|Posted on November 5, 2017 at 11:25 AM|
For nine years, from 1954 to 1963, almost every dose of polio vaccine produced in the world was contaminated with a cancer-causing simian virus. In one of the biggest blunders in medical history, nearly half the American population -- about 100 million people -- and millions more in Canada and Europe, were administered this widely contaminated vaccine.
After it was discovered in 1960, . . . there was panic within public health circles as scientists debated what to do, but almost no one outside of a small coterie of health officials and researchers knew what had happened. Determined not to alarm the public, federal health officials kept the news about the SV40 contamination of the polio vaccine under wraps. They refused to recall millions of contaminated doses that had already been released for use; and when one government researcher dared to speak out about the contamination, they punished her.
Scientists are now finding SV40 not just in tumors from adults but in the tumors of children . . . too young to have been exposed to contaminated vaccine back in the 1950s and 1960s. . . . The vast majority of baby boomers -- almost all of whom received polio vaccine in the late 1950s and early 10960s -- have potentially been exposed to the virus.
The Virus and the Vaccine, Debbie Bookchin and Jim Schumacher
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