Martin Goldstein, D.V.M.
One of America's Most Celebrated Veterinarians
Author of The Nature of Animal Healing
The Dubious Legacy of Vaccines, Chapter 4
Polio Vaccine Problems
"Until the advent of the Salk vaccine in 1955, the only prescription for extreme cases of polio was years of physical therapy and bed rest. Yet even so, in the three decades preceding the vaccine, the death rate from polio declined in the United States by 47 percent and in England by 55 percent. When mass inoculations began in the U.S., accompanied by stirring stories in Life magazine on Salk as the great healer of the century, the incidences of polio increased sharply. In Massachusetts, to take an extreme example, there were 273 cases of polio in the year leading up to August 30, 1954, when the vaccine was introduced statewide. One year later, there were 2,027 cases.
The correlation in other states and in England, though more modest, was striking enough that doctors at the National Institute of Health in the 1950s declared the vaccine "worthless as a preventive and dangerous to take." They also refused to take it themselves or give it to their children.
Not until 1976 did Dr. Salk acknowledge publicly that his vaccine was likely the "principal if not sole cause" of all reported polio cases in the U.S., since 1961. More recently, the Centers for Disease Control admitted that 87 percent of all polio cases in the U.S. between 1973 and 1983 has been caused by the vaccine, with all cases between 1980 and 1989 attributable to it. By then, tens of thousands of people may have contracted polio needlessly, even as the drug companies that marketed the vaccine made windfall profits.
Today, polio has virtually been wiped out in the United States. But so has it from those European countries that voiced doubts about the vaccine in the 1950s and chose not to institute mandatory inoculations." It's a shocking perspective, but as one goes down the list of other vaccines - diptheria, measles, mumps, rubella - every last one's history bears out the same disturbing correlations. Low rates of vaccine effectiveness. Suspicious upticks in disease incidence after the vaccines' introduction."
Danger of Pertussis Vaccine
"Pertussis or whooping cough, was a widespread killer of infants in the nineteenth century, and a serious. though rarely life-threatening disease among adults. A vaccine was not developed for it until the mid1930s; over the previous three decades, however, the death rate from pertussis declined 79 percent in the United States and 82 percent in England. The disease continued to decline at the same rate after the vaccine was introduced; when outbreaks occurred, most victims turned out to have been vaccinated. The pertussis vaccine may be worse than ineffective, however. Researchers have shown that it produces encephalitis, or inflammation of the brain, in animal testing. In humans, encephalitis has been linked to seizures, retardation, and learning disabilities from dyslexia to autism. The first cases of autism in the U.S. appeared in the 1940s as the vaccine became available. Both here and in Europe, the rise in incidences of autism neatly matched the widening use of the pertussis vaccine."
Animal Vaccines Believed To Be Leading Killer of Dogs and Cats
"The links are invisible and so far, unproven. Even to suggest they exist is to be heaped with scorn from the U.S. medical establishment. Yet a growing number of holistic and now even conventional veterinarians are convinced, from sad experience, that vaccines as they are administered in this country to pets are doing more harm than good. I myself think that's a conservative view. I think that vaccines, justly credited as the tamers of disease epidemics, are nevertheless the leading killers of dogs and cats in America today."