPV has proved effective in the prevention of polio disease, it only provides partial infection protection, and there is very low vaccination coverage in some regions.
The experts note that infection can only be prevented in Europe if IPV coverage is very high, and if the European population has low crowding and high hygiene levels.
In European regions where vaccination coverage is low, such as Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ukraine and Austria, the experts say the fact that these regions have been polio-free for decades will not provide a “herd immunity” sufficient enough to stop sustained transmission of the WPV1 infection.
Additionally, they note that because only 1 in every 200 WPV1 infections cause identifiable symptoms of polio, such as AFP, it may be almost a year before one case appears and the disease is detected. By this point, they say hundreds of people could be infected.
While the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control recommends that only Syrian refugees should be vaccinated, Eichner and Brockmann warn that this is insufficient and “more comprehensive measures should be taken into consideration.”…
As the United Nations launched a huge vaccination campaign against polio in the Middle East after an outbreak in Syria, some doctors have questioned its potential effectiveness….
“Polio is very infectious and if we [put together] crowding, poor hygiene, displacement and lack of vaccination, we have the perfect formula for spreading the epidemic out of control,” Zaher Sahloul, president of the Syrian-American Medical Association….
“Given that most kids who get it are asymptomatic or get mild symptoms only, I think the situation reflects that it will be extremely hard to control now,” she said….
In the depths of cyberspace lurks a press release written by the CDC, confirming that the OPV, or oral polio vaccination, given to millions of children throughout the developing world, is causing them to develop vaccine-induced polio. Instead of banning the vaccination, as one would expect, the CDC has decided in its wisdom that the best way to tackle the problem is to maintain a high rate of vaccination in all countries!
Yes, that is correct. The CDC recommends maintaining a high rate of vaccination, vaccinating as many children as possible with a vaccine that causes polio.
The CDC Spills The Beans
In 2012, the CDC wrote a press release titled “Update on Vaccine-Derived Polioviruses — Worldwide,” April 2011–June 2012. They wrote:
In 1988, the World Health Assembly resolved to eradicate poliomyelitis worldwide. One of the main tools used in polio eradication efforts has been the live, attenuated oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV). This inexpensive vaccine is administered easily by mouth, makes recent recipients resistant to infection by wild polioviruses (WPVs), and provides long-term protection against paralytic disease through durable humoral immunity. Nonetheless, rare cases of vaccine-associated paralytic poliomyelitis can occur both among immunologically normal OPV recipients and their contacts and among persons who are immunodeficient. In addition, vaccine-derived polioviruses (VDPVs) can emerge to cause polio outbreaks in areas with low OPV coverage and can replicate for years in persons who are immunodeficient. (emphasis added)
VDPVs can cause paralytic polio in humans and have the potential for sustained circulation. VDPVs resemble WPVs biologically and differ from most vaccine-related poliovirus (VRPV) isolates by having genetic properties consistent with prolonged replication or transmission. VDPVs were first identified by sequence analyses of poliovirus isolates. (emphasis added)
The CDC recommended that the best way to deal with this problem is mass vaccination. They stated:
To prevent VDPV emergence and spread, all countries should maintain high vaccination coverage against all three poliovirus serotypes. 
Immunodeficiency disorders occur when the body’s immune response is reduced or absent. In other words, governments worldwide are actively promoting a vaccine that they know will cause millions of vulnerable, sick and immunodeficient children to develop vaccine-induced polio. 
Billy Goes To Bollywood
In order for governments to mass vaccinate more efficiently, they are fully backing the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a group that has made it very clear that their aim is to wipe out wild polio from the planet. The Gates Foundation appears to be ignorant of the fact that they are causing tens of thousands of children to suffer from vaccine-induced polio.
While a large majority of us look on in sheer horror at the number of children who now suffer life-threatening disabilities caused by the vaccine itself, vaccine-crazed Bill Gates has decided to step up his polio campaign by hiring an array of Bollywood stars such as the notorious Bollywood mega-star Amitabh Bachchan to help him dish out the vaccination.
In this short video clip, Bachchan can be seen giving these deadly drops to the children of India during a recent advertising campaign promoting the vaccination. 
It appears that Bachchan is not the only Bollywood star helping Gates to promote vaccination. According to reports, Bill Gates also met up with Bollywood superstar Khan Aamir.
