Do vaccines cause cancer? Well Straight from the horses mouth, The CDC says it just may be so … but after 50 years they state more studies are needed (REALLY?).
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) posts on its own website the concern that as many as 30 million Americans could be at risk for cancer after receiving a Polio vaccination during the 1955 – 1963 time frame. This possibility exists because the vaccine in question was found to be contaminated with the SV40 virus. Most Americans received multiple doses of this vaccine that was administered to almost 100 million people.
It is stated that after the discovery (in 1960), any newly manufactured Polio vaccine was free of this virus (it took 3 years). No information is available as to exactly how much of the vaccine was tainted at the time, nor is there any information as to the controls put in place to insure all the tainted vaccine was effectively recalled.
Why did it take three years after the discovery of the contamination to reformulate the vaccine? Could the manufacturer suffering a huge loss be a factor? Was the existing stock utilized after the discovery? Was the infected vaccine supply destroyed, or sold off by the manufacturer to avoid a huge loss (this has happened before)?
With almost 100 million Americans (most receiving several doses) affected (and many Russians), the stated (CDC) 30 million possible infections seems understated or arbitrary at best.
Now consider that today maturing baby boomers, who would have been at the optimum age to have received Polio vaccinations during this time period are experiencing the highest cancer rate of all age groups with some studies showing cancer rates as high as 1 in 3 individuals, up from an estimated 1 in over 8,000 in the early 1900′s.
Remember, regardless if the CDC states the vaccines as the culprit for a portion of the massive increase in baby boomer cancer … you cant sue Big Pharma because the government granted them immunity!
Please read (between the lines) the included ‘CDC Cancer, Simian Virus 40 (SV40), and Polio Vaccine Fact Sheet’ but remember it is what is not said or provided that is most important …
Cancer, Simian Virus 40 (SV40), and Polio Vaccine Fact Sheet
SV40 is a virus found in some species of monkey.
SV40 was discovered in 1960. Soon afterward, the virus was found in polio vaccine.
More than 98 million Americans received one or more doses of polio vaccine from 1955 to 1963 when a proportion of vaccine was contaminated with SV40; it has been estimated that 10–30 million Americans could have received an SV40 contaminated dose of vaccine.
SV40 virus has been found in certain types of cancer in humans, but it has not been determined that SV40 causes these cancers.
The majority of scientific evidence suggests that SV40-contaminated vaccine did not cause cancer; however, some research results are conflicting and more studies are needed.
Polio vaccines being used today do not contain SV40. All of the current evidence indicates that polio vaccines have been free of SV40 since 1963.
In the 1950s, rhesus monkey kidney cells, which contain SV40 if the animal is infected, were used in preparing polio vaccines. Because SV40 was not discovered until 1960, no one was aware in the 1950s that polio vaccine could be contaminated.
SV40 was found in the injected form of the polio vaccine (IPV), not the kind given by mouth (OPV).
Not all doses of IPV were contaminated. It has been estimated that 10–30 million people actually received a vaccine that contained SV40.
Some evidence suggests that receipt of SV40-contaminated polio vaccine may increase risk of cancer. However, the majority of studies done in the U.S. and Europe which compare persons who received SV40-contaminated polio vaccine with those who did not have shown no causal relationship between receipt of SV40-contaminated polio vaccine and cancer.
For in-depth information about SV40, polio vaccine, and cancer, see our frequently asked questions.
National Immunization Hotline: English 1 (800) 232-2522 Spanish 1 (800) 232-0233age last modified: October 22, 2007
When reading the CDC data sheet the first thing that should pop into you mind is ‘nothing said is definitive’:
After ’50 years’ the connection between SV40 and cancer still needs further study. Yet on the video the Merck doctor clearly states the discovery of cancer agents in the formula and jokes about the USA will win the Olympics because the Russians will have cancer (field studies where being conducted using this vaccine in Russia at the time).
There is a 20 million individual spread in the possible recipient number (fiction) of the contaminated vaccine. Aren’t vaccines supposed to be highly regulated and tracked?
“All of the current evidence indicates that polio vaccines have been free of SV40 since 1963”, but the contamination was discovered in 1960.
Nothing in any of these statements lends confidence to an organization responsible for safeguarding the health and well-being of Americans, but it sure looks like they can tap-dance …