What You Didn’t Know About Polio

Polio patient in an iron lung (Shutterstock)

The Official Story

Here’s what we’ve been told. In the early 20th century, a mysterious new pathogen appeared among industrialized countries, paralyzing hundreds of thousands of children every year. The illness was named Polio. Soon after the introduction of vaccines in the 1950s and 1960s however, polio was brought under control and practically eliminated as a public health problem in these countries.

A History of Popular Poison

From the mid-19th century until the late 1920s, arsenic was found in a variety of products, including but not exclusive to, beauty products, shampoos, sex enhancers, acne medications, children's toys, baby carriages, fabrics, and popular wallpaper.

The Victorians were obsessed with wallpaper. At that time, a typical home covered in wallpaper, including ceilings was quite normal. The wallpaper of choice was that of large patterns and bold pigments. But the trendy populous had a price to pay — their toxic wallpaper was deadly.

Children across Europe were experiencing very rare illnesses. A prominent doctor named Thomas Orton nursed a family that ultimately and unknowingly killed all four of their children. He began to take detailed notes about their home and its contents. He found nothing wrong with the water supply or the home’s hygienic.

He soon noted that the Turner family’s bedrooms had green wallpaper.

“Among all classes, there is a very large amount of sickness and mortality attributable to chronic arsenical poisoning,” a Victorian medical expert said. “This may eventually prove to be the true cause of many of the mysterious diseases of the present day, which so continually baffle medical skill.”

Green wallpaper in particular had larger quantities of the poison arsenic. Arsenic affects individuals differently depending on age and level of protein in their diets. Because of this, some members of a household could be stricken with illness and others may not. People knew arsenic was poisonous but believed it had to be ingested to cause illness. Most didn’t yet understand that products with arsenic could release the toxin into the air. Small amounts of arsenic that were deadly to children and the elderly were easily metabolized by healthy adults, which is one of the reasons it took many people so long to accept that arsenic wallpaper was harmful.

DDT pesticides are invented

DDT (dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane) was synthesized in 1875, and its usage as a pesticide was discovered by a Swiss scientist in the late 1930s. DDT along with other pesticides such as lead arsenate was dumped regularly among industrialized regions of the US at the same time Polio grew rampant. What a coincidence.

DDT causes poliomyelitis

U.S. Army soldiers demonstrating DDT-spraying equipment. The World Health Organization claims the insecticide has prevented the death of 25 million people since World War II.

US Troops are fumigated

In 1951, American researcher Albert Sabin noticed that the US Military in the Philippines had an astonishingly high rate of Polio. Approximately 1 in 79 recruits. The native Philippine people considered Polio the white man's disease, as it didn’t seem to affect anyone else. Sabin also noticed similar coincidences in China and Japan. Every US Military recruits had to undergo a delousing with DDT. This required complete body fumigation. Villagers near the military bases however were not fumigated, nor were they affected by Polio. Although they were often intermixing with the soldiers, they never contracted the “killer virus.”

DDT Ad, by Science History Institute

The Advertising Mantra that took America by Storm, “DDT is Good For Me-e-e-e!”

The image above is a Time Magazine ad from 1947. DDT insecticidal properties weren’t discovered until 1939. After the war, DDT was made readily available for use as an agricultural insecticide and for common household products. Practically everything was sprayed with this new “miracle chemical.”

DDT was sprinkled in drawers, sprayed on window sills, children's lunch boxes, and directly on sandwiches. DDT was poured in water to rinse cloths, bedding, mattresses. It was painted on the walls of children’s rooms and added to wallpaper.

Children running behind DDT trucks at the beach, by PAN

Imagine a group of carefree nine and ten-year-old kids in the early 1960s, laughing and running through the streets of their neighborhoods and beaches on a summer evening, following along behind a big truck — a big truck spraying DDT pesticides.

Biologist, Rachel Louise Carson, Author of Silent Spring

Rachel Louise Carson was an American marine biologist, author, and conservationist whose influential book Silent Spring and other writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement.

Silent Spring took Carson four years to complete. It described in great detail how DDT entered the food chain and accumulated in the fatty tissues of animals, including humans, and caused cancer and genetic damage. A single application on a crop, she wrote, killed insects for weeks and months — not only the targeted insects but countless more — and remained toxic in the environment even after it was diluted by rainwater. Carson concluded that DDT and other pesticides had irrevocably harmed animals and had contaminated the world’s food supply.

First serialized in The New Yorker in June 1962, the book sounded the alarm, and readers across the US arose a hurricane backlash from the chemical industry.

Ethical health professionals silenced

In the mid 1900’s some doctors, like Ralph Scobey and Morton Biskind argued that pesticides were responsible for the “summer plague,” as it was called, for appearing when children were eating chemicals sprayed onto orchard fruit. But their efforts were overwhelmed by the race to blame a ‘virus’ (and make a vaccine). It is important to note that especially among health professionals working in the medical field, fear of losing one's career if ever challenging the status quo is a very real thing. Many simply don’t know the truth but for those who do, few people have the courage to speak out.

The eradication of Polio

Polio appeared in industrialized countries in the 19th century. Polio is linked to a degeneration of the spinal column nerves, from poisoning by several pesticides such as lead arsenate and DDT, which were in widespread use during outbreaks of Polio. However, Polio declined parallel to the decline of the usage of DDT.

How statistics were skewed, by GreenMedInfo

Skewed Statistics

In 1956 the AMA (The American Medical Association) instructed that all licensed medical physicians could no longer classify polio as polio, or their license to practice would be terminated. Any paralysis was now to be diagnosed as AFP (acute flaccid paralysis) MS, MD, Bell’s Palsy, ALS, cerebral palsy, (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), Guillian-Barre etc. This was orchestrated by design for the purpose of making the public believe polio was eradicated by the polio vaccine, but because the polio vaccine contained toxic ingredients directly linked to paralysis, polio cases (not identified as polio) were skyrocketing…but only in vaccinated areas.

Dr. Douglas Kerr from Johns Hopkins, who stated on pg. xv in the Forward to Donna Jackson Nakazawa’s book “The Autoimmune Epidemic”…

“Infants as young as five months old can get Transverse Myelitis, and some are left permanently paralyzed and dependent upon a ventilator to breathe… my colleagues at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and I hear about or treat hundreds of new cases every year.” — Dr. Douglas Kerr, Johns Hopkins, Donna Jackson Nakazawa’s book “The Autoimmune Epidemic”

In 1962, Dr Bernard G Greenberg testified before Congress that statistics had been used inappropriately to determine the effectiveness of the polio vaccine and that the vaccine actually increased the incidence of polio by 80%.

Doctor Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed the polio vaccine. Doctor Salk (who developed the Polio Vaccine “Salk Vaccine”) later admitted with a number of other scientists in 1977, that Polio skyrocketed after the vaccine was developed and used on citizens.

When the smoke has cleared and the evidence is presented, there’s not a lot of mystery left to solve. Polio is not a pathogenic infection. Like most established “plagues,” it was caused by mass poisoning that worked in the favor of many industries which made enormous profit via pharmaceuticals, vaccines, and other chemical-based products. Although the Polio story is a tragic one, it’s another crucial piece to the puzzle. The list of disease paradigm fraud is long. Turning away from the science fiction novel provided by our corrupt CDC, and understanding well-documented history and geography proves a far better asset in sorting this mess out.

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I am a futurist, spiritual experiencer, artist, disruptor and holistic entrepreneur. One of my greater passions is writing to help provoke thought.

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I am a futurist, spiritual experiencer, artist, disruptor and holistic entrepreneur. One of my greater passions is writing to help provoke thought.

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