Commenting on their discussion, Gates posted the following comment on his blog:
Talking toilets with Bollywood star Aamir Khan, discussing how satellites help fight disease. We were filming a question-and-answer segment in front of a studio audience for his show on New Delhi Television, one of India’s largest news networks. Prannoy was asking me and Bollywood star Aamir Khan about philanthropy, health, and India’s development … 
This is an excellent piece of PR work by Bill Gates, as the people of India are totally in love with Bollywood and believe that if stars such as these are recommending their children to be vaccinated, then the vaccine must be safe!
In the meantime, the rates of vaccine-induced polio go through the roof.
The Rates Of Vaccine-Induced Polio Soar
In 2010, the Polio Global Eradication Initiative, founded in 1988 by the World Health Organization, Rotary International, UNICEF, and the US CDC stated that there were only 42 cases of wild polio reported in India.
This all sounds extremely impressive, until we learn that public health experts estimate that between 100 and 180 children in India develop vaccine-associated polio paralysis (VAPP) every year.
Activist Post stated that:
According to the Polio Global Eradication Initiative’s own statistics there were 42 cases of wild-type polio (WPV) reported in India in 2010, indicating that vaccine-induced cases of polio paralysis (100-180 annually) outnumber wild-type cases by a factor of 3-4. Even if we put aside the important question of whether or not the PGEI is accurately differentiating between wild and vaccine-associated polio cases in their statistics, we still must ask ourselves: should not the real-world effects of immunization, both good and bad, be included in PGEI’s measurement of success? For the dozens of Indian children who develop vaccine-induced paralysis every year, the PGEI’s recent declaration of India as nearing “polio free” status, is not only disingenuous, but could be considered an attempt to minimize their obvious liability in having transformed polio from a natural disease vector into a man-made (iatrogenic) one. 
Activist Post has a point, however; the public health ‘experts’ are way off target regarding the numbers of children suffering from vaccine-associated polio paralysis. According to the Oxford Journal – Clinical Infectious Diseases, there have been many more cases than those being reported. They reported that:
In 2005, it was reported that children in a small village in the United States had contracted vaccine-derived polio. In Nigeria, >70 cases have been reported. In 2006, 1600 cases of vaccine-induced polio occurred in India, according to the Indian Medical Association Sub-Committee on Immunisation’s report on the Polio Eradication Initiative. The point to be noted is that these cases were reported during repeated mass-immunization campaigns in which repeated doses of OPV were administered. In 2008, many cases of polio were reported in all provinces of Pakistan, where OPV is used for repeated mass-immunization campaigns. (emphasis added) 
Over the years, the figures have continued to increase and a recent paper has reported that the number of children now suffering from vaccine-induced polio has reached epic proportions.
A paper written by Neetu Vashishi and Jacob Puliyel published in the Medical Journal of Medical Ethics recently stated that:
… 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 was violated. 
With numbers of this size being reported about vaccine-induced polio, you would think that someone, somewhere, would have tried to stop the devastation. However, instead of stopping the vaccination program and trying to rein in Bill Gates, it appears that governments worldwide have given Gates the green light to do exactly what he wants.
Many of the children affected with vaccine-induced polio will die as a result of their illness. This is not eradication of polio; this is eradication of the children of India, plain and simple. For eradication of a disease to be effective, you do not replace one disease for another; you must have disease-free, healthy children. In my opinion this is nothing more than another elaborate vaccination hoax and it needs to be stopped.
This article originally appeared at VacTruth.
Christina was born and educated in London, U.K. She left school to work in a children’s library, specializing in story telling and book buying. In 1978 Christina changed her career path to dedicate her time to caring for the elderly and was awarded the title of Care Giver of the Year for her work with the elderly in 1980. In1990 she adopted the first of two disabled boys, both with challenging behavior, complex disabilities and medical needs. In 1999 she was accused of Munchausen by Proxy after many failed attempts to get the boys’ complex needs met. Finally, she was cleared of all accusations after the independent psychologist Lisa Blakemore-Brown gave both boys the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD as part of what she described to be a complex tapestry of disorders. During the assessments Ms Blakemore-Brown discovered through the foster care diaries that the eldest boy had reacted adversely to the MMR vaccine. After taking an A Level in Psychology and a BTEC in Learning Disabilities Ms. England spent many years researching vaccines and adverse reactions. She went on to gain a Higher National Diploma in journalism and media and currently writes for the American Chronicle, the Weekly Blitz, VacTruth and Namaste Publishing UK on immunization safety and efficacy whilst continuing to study for a BA Honors degree in English Literature and Humanities. England’s main areas of expertise are researching false allegations of child abuse and adverse reactions to vaccines. Her work is read internationally and has been translated into many languages. Ms England has been a guest on many radio shows and has spoken at seminars worldwide. She is the co author to the book ‘Shaken Baby Syndrome or Vaccine Induced Encephalitis – Are Parents Being Falsely Accused?’ with Dr Harold Buttram.
