by Brandon Turbeville
January 25, 2013
In a recent interview with the London
Bill Gates has now claimed that his Foundation’s
massive push for vaccination is not just an
exercise in philanthropy but that it is, in fact, “God’s work.”
Gates, who, according to the Telegraph, is worth an estimated $65
billion, is now dedicating his life to the “eradication of
poliomyelitis,” or, at least he is dedicating himself to the
vaccination program allegedly aimed at achieving these ends.
As reported by the Telegraph,
“My wife and I had a long dialogue
about how we were going to take the wealth that we’re lucky
enough to have and give it back in a way that’s most impactful
to the world,” he says.
“Both of us worked at
Microsoft and saw that if you take innovation and smart
people, the ability to measure what’s working, that you can pull
together some pretty dramatic things.
“We’re focused on the help of the
poorest in the world, which really drives you into vaccination.
You can actually take a disease and get rid of it altogether,
like we are doing with polio.”
Yet, eradicating polio through a massive
vaccination program may be easier said than done writes Neil Tweedie
of the Telegraph.
“There is another, sinister
obstacle: the propagation by Islamist groups of the belief that
polio vaccination is a front for covert sterilization and other
western evils. Health workers in Pakistan have paid with their
lives for involvement in the program.”
To this question, Gates responded with
seemingly atypical religious zeal, noted by Tweedie in the published
“It’s not going to stop us
succeeding,” says Gates.
“It does force us to sit down with
government to renew their commitments, see what they’re
going to do in security and make changes to protect the women
who are doing 'God’s work' and getting out to these children and
delivering the vaccine.”
Indeed, the religious tone of Gates
during the course of the interview may seem confusing to Tweedie,
but the nature of Gates’ work could very well be described as a
Thus, the fact that it finds itself in
direct confrontation with another religion - the Islamist groups
that Tweedie speaks of - is of no real consequence to Gates as his
solution is to dutifully press forward.
Yet, before readers write off the vaccine resisters solely as Muslim
fundamentalists, many of the individuals opposing vaccination have a
very good reason to be skeptical. Especially those that believe
Gates’ vaccine push is geared more toward sterilization and
population reduction than about life extension and better health
After all, it was Bill Gates himself who stated as much publicly
when he said,
“The world today has 6.8 billion
people... that's headed up to about 9 billion. Now if we do a
really great job on new vaccines,
health care, reproductive health services, we could lower
that by perhaps 10 or 15 percent.”
Add this to Gates’ statement is the
fact that, time and again, international vaccination programs
have ended disastrously for third world nations.
Case in point: the recent
Meningitis vaccine program that resulted
in the paralysis of at least
50 African children and a subsequent cover-up operation by
the government of Chad. This large number of adverse events
occurred in one small village alone, leaving many to wonder what
the rates of side effects might be on an international scale.
Even more concerning is the fact that paralysis rates have
flourished in countries where Gates’ polio vaccine, the one he
is dedicating his life to, have been administered the most.
Indeed, nowhere is this any more apparent than in India.
As Aaron Dykes of Infowars
But the real story is that while
polio has statistically disappeared from India, there has
been a huge spike in cases of non-polio acute flaccid
paralysis (NPAFP) - the very types of crippling problems it
was hoped would disappear with polio but which have instead
flourished from a new cause.
There were 47,500 cases
of non-polio paralysis reported in 2011,
the same year India was declared “polio-free,” according to
Dr. Vashisht and Dr. Puliyel.
Further, the available data
shows that the incidents tracked back to areas were doses of
the polio vaccine were frequently administered. The national
rate of NPAFP in India is 25-35 times the international
In addition to this data, it
appears that the polio vaccines are themselves the
leading cause of polio paralysis in India.
