Did Vaccines Really Eliminate Polio? COVID-19 Shots Linked to Guillain-Barré Syndrome – Common Side Effect of Vaccines that Resembles Polio
by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News
FiercePharma, the pharmaceutical’s trade publication, reported yesterday that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) was adding Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) as a side effect to the AstraZeneca COVID-19 shot.
This comes two months after the FDA issued a similar warning for GBS on the Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 shots.
Two months after the FDA flagged Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine for the rare nerve disorder Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) Europe’s drug regulator has done the same for AstraZeneca’s COVID shot.
The European Medicines Agency will now list GBS as a possible and “very rare” side effect of Vaxzevria, which is administered as a two-dose regimen.
GBS is a condition in which the immune system attacks nerves and can cause temporary paralysis and breathing problems. Along with the warning, the EMA recommends that AZ vaccine recipients should seek medical attention if they feel weakness and paralysis in the extremities. (Source.)
The paralysis is not always “temporary,” however, and based on years of statistics on vaccine injuries, especially for the flu shot, the evidence suggests that it is not that “rare” at all.
If you have not yet watched the 60 Minutes show on the 1976 Swine Flu scandal that Mike Wallace covered in 1979, it is worth your time to watch it.
1976 Swine Flu Scandal: The CDC’s History of Lying About Vaccine Dangers and Effectiveness
In this segment of 60 Minutes from 1979, Wallace interviews a woman who took the Swine Flu vaccine and suffered permanent damage with paralysis from GBS after getting the flu shot. She represented thousands of victims who suffered from this paralysis who were trying to sue the government for damages.
Once the National Vaccine Injury Compensation program was put into law by Ronald Reagan in 1986, the Department of Justice was required to issue a quarterly report on vaccine injuries and deaths that were settled in the Vaccine Court.
We started publishing these reports every quarter starting in 2013, and you can find a list of them here.
In all of these quarterly reports, the seasonal flu shot was the most compensated vaccine for injuries and death, and in most quarters GBS was the number 1 side effect.
Here is an example of one report we covered in 2014 that showed how many people were injured or killed by the flu shot with GBS being the main side effect (please note this article is 7 years old so some of the links are broken now):
Victims Crippled and Killed by the Flu Shot Compensated by U.S. Government
That same year, a nurse’s aide who was crippled with GBS due to the flu shot that she was mandated to receive as a condition of employment, sued the government and settled the case for $11.6 million. (Again, this article is 7 years old and the link to the original article no longer works. You can find it on Archive.org though.)
Nurse’s Aide Awarded $11.6 Million for Being Paralyzed by Mandatory Flu Vaccine
We actually had a reader contact us years ago who went into an emergency room with symptoms of GBS, and that reader told us that the first question the ER doctor asked her was: “Did you recently get a flu shot?”
This is further evidence that GBS is not so rare as the pharmaceutical companies and the CDC would like us to believe.
GBS is almost always diagnosed based on the symptoms, and it shares the same symptoms of several other illnesses, including Transverse Myelitis (another common vaccine side effect including COVID-19 shots), Acute Flaccid Myelitis, and Polio.
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, for example, was originally thought to be afflicted with Polio which gave him permanent paralysis and forced him into a wheel chair, but in recent times many people believe he actually had GBS. (One source here.)
So what about COVID-19 shots?
GBS is now acknowledged as a side effect for at least 2 of them, but since it shares symptoms that are almost identical to other labeled illnesses, how many injuries are we seeing with “Polio-like” symptoms?
If you search the VAERS database for adverse reactions to all the current COVID-19 shots, you won’t find much for “polio.” After all, we eliminated Polio through vaccination, right?
How about if we search for GBS, Transverse Myelitis, Acute Flaccid Myelitis? I ran those searches, and here are the results:
The search returned 1,158 cases, including 20 deaths, 304 permanent disabilities, 155 life threatening events, and 831 hospitalizations.
However, if we do a search just on all symptoms of “paralysis,” to catch all the possible disease names that might be associated with something that might be similar to GBS or Polio, we cast a much wider net with many more results:
This search, which does not include GBS, Transverse Myelitis, or Acute Flaccid Myelitis, returns another 5,145 cases, with another 52 deaths, 546 permanent disabilities, 1,472 ER visits, 1,142 hospitalizations, and 219 life threatening events. (Note: I did not include all different kind of paralysis in the graphic, but you can see them here.)
So after reviewing the data regarding GBS, and other disease names that exhibit similar symptoms to GBS, the question that begs to be answered is: Was Polio really eliminated by vaccines? Or did they just simply rename the symptoms to make it look like Polio was eradicated?
Because Polio is always referred to as the “Gold Standard” example of how vaccines eliminated one of the worst viruses of the 20th Century.
The person who has spent much of her career studying Polio and Polio vaccines and has presented some of the most comprehensive information based on facts and the medical literature, is Dr. Suzanne Humphries.
She presented her research, titled: “Smoke, Mirrors, and the ‘Disappearance’ of Polio,” in 2012 at the Association of Natural Health Conference. It is still on YouTube (we have it in this 2013 article), but the lighting is bad and it is over an hour long.
Brad Kaye edited it down to just 30 minutes and replaced most of the graphics on his YouTube channel, but because YouTube is now purging anything critical of vaccines from its platform, we have a copy on our Rumble and Bitchute channels as well.
There is one section in the longer version that I wish had been kept, and that is a major section on the wonders of breastfeeding, and how children who were breastfed as opposed to infant formula fed, did not get Polio. But you can watch that section here in the longer version, and if it is removed from YouTube just let us know, as we have a back-up copy we can publish if need be.
Oh, and when people who believe Polio was eliminated through vaccines tell you: “You don’t see any iron lungs around anymore, do you?” – you can tell them: “Yes, that’s true, because that was old technology. What has replaced iron lungs today are ventilators.”
Yes, the same ventilators that Congress and President Trump spent $BILLIONS on in 2020, many of which are still sitting in warehouses today unused. Yes, the same ventilators that hospitals today get huge financial kickbacks from the government every time they put a patient on it following “COVID-19 protocol”, and which few patients survive.
Those ventilators are what have replaced “iron lungs.”
This is a video you are absolutely going to love and learn much from if you have never seen it before.
It has all the ingredients to cook up a “virus” and full-blown “pandemic”: labeling a “virus,” huge controversies over being able to actually test for that virus and identify it, a huge outbreak near a laboratory that was apparently trying to weaponize the virus, silencing and discrediting doctors with opposing views, massive government spending on advertising to convince the public that this virus was going to wipe out humanity if people did not go out and get the vaccine they created for it, using celebrities to endorse it, and catastrophic injuries and deaths resulting from a rushed to market new experimental vaccine.
Sound familiar? The playbook doesn’t change much over the years.
See also this excellent article we published in 2013 by Dr. Viera Scheibner:
The REAL History Behind the Polio Vaccine
Also, here is a 2019 article we published where a corporate media source, NPR, finally came out and admitted that the oral Polio vaccine was a huge failure, and actually causes Polio rather than stopping it:
Big Pharma and Corporate Media Finally Admit the Oral Polio Vaccine is a Failure – Causes Polio Instead of Preventing It