LONDON: India’s success in wiping out polio was the clear toast at the prestigious Royal Institution hall of the UK on Tuesday night when billionaire Bill Gates hailed it as being “among the most impressive global health successes that has ever been”.
Delivering this year’s Richard Dimbleby lecture (named after one of the founding broadcasters of the BBC) following in the footsteps of a list of illustrious predecessors that includes former US president Bill Clinton, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams , the Duke of Edinburgh and the Prince of Wales, Gates said the world could see polio eradicated in the next 6 years.
According to him, with fewer than 250 new cases of the crippling disease reported in 2012, and just three countries (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria) remaining where the virus is endemic, a global wipeout of polio was a clear possibility by 2018.
As photographs of Indian polio vaccinators wading through waist deep flood waters in the Madhubani district of Bihar, carrying vaccines in cold boxes on their heads shot up on the giant screen inside the hall, Gates said, “India initially like most other countries started by vaccinating children coming into clinics. But far too many children never see the clinic in India.
“So they realized that the only way to get vaccination coverage rates up is to go out into the community, from door to door and find children to vaccinate.”
New York — The Sudan government and a key rebel group are refusing to let UN workers vaccinate 160,000 children against polio in conflict-stricken states despite agreeing to a ceasefire, the UN said Monday.
UN humanitarian operations director John Ging said he had appealed to the UN Security Council for pressure to end what he called a “filibuster” by the Sudan government and opposition Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) on humanitarian access.
Polio has reappeared in East Africa, and the United Nations is worried that the conflict in Sudan’s South Kordofan and Blue Nile states could help it spread again.
The separatist rebels have been battling government forces in the two states since mid-2011.
Joe Samuel (4M),- In India, Monsanto hired Bollywood actors to promote genetically engineered cotton seed to illiterate farmers. Nana Petakar became a brand ambassador for Monsanto. The advertising has been called “aggressive, unscrupulous and false.”
Bill Gates, heavily invested in Monsanto’s GMOs as well as in vaccines, hired the most beloved of Indian actors, Amitabh Bachchan, to promote the oral polio vaccine.
The Oral Polio Vaccines were given to Indian children. The CDC dropped the OPV from its vaccine schedule in the US because it was causing polio.
“In 1976, Dr. Jonas Salk, creator of the killed-virus vaccine used in the 1950s, testified that the live-virus vaccine (used almost exclusively in the U.S. from the early 1960s to 2000) was the ‘principal if not sole cause’ of all reported polio cases in the U.S. since 1961 . (The virus remains in the throat for one to two weeks and in the feces for up to two months. Thus, vaccine recipients are at risk, and can potentially spread the disease, as long as fecal excretion of the virus continues .) In 1992, the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published an admission that the live-virus vaccine had become the dominant cause of polio in the United States . In fact, according to CDC figures, every case of polio in the U.S. since 1979 was caused by the oral polio vaccine . Authorities claim the vaccine was responsible for about eight cases of polio every year . However, an independent study that analyzed the government’s own vaccine database during a recent period of less than five years uncovered 13,641 reports of adverse events following use of the oral polio vaccine. These reports included 6,364 emergency room visits and 540 deaths (Figure 3) [47,48]. Public outrage at these tragedies became the impetus for removing the oral polio vaccine from immunization schedules [36:568;37;38].”
Did Gates not know the OPV had been dropped in the US as he suggested he wanted to bring the same good health to third world countries as Western countries enjoyed? If he did not know, is he pushing vaccines on the world’s children without such basic and truly critical information?
In 2011 alone, the Bill and Melinda Gates’ polio vaccine campaign in India caused 47,500 cases of paralysis and death.
From Vashisht and Puliyel:
“It has been reported in the Lancet that the incidence of AFP, especially non-polio AFP has increased exponentially in India after a high potency polio vaccine was introduced (25). Grassly and colleagues suggested, at that time, that the increase in AFP was the result of a deliberate effort to intensify surveillance and reporting in India (26). The National Polio Surveillance Programme maintained that the increased numbers were due to reporting of mild weakness, presumably weakness of little consequence (27).
