The Polio Vaccine and ‘Acute Flaccid Paralysis’

There is a new childhood disease capturing attention in the U.S. It looks and acts just like the ‘acute flaccid paralysis’ of polio but the polio virus is missing so it’s named ‘nonpolio acute flaccid paralysis’ (NPAFP). The disease is nothing to be taken lightly. One-third of child victims are permanently paralyzed and roughly 10% die, twice the toll of polio.

The disease may seem unusual to Americans but it is well known, and well researched, in India where researchers have identified the polio vaccine as the responsible agent in nonpolio paralysis.

India had it’s last polio case in 2011 and the World Health Organization declared the country to be polio free in 2014. But eradication campaigns continue unabated to this day. Want to know why? India’s Ministry of Health explains:

India has maintained a high vigil and ensured that no complacency sets in order to maintain the polio-free status for the last more than 4 years. It has taken appropriate actions to ensure high population immunity …

In other words, despite the nonexistence of the disease, the polio vaccine remains a childhood staple, just in case. Because polio might show up suddenly from – where? The researchers in India found that the number of NPAFP cases was strongly related to the number of doses of polio vaccine a child received. Although no amount of vaccine is totally safe, the greater the total dosage, the higher the risk. In places where the administration of the polio vaccine declined, rates of NPAFP did also. India now records about 50,000 new cases a year and currently has an estimated 491,000 affected children.

Despite the well-researched documentation from India, when NPAFP showed up in the U.S. it was presented to the public as something new and never seen before. Which might seem a little disingenuous since we all have access to the same publications.

The disease started later and affected fewer, so far, in the U.S. probably because India uses an oral polio vaccine (OPV) with a live virus, and the US and most of the rest of the world use a killed, inactivated vaccine called ITV. The OPV form is now being phased out worldwide in favor of the ITV vaccine but, judging from the increasing number of childhood victims in the U.S., that apparently won’t solve the problem.

Nonpolio acute flaccid paralysis in the U.S. started appearing in medical publications in 2014. By 2018 the number of children with paralysis was causing increasing alarm. Given the published information available linking the polio vaccine with nonpolio paralysis, the cause of the problem has been identified. CDC, however, continues to insist on a multi dose polio vaccine for a nonexistent disease. When the evidence is ignored, what chance to we have to protect our children?

Here’s an idea: Parents should continue to take the lead and insist on a reasonable vaccine schedule. Stop vaccinating for nonexistent diseases. Consider eliminating vaccines altogether or make them voluntary since they are both dangerous and largely unnecessary.

Polio has not occurred among U.S. citizens since 1979. It was eradicated in the U.S. about the same time smallpox was eradicated world wide. Once a disease has ceased to exist, the only danger is from the vaccine itself. And ALL vaccines carry dangers.

The fact that there was no smallpox anywhere in the world did not stop the U.S. military from insisting that everyone going to Afghanistan in 2001 receive a smallpox vaccination. One of the results was the sudden death in Afghanistan of journalist David Blum who succumbed to a blood clot that the media blamed on the long plane ride. Opinion was different at the CDC where it was quietly whispered that the death was probably due to the smallpox vaccine and it’s well-known side effects.

It is unknown how many other Americans in Afghanistan were affected, like David Blum, by the consequences of a vaccine for a nonexistent illness.

Since no official statistics are available – by design – for vaccine injuries, it is unknown how many people have their lives diminished or ended by the unexamined, unresearched effects of vaccines.