autism vaccinesFrom the desk of Jenny Thompson on Polio

You’ve read the stories. Maybe you’ve seen the terrible pictures.

American children were perfectly healthy one day, and paralyzed the next. Many were placed on ventilators to save their lives.

It’s been months since a mysterious virus struck more than 1,100 children across America — and many of the kids still aren’t better. They use crutches and walkers to stand. They’ve lost the use of their arms and hands.

Parents say they’re being kept in the dark. The CDC claims its hunting for answers.

But these children aren’t victims of some terrible new disease. They’re just the latest casualties of what might be the greatest cover-up in medical history.

It’s all in the name

The CDC declared the U.S. “polio free” in 1979. But the story that polio is gone, vanished by a wonder vaccine, is just that — a story.

Because polio — or at least what we all used to agree was polio — is still very much with us. And I’m not talking about in Third World countries, but right here in places like Colorado, Connecticut and New York.

Right now, there are well over 100 (the true number is unknown) paralyzed children in the U.S., struck down by what’s now being called EV-D68 or Enterovirus 68.

But Dr. Suzanne Humphries has another name for it — polio.

Humphries, a currently practicing medical doctor and author, says that EV-D68 as well as a host of other viruses and paralytic diseases, “would have been called polio in the 1950s and before.”

And why they’re not today is one of the most sinister vaccine secrets of all. One that health officials will never, ever admit to.

It’s been about 60 years since mainstream medicine and government scientists changed the definition of polio — all to make the vaccine appear more effective.

Before the vaccine came out, Dr. Humphries says, health-care workers were “vigilantly programmed” to always be on the lookout for polio. But after the polio vaccine trials were underway in the 1950s, what health care workers started looking for changed dramatically.

When someone exhibited symptoms of polio, the goal was to note who was vaccinated and who wasn’t. If you were vaccinated, doctors no longer would diagnose you with polio — because acknowledging you had polio would expose the shortcomings and limitations of the vaccine.

Instead of admitting patients had polio, doctors would stubbornly diagnose them with a mysterious non-polio virus — the exact same diagnosis many children are being given today.

That’s how we “eradicated” polio in America — by changing the definition of the disease to include only the viruses the vaccine was effective against.

“The face of polio may have changed,” writes Dr. Humphries in her book Dissolving Illusions, “but it was mostly due to the power of the pen…”

And there are plenty of conditions other than EV-D68 that would have previously been called polio. Transverse Myelitis, is one. It’s an inflammation of the spinal cord that can affect babies as young as five months old.

And it hasn’t exactly been eradicated. There are around 1,400 new cases of it each year that can cause permanent paralysis and can force children onto ventilators (the modern-day equivalent of the iron lung).

Dr. Humphries may be the latest to speak out against the great polio lie, but she wasn’t the first.

In 1962, Dr. Bernard Greenberg, the widely respected head of the biostatistics department at the University of North Carolina School of Public Health, testified before Congress that polio statistics were being muddled to “inappropriately” establish how effective the vaccine really was.

Dr. Greenberg said that by simply changing the “diagnostic criteria,” the cases of those paralyzed by polio were bound to drop, “whether or not any vaccine was used.”

The CDC claims it is still investigating the current EV-D68 outbreak, and that there are “a lot of different reasons” kids can become suddenly paralyzed.

But admitting the real reason is polio…that looks like something it will never do.

As Dr. Humphries says in her book, “By now it should be obvious that there was more to the ‘polio’ story than a crippling virus and a world that was saved by a vaccine.”