“However in 2005, a fifth of the cases of non-polio AFP in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh (UP) were followed up after 60 days. 35.2% were found to have residual paralysis and 8.5% had died (making the total of residual paralysis or death – 43.7%) (28). Sathyamala examined data from the following year and showed that children who were identified with non-polio AFP were at more than twice the risk of dying than those with wild polio infection (27).
“Data from India on polio control over 10 years, available from the National Polio Surveillance Project, has now been compiled and made available online for it to be scrutinised by epidemiologists and statisticians (29). This shows that the non-polio AFP rate increases in proportion to the number of polio vaccines doses received in each area.
“Nationally, the non-polio AFP rate is now 12 times higher than expected. In the states of Uttar Pradesh (UP) and Bihar, which have pulse polio rounds nearly every month, the non-polio AFP rate is 25- and 35-fold higher than the international norms. The relationship of the non-polio AFP rate is curvilinear with a more steep increase beyond six doses of OPV in one year. The non-polio AFP rate during the year best correlates to the cumulative doses received in the previous three years. Association (R2) of the non-polio AFP rate with OPV doses received in 2009 was 41.9%.
“Adding up doses received from 2007 increased the association (R2 = 55.6% p < 0.001) (30). Population density did not show any association with the non-polio AFP rate, although others have suggested that it is related to polio AFP (31). The international incidence of non-polio AFP is said to be 1 to 2/100,000 in the populations under 15 (32, 33). The benchmark of good surveillance is the ability to detect one case of AFP per 100,000 children even in the absence of polio (34).
“In 2011, an additional 47,500 children were newly paralysed in the year, over and above the standard 2/100,000 non-polio AFP that is generally accepted as the norm. (32-33). [Emphasis added.]
“It is sad that, even after meticulous surveillance, this large excess in the incidence of paralysis was not investigated as a possible signal, nor was any effort made to try and study the mechanism for this spurt in non-polio AFP. [Emphasis added.]
“These findings point to the need for a critical appraisal to find the factors contributing to the increase in non-polio AFP with increase in OPV doses – perhaps looking at the influence of strain shifts of entero-pathogens induced by the vaccine given practically once every month.
“From India’s perspective the exercise has been extremely costly both in terms of human suffering and in monetary terms. It is tempting to speculate what could have been achieved if the $2.5 billion spent on attempting to eradicate polio were spent on water and sanitation and routine immunization.”
CAIRO—Egypt will carry out a vaccination campaign for children in parts of Cairo after polio was recently found in the capital’s sewage, believed to have been brought to the country from Pakistan, a Health Ministry official said Thursday.
The discovery underlined concerns over the possibility of a spread of polio from Pakistan, one of only three countries in the world where it has not been eradicated. A wild poliovirus was found in samples taken from sewage in the impoverished Cairo districts of Ezbet el-Haggana and Dar el-Salam and it was determined to be related to a strain present in Pakistan, the World Health Organization said.
Egypt was declared polio-free after its last case in May 2004, and the Health Ministry’s head of preventative medicine Amr Qandil underlined that no new cases have been found in Egypt.
Qandil told The Associated Press that the ministry will start vaccinating children under 5 in those neighbourhoods on Feb. 3. The campaign will be broadened around Cairo in the first week of March.
The virus might have been transmitted from a Pakistani coming to Cairo, or an Egyptian who visited Pakistan and came back with the disease, Qandil said. He added that children coming from countries known to suffer from the virus are vaccinated as they enter Egypt.
The WHO, the U.N. children’s organization UNICEF and the Polio Monitoring Cell in Pakistan called the discovery in Egypt “critical and alarming” for the polio eradication program in Pakistan. It said children under 5 departing Pakistan will be given polio drops at airports.
The fact is that once a child is injected with a live virus vaccine (and let’s assume that this child is immune as a result of it) there are still other things to consider which most parents do not know about and most pediatricians fail to warn about – which is vaccine shedding!
Shedding is when the live virus that is injected via vaccine, moves through the human body and comes back out in the feces, droplets from the nose, or saliva from the mouth. Anyone who takes care of the child could potentially contract the disease for some time after that child has received certain live vaccines. This was a huge problem with the oral polio vaccine, and was one of the reasons why it was taken off the market in the US.
The OPV is still used in developing counties.
