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Elisabeth Hesse

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  • Elisabeth Hesse replied to a comment by Jeremy Kobler

    India’s Finally Polio-Free. Here’s Why it Matters. via magazine.good.is

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    Jeremy Kobler3 months ago

    Simply getting the bacteria/virus that vaccines are supposed to prevent to mutate is not eradicating them. Vaccines DO NOT work, there has never been any proof that they do work ever just an unproven theory. Yes your next response will be look at the numbers, well guess what the numbers were already falling drastically before there was ever a vaccine for the illness!! That is in all cases including Polio, the media spin machine and the amazing marketing of the drug companies has done a fantastic job of convincing the world that we all need these vaccines to survive, when in fact the vaccines themselves are as and usually more harmful than the very disease they are SUPPOSED to prevent. To add to your claim, the most common way that people get polio today is from the vaccine itself, especially the oral polio vaccine which isn't even used in the United States any longer because it causes POLIO!

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  • Elisabeth Hesse replied to a comment by Jeremy Kobler

    India’s Finally Polio-Free. Here’s Why it Matters. via magazine.good.is

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    Elisabeth Hesse3 months ago

    1) Nobody makes money from the polio vaccine. Definitely not the "billions of dollars" you speak of.
    2) Vaccine-associated polio paralysis (VAPP) is caused only by the oral polio vaccine (OPV). The reason why OPV is used in developing countries instead of the inactivated vaccine (IPV) that we use in the U.S. is that OPV doesn't require cold chain storage and transportation, thus allowing it to be given to children in the most remote parts of the world.
    3) VAPP is actually a very rare occurrence, if you look at the number of cases compared to the number of vaccines given each year. In addition, it is much more likely to be milder and self-limited than wildtype polio, and it is significantly less likely to cause disease when spread in the fecal to oral route, as wildtype polio does. Finally, I'm not positive, but I don't think there are any deaths attributable to VAPP, whereas there are many from wildtype polio.

    I hope we can eradicate this disease from the Earth by the goal of 2018. In order to do that, though, we need to ensure that everybody gets vaccinated, so we can stop transmission. Once it's gone for good, we'll no longer need to use any vaccines, but we're not there yet.

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