In relation to the flawed data
reported by the Polio Global Eradication Initiative which
attempts to minimize the numbers of both vaccine-induced
cases of polio paralysis and polio in general, Sayer Ji
According to the Polio
Global Eradication Initiative’s own statistics there
were 42 cases of wild-type polio (WPV) reported in India
in 2010, indicating that vaccine-induced cases of polio
paralysis (100-180 annually) outnumber wild-type cases
by a factor of 3-4.
Even if we put aside the
important question of whether or not the PGEI is
accurately differentiating between wild and
vaccine-associated polio cases in their statistics, we
still must ask ourselves: should not the real-world
effects of immunization, both good and bad, be included
in PGEI’s measurement of success?
For the dozens of Indian
children who develop vaccine-induced paralysis every
year, the PGEI’s recent declaration of India as nearing
“polio free” status, is not only disingenuous, but could
be considered an attempt to minimize their obvious
liability in having transformed polio from a natural
disease vector into a man-made (iatrogenic) one.
Gates’ polio vaccines have
likewise been blamed for
deaths and disabilities in neighboring Pakistan, with
offices of the government in that country even recommending
that the vaccines be suspended.
In India, doctors heavily criticized the program not only
for the heavy cost to human health and quality of life but
also the massive financial burden hoisted upon the state.
This is because the program was
only partially funded by the Global Alliance for Vaccines
and Immunizations (GAVI), which is itself partnered with the World
Health Organization, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the
Rockefeller Foundation, World Bank, and United Nations.
The doctors criticized the GAVI-alliance by stating,
The Indian government
finally had to fund this hugely expensive program, which
cost the country 100 times more than the value of the
initial grant,” their report stated.
From India’s perspective the exercise has been an
extremely costly both in terms of human suffering and in
monetary terms. It is tempting to speculate what could
have been achieved if the $2.5 billion spent on
attempting to eradicate polio, were spent on water and
sanitation and routine immunization.
...the polio eradication
program epitomizes nearly everything that is wrong with
donor funded ‘disease specific’ vertical projects at the
cost of investments in community-oriented primary health
care (horizontal programs)...
...This is a startling
reminder of how initial funding and grants from abroad
distort local priorities.
Indeed, as the doctors assert,
one cannot vaccinate away disease like polio.
Apart from the fact that there
has never been a study conducted which proves a vaccine
either safe or effective that was not connected to a drug
company or a vaccine maker, the so-called
cure, if it comes under the guise of a vaccine, may well be
as bad if not worse than the disease itself.
Again, Sayer Ji writes,
Polio underscores the need
for a change in the way we look at so-called "vaccine
preventable" diseases as a whole.
In most people with a
healthy immune system, a poliovirus infection does
not even generate symptoms. Only rarely does the
infection produce minor symptoms, e.g. sore throat,
fever, gastrointestinal disturbances, and influenza-like
illness. In only 3% of infections does virus gain entry
to the central nervous system, and then, in only 1-5 in
1000 cases does the infection progress to paralytic
Due to the fact that polio
spreads through the fecal-oral route (i.e. the virus is
transmitted from the stool of an infected person to the
mouth of another person through a contaminated object,
e.g. utensil) focusing on hygiene, sanitation and proper
nutrition (to support innate immunity) is a logical way
to prevent transmission in the first place, as well as
reducing morbidity associated with an infection when it
Instead, a large portion of
the world's vaccines are given to the Third World as
"charity," when the underlying conditions of economic
impoverishment, poor nutrition, chemical exposures, and
socio-political unrest are never addressed.
The fact is that the root cause
of diseases like polio are not a lack of vaccination but
poor sanitation standards, poverty, lower living standards,
chemical pollution, and lack of proper nutrition.
If money were spent correcting
these ills, as opposed to providing ineffective (in their
stated purposes) and dangerous vaccinations, then polio and
many other such diseases could indeed be eradicated.
In the end, the answer is about raising living standards,
reducing pollution, increasing knowledge and access to
proper nutrition and clean drinking water - not chemical and
Perhaps this method could be
more accurately described as "God's work."
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