Secondary transmission happens fairly often with some of the live virus vaccines. Influenza, varicella, and Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) are the most common.
Izhar Shah, a senior police officer, said the incident took place on Tuesday in Gullu Dheri village located in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, where dozens of polio workers were going door to door to vaccinate children.
None of the polio workers escorted by the policeman were injured in the attack.
“The polio workers were terrified and immediately went back to their homes after the attack,” said Shah.
He added that, “The anti-polio drive in that village has been suspended.”
No group or individual has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.
On January 1, at least seven charity workers were killed by armed attackers in a drive-by shooting in the same region.
In December 2012, nearly 10 polio vaccination workers also lost their lives in separate attacks by gunmen across the country.
(AFP) – 6 days ago
LONDON — Microsoft founder Bill Gates said the battle to eradicate polio was one of the toughest the world has faced, but said it could be conquered by 2018.
Delivering the annual Richard Dimbleby lecture in London on Tuesday, Gates, the United States’ richest man, said ridding the world of polio would be “one of the great moral and practical achievements of our age”.
The 57-year-old businessman turned philanthropist, who is putting his resources into the fight, said that though polio was still endemic in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria, vaccination campaigns could eliminate it within six years.
“We are working to wipe the virus off the face of the earth, and we have almost succeeded: There are only three countries in the world where the virus is still being transmitted. Fewer than 250 children were paralysed last year,” he said.
“Stopping these last cases of polio in these last countries, however, is among the most difficult tasks the world has ever assigned itself.
“The fight to eradicate polio is a proving ground, a test. Its outcome will reveal what human beings are capable of, and suggest how ambitious we can be about our future.”
Polio — which afflicts mainly the under-fives causing death, paralysis and crippled limbs — travels easily across borders and is transmitted via the fecal matter of victims.
Though vaccines are relatively cheap and easy to deliver, said Gates, it is “stunning to me” that millions of children do not get them.
“The last mile is not only the hardest mile; it’s also much harder than I expected,” he said.
However, “I see strong commitment from leaders in all three endemic countries,” he added.
“Polio doesn’t kill as many people as AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, or rotavirus. It’s not even close. So why should the world focus on eradicating it?
“When polio is gone, we can use the same systems, technology, and people to deliver other lifesaving solutions, especially routine vaccinations for diseases like diarrhea, measles, and pneumonia,” he argued.
“The global polio community has a detailed plan for getting from here to eradication.
“This plan says that if the world supplies the necessary funds, political commitment, and resolve, we will certify the eradication of polio by 2018.
“If the world delivers, then we will eradicate polio within six years.
“We should see it as one of the great moral and practical achievements of our age.”
Gates’ predecessors in giving the lecture include former US president Bill Clinton and Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne.
Ethan A. Huff
Jan 23, 2013
Bill and Melinda Gates have been on a crusade for at least the past decade to vaccinate every single child on the planet. And one of their primary geographical targets has been the continent of Africa, where poor sanitations and lack of clean water have created conditions in which diseases like meningitis and malaria run rampant. But rather than try to meet these basic needs, the multi-billionaires and their many allies have instead thrust vaccines on indigenous populations as the solution, which has in turn sparked a wave of paralysis among Africa’s younger populations.
As covered by investigative journalist Christina England over at Vactruth.com, the small village of Gouro in northern Chad, for instance, recently fell victim to the dark side of this vaccine agenda after at least 50 youth in the area developed paralysis following vaccination with “MenAfriVac,” a new meningitis vaccine developed specifically for Africa. Touted as a preventive cure for meningitis, MenAfriVac reportedly caused each of the children, some of whom were as young as seven, to suffer hallucinations, convulsions, and ultimately paralysis.
According to a cousin of two of the vaccine-injured children, the horrific side effects of MenAfriVac began to appear within 24 hours of its administration. Many of the children affected by it immediately began to experience headaches and vomiting, which later progressed into “uncontrollable convulsions while bent over with saliva coming from their mouths.” But when parents and local authorities tried to call on higher-up government officials to take action and help the affected children, their petitions for relief were all but ignored.
Government of Chad attempts to bribe parents into silence
This same cousin, who is referred to by England as “Mr. M.,” added that when Chad’s Minister of Health and Minister of Social Security finally showed up to Gouro nearly a week after the series of paralyzations first took place, they decided to evacuate the 50 paralyzed children to a hospital more than 300 miles away, as there is only one available doctor in the entire region of Gouro.
