…the early polio vaccines were one of the government’s most notorious screwups. The vaccines were contaminated with SV40, a polyoma virus infectious to humans, and millions of people were exposed via the contaminated vaccines.
In 1954, an effort was underway to produce large quantities of a vaccine to prevent polio, a disease commonly known as polio. Dr. Bernice Eddy was invited to direct testing of the Salk polio vaccine, which used injections of inactive polioviruses to immunize people against the disease. While testing the vaccine, Eddy found that it caused paralysis in some monkeys. These monkeys, she proved, had been infected by active forms of poliovirus, indicating that the vaccine was contaminated and would cause, rather than prevent, polio in those who received it. Her discovery prompted researchers to reformulate the vaccine before its official release. But Eddy’s discovery proved an embarrassment to many scientists working on the vaccine, and instead of being rewarded for her work, she was banned from polio research and assigned to other duties.
Walter Kyle: “… For the manufacturers to get up here and assert that there is no viable microbial agent in the vaccines belies the evidence that the NIH and the Bureau of Biologics has as to what was present over the years, into the 1970s, into the 1980s. After the 1980s they started cleaning up the monkeys because a big problem arose with AIDS. But, in spite of the retro-viruses which they actually discovered in the mid-1970s, they still permitted their release.”
Even more disgracefully, the whistleblower about this problem, Dr. Bernice Eddy, was punished for speaking out. “It had been known for years that monkeys harbor latent viruses. It was Eddy’s original intention to test each of the known viruses for oncogenicity, but by 1959 there were more known simian viruses than she had space or time to test. Instead, she obtained control monkey kidney cell cultures that had been used for testing poliovirus vaccines. .. The .. fluid … was injected into newborn hamsters. Though normal in appearance for 118 days, the hamsters began to show evidence of tumor formation thereafter. Eddy’s supervisor showed little interest in her report.
“In the autumn of 1960 Eddy was invited to address the New York Cancer Society on induction of tumors in hamsters. Granted official permission to speak, Eddy addressed the society on tumors induced by the polyoma virus and also described tumors induced by the presumed viral agent in monkey kidney cells. Her supervisor angrily reprimanded her for mentioning the discovery publicly and ordered her henceforth to submit for approval anything she was going to say before any outside group. Eddy argued for publication of her work because of the implications, but her work on this virus was not published for another two years. As it turned out the virus was known but its oncogenic potential was not recognized. It had been referred to simply as vacuolating virus. It was the fortieth simian virus in Hull’s list of simian viruses, thus it became known as simian virus 40, or SV40.
In the spring of 1961 all became clear. One of Eddy’s co-workers published the news that indeed live SV 40 was present in the polio vaccine. . . . Finally, in July 1961, Eddy herself established that the cancer-causing agent in hamsters was SV 40. . . On July 26, 1961, the New York Times reported that Merck and Parke-Davis . . . were withdrawing their Salk vaccines. . . . Nothing was said about cancer. The story ran next to an account about overdue library fines on page 33.”
Two drug companies, Merck and Parke-Davis, recalled their polio vaccine, but NIH officials refused to recall the rest of the supply because they feared the public would reject vaccines if they learned that millions of Americans had been infected with a cancer-producing virus. As a result, millions of unsuspecting Americans received contaminated vaccine shots between 1961 and 1963. The Public Health Service has concealed that “secret” for 40 years.
Ninety-eight million Americans received shots containing the cancer-producing virus. SV 40 was identified in 23% of the blood specimens and 45% of the sperm specimens collected from healthy adults in 1996. Six per cent of the children born between 1980 and 1995 are infected. Millions of people were given the vaccine after public health officials knew it was infected. They contaminated humanity with a monkey virus, and refused to admit what they’d done.
SV 40 is found in tumors. SV 40 is used in research laboratories throughout the world because it produces a wide variety of cancers in animals; it produces both mesotheliomas and brain tumors in hamsters. Prior to 1950, mesotheliomas were very rare in humans. Today almost 3000 Americans are diagnosed with mesotheliomas every year; 60% of the tumors that were tested contained SV 40. The incidence of brain tumors is increasing. SV 40 has been found in between 33% and 90% of the tested specimens. Eight of eight ependymomas, and nearly half of the bone tumors tested, contained SV 40.
What happened to the scientist who discovered SV 40? “Eventually Bernice Eddy lost her labs. In successive measures she was denied permission to attend scholarly conferences, her papers were held up, and finally she was removed from vaccine research altogether. Her treatment became a scandal with the scientific community. . . .”
Can we trust the NIH and the CDC? Will you allow them to forcibly vaccinate you and members of your family during a “public health emergency”? I won’t, and neither should you.
Excerpted from an article by Stanley Monteith, M.D.