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Re: “Lewiston Tribune: Whooping Cough Break-Out in Idaho County

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Article from Time from 1954: "Medicine: Tonsils & Bulbar Polio"

Doctors are pretty well agreed that it is unwise to remove tonsils or adenoids while polio is rampant: within a month or two after such an operation, an invasion by the polio virus is more likely to result in the oftentimes fatal bulbar form of the disease. Last week the A.M.A. Journal called the attention of U.S. family doctors to growing evidence that polio victims who have lost tonsils, adenoids, or both, at any time in their lives, are more susceptible to bulbar and bulbo-spinal attacks. The Journal conceded that the case is not yet proved. (For one thing, doctors can only guess at a possible explanation—that the tonsils and adenoids are part of a defensive mechanism against the invading virus.) But, the editors concluded, the evidence is enough to make surgeons pause once again before they cut out tonsils, and ask: "Is this operation really necessary?"

http://content.time.com/time/magazine/arti…

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Posted by Patrick Thomas on 04/17/2015 at 5:05 PM

Re: “Lewiston Tribune: Whooping Cough Break-Out in Idaho County

1942 article from Time Magazine:

Five of the six children of an Akron family had their tonsils out one day last summer and within 48 hours all five came down with infantile paralysis. Three of them died. The sixth child did not contract paralysis. There had been no epidemic of the disease in Akron and none followed. A group of researchers from the University of Michigan, Western Reserve University and Akron's Children's Hospital investigated this puzzling case, published their findings last fortnight in the A.M.A. Journal. The researchers conclude that in the case of the five paralyzed children the tonsil operation was "the precipitating factor," warn doctors and parents that tonsil operations are dangerous during the poliomyelitis season (summer and fall). Probable connection between tonsillectomies and poliomyelitis: nerves injured by surgery are more susceptible to polio infection, so that the latent virus could travel readily from the injured throat nerves to the medulla oblongata, where the spinal cord enters the brain.

http://content.time.com/time/magazine/arti…

Posted by Patrick Thomas on 04/17/2015 at 5:04 PM

Re: “Lewiston Tribune: Whooping Cough Break-Out in Idaho County

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Polio Danger Noted In Tonsil Removal

New York Times, May, 13th, 1946

The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis warned parents yesterday to avoid, if possible, the removal of children’s tonsils before and during the hot summer months when poliomyelitis was most prevalent.

The foundation, with headquarters at 120 Broadway, cited results
of a recent study to support its contention that July, August and
September were unfavorable for such operations in relation to possible polio infection.

The study was made at the Medical School of the University of Utah under the sponsorship of the foundation’s Salt Lake County chapter. Infection among children during the 1943 polio epidemic in Utah in relation to prior tonsillectomies was analyzed.

Children between 3 and 16 years’ old were found to be 2.62 times more vulnerable to polio infection after a recent tonsillectomy than the general child population. The group was also discovered to be “sixteen times more vulnerable to a more severe type of polio infection than the average.”

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Posted by Patrick Thomas on 04/17/2015 at 5:00 PM

Re: “Lewiston Tribune: Whooping Cough Break-Out in Idaho County

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We always hear, "oh this generation is too young to remember how horrible polio was". But, likewise, this generation is too young to remember all the DDT trucks spraying everything and everybody. Also, most every kid used to have their tonsils yanked out, almost like getting their hair cut. Come to find out, tonsils were/are a pretty darn important part of our immune system. Furthermore, the exposed and damaged nerve area from the removal site allowed polio to enter the body much easier.

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Posted by Patrick Thomas on 04/17/2015 at 5:00 PM

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(Mainstream study documents vaccine causing mutation, spreading of whooping cough):

Acellular pertussis vaccination enhances B. parapertussis colonization

"....vaccination led to a 40-fold enhancement of B. parapertussis colonization in the lungs of mice.....these data suggest that the vaccine may be contributing to the observed rise in whooping cough incidence over the last decade by promoting B. parapertussis infection."

http://www.cidd.psu.edu/research/synopses/…

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Posted by Patrick Thomas on 04/17/2015 at 4:57 PM

Re: “Lewiston Tribune: Whooping Cough Break-Out in Idaho County

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(More CDC admissions that the vaccine is causing bacteria to mutate):

(Excerpt): Unnervingly, C.D.C. scientists speculate that the current vaccine may be helping to drive the bugs evolution. The fact that this happened so quickly, to the proportions we're seeing now, clearly suggests some selective pressures. Vaccine pressure is probably one of them, Lucia Pawloski, a whooping-cough expert at the C.D.C., told me. Think of mice that are hard for cats to see; they might proliferate if cats were introduced to their environment and started eating all the easy-to-see mice. Similarly, bugs that might be less visible to the immune system could spread in response to the vaccine.

http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/the…


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Posted by Patrick Thomas on 04/17/2015 at 4:56 PM

Re: “Lewiston Tribune: Whooping Cough Break-Out in Idaho County

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(Whooping cough vaccine is causing bacteria to mutate):

In the latest study, researchers analysed the genes coding for the proteins on the surface of the pertussis bacterium responsible for the UK outbreak. They found proteins being targeted by the vaccine were mutating at a faster rate than other surface proteins not included in the vaccine. Potentially it means the bacteria is changing quickly to get around immune system's defences put in place with immunisation.

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-30551093


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Posted by Patrick Thomas on 04/17/2015 at 4:55 PM

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