But rather than try to get to the bottom of why MenAfriVac caused such a serious reaction in the first place, and immediately halt all further distribution of the vaccine until this could be determined, these same government officials actually tried to bribe suffering parents with money to keep quiet about it. According to Mr. M., these officials were more concerned with covering up the dangers of ManAfriVac than with protecting villagers from harm.
“[T]he government and the media have gone silent about the tragedy, while there are still facts requiring clarification,” stated Mr. M. in an email to England about the incident. At this point in time, virtually no media has picked up on this important story. “All this disturbs us and makes us fear the worst effects for the future. [I]t is very sad that (the) entire city is paralyzed.”
Gates Foundation, WHO lie about safety of MenAfriVac
Worse is the fact that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Health Organization (WHO), and The Meningitis Vaccine Project (MVP), all of which heavily promote MenAfriVac, have openly lied about the safety of the vaccine by repeatedly claiming it can be transported without refrigeration. The vaccine’s package insert clearly states that it must be stored refrigerated and protected from light.
“Why have major organizations spent $571 million on a vaccination project, when wells to provide access to clean drinking water have been constructed for less than $3,000 by the International Committee of the Red Cross?” asks England in a series of important questions regarding this disastrous situation. “Why has this vaccination program not been suspended, (and) what are these organizations going to do about the atrocity that has happened in Gouro?”
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In a recent interview with the London Telegraph, Bill Gates has now claimed that his Foundation’s massive push for vaccination is not just an exercise in philanthropy but that it is, in fact, “God’s work.”
Gates, who, according to the Telegraph, is worth an estimated $65 billion, is now dedicating his life to the “eradication of poliomyelitis,” or, at least he is dedicating himself to the vaccination program allegedly aimed at achieving these ends.
“My wife and I had a long dialogue about how we were going to take the wealth that we’re lucky enough to have and give it back in a way that’s most impactful to the world,” he says. “Both of us worked at Microsoft and saw that if you take innovation and smart people, the ability to measure what’s working, that you can pull together some pretty dramatic things.
“We’re focused on the help of the poorest in the world, which really drives you into vaccination. You can actually take a disease and get rid of it altogether, like we are doing with polio.”
Yet, eradicating polio through a massive vaccination program may be easier said than done writes Neil Tweedie of the Telegraph. “There is another, sinister obstacle: the propagation by Islamist groups of the belief that polio vaccination is a front for covert sterilisation and other western evils. Health workers in Pakistan have paid with their lives for involvement in the programme.”
To this question, Gates responded with seemingly atypical religious zeal, noted by Tweedie in the published article. “It’s not going to stop us succeeding,” says Gates. “It does force us to sit down with the Pakistan government to renew their commitments, see what they’re going to do in security and make changes to protect the women who are doing God’s work and getting out to these children and delivering the vaccine.”
Indeed, the religious tone of Gates during the course of the interview may seem confusing to Tweedie, but the nature of Gates’ work could very well be described as a religion. Thus, the fact that it finds itself in direct confrontation with another religion – the Islamist groups that Tweedie speaks of – is of no real consequence to Gates as his solution is to dutifully press forward.
Yet, before readers write off the vaccine resisters solely as Muslim fundamentalists, many of the individuals opposing vaccination have a very good reason to be skeptical. Especially those that believe Gates’ vaccine push is geared more toward sterilization and population reduction than about life extension and better health conditions.
After all, it was Bill Gates himself who stated as much publicly when he 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.”
Add this to Gates’ statement is the fact that, time and again, international vaccination programs have ended disastrously for third world nations. Case in point: the recent Meningitis vaccine program that resulted in the paralysis of at least 50 African childrenand a subsequent cover-up operation by the government of Chad. This large number of adverse events occurred in one small village alone, leaving many to wonder what the rates of side effects might be on an international scale.
Even more concerning is the fact that paralysis rates have flourished in countries where Gates’ polio vaccine, the one he is dedicating his life to, have been administered the most. Indeed, nowhere is this any more apparent than in India. As Aaron Dykes writes,
But the real story is that while polio has statistically disappeared from India, there has been a huge spike in cases of non-polio acute flaccid paralysis (NPAFP)– the very types of crippling problems it was hoped would disappear with polio but which have instead flourished from a new cause.
