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Title: 1950s Propaganda Exposes How Polio Vaccine Was Made
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Published: Sep 28, 2023
Author: Staff
Post Date: 2023-09-28 14:26:02 by Horse
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During the 1950s, the inactivated polio vaccine created by Jonas Salk was made using rhesus monkeys that were infected with SV40, a monkey virus that was later linked to cancer in humans.

From 1955 to 1963, hundreds of millions of people worldwide — in North and South America, Canada, Europe, Asia and Africa — received the vaccines, which at the time were heralded as a medical breakthrough.

In the archived 1956 video below, you can see a propaganda piece from that era, showing just how the ill-fated vaccine was made.

“Few back then grasped that these vaccines might also be a huge, inadvertent, uncontrolled experiment in interspecies viral transmission,” a 2004 article in The Lancet noted.

Poster Comment:

SIV 40(Simian Immunodeficiency Virus 40) was the 40th Simian virus found in the polio vaccine. It caused a surge of lung disease even in people who never smoked.

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