Comparing COVID vaccines to the polio vaccine should lead us to look at the polio vaccine’s failures.

The COVID-19 vaccines have been compared to the polio vaccine several times. There are a lot of misunderstandings about the polio vaccine, though.

The story goes like this: We had high polio cases, lots of children becoming paralyzed and dying, and then Salk introduced his famous polio vaccine and we no longer have an issue with Polio. It’s almost mythological, how heroic and amazing the story sounds–let’s unpack it.

The truth is: polio vaccine trials began in 1935. The first vaccines were utter failures but it took 20 years to figure that out. Then in 1955, one of them caused the “Cutter Incident” which resulted in 40,000 cases of polio, paralyzations and death. The trials happened, and then the spike. Just like the current vaccines–in every single country….

I found this original graph on Our World Data and then edited a screenshot to show when the trials occurred. All of this information can be confirmed on the History of Vaccines. In between the first two trials and the third trial, there was quite a bit of laboratory work going on around the virus, which could have led to some extra human exposure to the virus. Between 1942 and 1943, cases started increasing, and then went up to it’s peak in 1952.

It is interesting to compare the timeline to the current Covid pandemic, though. In 1935, vaccine trials began on thousands of children in the United States. The virus was studied and they had a breakthrough in culturing it in 1949. Then boom, seventeen years after the initial trials and just three years after the breakthrough in culturing the virus, the United States saw a large spike in Polio cases.

Dr. Anthony Fauci and the NIH participated in again-of-function research in 2014, possibly earlier. A paper was released in 2015 titled A SARS-like cluster of circulating bat coronaviruses shows potential for human emergence. In 2016, the following paper was published: SARS-like WIV1-CoV poised for human emergence. Just four years after the release of the first paper, boom, a Coronavirus hit Wuhan, China, exactly where the research had been done.

Vaccine trials began all over the world in May through July 2020, and Covid cases began increasing at the same time. We saw our first major spike in the world just after both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines received their emergency use authorization. We saw another spike just two months after Johnson & Johnson’s emergency use approval. You can verify this information here and by looking at the graphs here. Note that this does not include all of the vaccine trials that happened worldwide, only some of the big players.

This graph is showing the daily cases of Covid-19 in the world.

Please notice how cases increased after vaccine trials began. Also notice August 2021–many people across the globe have had one or two of the vaccines, and we are at about 700,000 daily cases of Covid. Last summer, when trials were happening but the vaccines had not yet been approved for the whole of the population, the top number we hit was 294,000 cases per day.

While we have vaccinated half of America and a large percentage of the world, somehow, we managed to double our Covid cases, in the summer, when respiratory viruses are typically rare. Could it be because of the vaccines?

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Truth: Most of the Polio in the World Today is VACCINE-DERIVED

According to the World Health Organization:

Vaccine-associated paralytic polio (VAPP)

OPV is made with live attenuated (weakened) polioviruses that can result in a case of vaccine-associated paralytic polio (VAPP) in approximately 1 in 2.7 million doses of OPV.

VAPP is caused by a strain of poliovirus that has genetically changed in the intestine from the original attenuated vaccine strain contained in OPV.

It is associated with a single dose of OPV administered in a child or can occur in a close unvaccinated or non-immune contact of the vaccine recipient who is excreting the mutated virus.

Source: Vaccine-associated paralytic polio (VAPP) and vaccine-derived poliovirus (VDPV)

Article: More current polio cases have been caused by vaccines than the wild virus: WHO report

CDC: Update on Vaccine-Derived Poliovirus Outbreaks — Democratic Republic of the Congo and Horn of Africa, 2017–2018

WHO: Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 – Somalia

WHO: Circulating vaccine derived poliovirus – Papua New Guinea

WHO: Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 Nigeria

WHO: Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 – Sudan

A global update on circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) outbreaks and events is summarized below, as of February 2021.

In 2020, 959 human cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) and 411 cVDPV2-positive environmental samples were reported globally from 27 countries, of which 21 countries were from the African Region and six countries from reported from the regions of the Eastern Mediterranean, Europe and the Western Pacific. The number of cVDPV cases and environmental samples increased in 2020 compared to 2019 when 366 cVDPV2 cases and 173 cVDPV2-positive environmental samples were reported.

World Health Organization Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 Global update

The committee was very concerned that cVDPV2 continues to spread rapidly.  The number of cases in 2020 is 1009 (year to date), 254% higher than the total for 2019.  As in all the years following 2016 when OPV2 was withdrawn, the number of cVDPV2 cases globally has been greater than the number of WPV1 cases. The Global Polio Laboratory Network routinely analyzes and tracks vaccine derived polioviruses just as it does wild polioviruses, to assist the polio program identify the patterns of spread and thereby provide opportunities to limit or prevent the circulation.  In the most recent quarterly routine analysis (July to September 2020) there has been evidence of exportation of cVDPV2 from:

  • Pakistan to Afghanistan
  • Sudan to Egypt
  • Afghanistan to Iran
  • Côte D’Ivoire to Mali
  • Benin to Nigeria
  • Afghanistan to Pakistan
  • Chad to Sudan
  • Chad into Cameroon
  • Côte D’Ivoire and Togo to Burkina Faso
  • Somalia to Ethiopia
  • Burkina Faso to Mali
  • Angola to Republic of Congo
  • Chad and Sudan to Republic of South Sudan
  • Ethiopia to Somalia

WHO: Statement of the Twenty-Seventh Polio IHR Emergency Committee

Study: Vaccine-associated paralytic poliomyelitis: a review of the epidemiology and estimation of the global burden

Truth: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Still Provides Doses of Oral Polio Vaccine (OVP) to African Countries, Which is Known to Cause Vaccine Derived Polio

Gates Foundation: Polio


“The US Stopped Using the Oral Polio Vaccine in 2000”

(21 years later, The Gates Foundation Continues to Use it in Africa!)

“A vaccine-derived poliovirus (VDPV) is a strain of the weakened poliovirus that was initially included in oral polio vaccine (OPV) and that has changed over time and behaves more like the wild or naturally occurring virus. This means it can be spread more easily to people who are unvaccinated against polio and who come in contact with the stool or respiratory secretions, such as from a sneeze, of an infected person. These viruses may cause illness, including paralysis.

For this reason, the global eradication of polio requires stopping all OPV in routine immunization, as soon as possible after the eradication of wild poliovirus (WPV) transmission.  To protect against all three types of WPV, the United States exclusively has used IPV since 2000.”

CDC: Vaccine-derived Poliovirus

Yet, the Gates Foundation has a photo on their site with this caption: “Children receiving oral polio vaccine at an event inaugurating a polio vaccination campaign in Kano, Nigeria.”

And, under “Areas of Focus,” The Gates Foundation website states:

“The GPEI’s polio eradication strategy focuses on national and local campaigns in the highest-risk countries to provide all children with multiple doses of oral polio vaccine.”

Gates Foundation: Polio

And interestingly, vaccine derived polio has increased by 254% specifically in countries where the Gates Foundation focused their vaccine efforts.

Truth: Polio Cases in the US Happened During the Summer, When DDT Was Sprayed

Each of these large outbreaks came to an end because, like most viral diseases, the spread of the poliovirus in moderate climates like in the USA is seasonal and is mostly transmitted during the summer months. 

Source: Our World in Data: Polio

Truth: Vitamin C Works for Polio

Article: Vitamin C and Polio, The Forgotten Research of Claus W. Jungeblut, M.D.


So there was a cure all along and we didn’t need vaccines, but the government and media suppressed it? It looks like history is repeating itself.