There were 47,500 cases of non-polio paralysis reported in 2011, the same year India was declared “polio-free,” according to Dr. Vashisht and Dr. Puliyel. Further, the available data shows that the incidents tracked back to areas were doses of the polio vaccine were frequently administered. The national rate of NPAFP in India is 25-35 times the international average.
In addition to this data, it appears that the polio vaccines are themselves the leading cause of polio paralysis in India. In relation to the flawed data reported by the Polio Global Eradication Initiative which attempts to minimize the numbers of both vaccine-induced cases of polio paralysis and polio in general, Sayer Ji remarks,
According to the Polio Global Eradication Initiative’s own statistics there were 42 cases of wild-type polio (WPV) reported in India in 2010, indicating that vaccine-induced cases of polio paralysis (100-180 annually) outnumber wild-type cases by a factor of 3-4. Even if we put aside the important question of whether or not the PGEI is accurately differentiating between wild and vaccine-associated polio cases in their statistics, we still must ask ourselves: should not the real-world effects of immunization, both good and bad, be included in PGEI’s measurement of success? For the dozens of Indian children who develop vaccine-induced paralysis every year, the PGEI’s recent declaration of India as nearing “polio free” status, is not only disingenuous, but could be considered an attempt to minimize their obvious liability in having transformed polio from a natural disease vector into a man-made (iatrogenic) one.
Gates’ polio vaccines have likewise been blamed for deaths and disabilities in neighboring Pakistan, with offices of the government in that country even recommending that the vaccines be suspended.
In India, doctors heavily criticized the program not only for the heavy cost to human health and quality of life but also the massive financial burden hoisted upon the state. This is because the program was only partially funded by the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations, which is itself partnered with the World Health Organization, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, World Bank, and United Nations.
The doctors criticized the GAVI-alliance by stating,
The Indian government finally had to fund this hugely expensive programme, which cost the country 100 times more than the value of the initial grant,” their report stated.
From India’s perspective the exercise has been an extremely costly both in terms of human suffering and in monetary terms. It is tempting to speculate what could have been achieved if the $2.5 billion spent on attempting to eradicate polio, were spent on water and sanitation and routine immunization.
. . . . . the polio eradication programme epitomizes nearly everything that is wrong with donor funded ‘disease specific’ vertical projects at the cost of investments in community-oriented primary health care (horizontal programmes) . . . . .
. . . . .This is a startling reminder of how initial funding and grants from abroad distort local priorities.
Indeed, as the doctors assert, one cannot vaccinate away disease like polio. Apart from the fact that there has never been a study conducted which proves a vaccine either safe or effective that was not connected to a drug company or a vaccine maker, the so-called cure, if it comes under the guise of a vaccine, may well be as bad if not worse than the disease itself.
Again, Sayer Ji writes,
Polio underscores the need for a change in the way we look at so-called “vaccine preventable” diseases as a whole. In most people with a healthy immune system, a poliovirus infection does not even generate symptoms. Only rarely does the infection produce minor symptoms, e.g. sore throat, fever, gastrointestinal disturbances, and influenza-like illness. In only 3% of infections does virus gain entry to the central nervous system, and then, in only 1-5 in 1000 cases does the infection progress to paralytic disease.
Due to the fact that polio spreads through the fecal-oral route (i.e. the virus is transmitted from the stool of an infected person to the mouth of another person through a contaminated object, e.g. utensil) focusing on hygiene, sanitation and proper nutrition (to support innate immunity) is a logical way to prevent transmission in the first place, as well as reducing morbidity associated with an infection when it does occur.
Instead, a large portion of the world’s vaccines are given to the Third World as “charity,” when the underlying conditions of economic impoverishment, poor nutrition, chemical exposures, and socio-political unrest are never addressed.
The fact is that the root cause of diseases like polio are not a lack of vaccination but poor sanitation standards, poverty, lower living standards, chemical pollution, and lack of proper nutrition. If money were spent correcting these ills, as opposed to providing ineffective (in their stated purposes) and dangerous vaccinations, then polio and many other such diseases could indeed be eradicated.
In the end, the answer is about raising living standards, reducing pollution, increasing knowledge and access to proper nutrition and clean drinking water – not chemical and virus-laden needles. Perhaps this method could be more accurately described as “God’s work.”
 Flu and Flu Vaccines: What’s Coming Through That Needle. Dr. Sherri Tenpenny.
Read other articles by Brandon Turbeville here.
Brandon Turbeville is an author out of Florence, South Carolina. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from Francis Marion University and is the author of three books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, and Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident.
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