Here’s what 1950s propaganda about Salk’s polio vaccine did and didn’t say – not much has changed
In the mid-1950s, a documentary was made to promote Salk’s polio vaccine. It shows the production of the vaccine, using the live polio virus, in a laboratory at Eli Lilly & Company.
The first polio vaccine was developed by Jonas Salk in 1954 and came into use in 1955. After it was tested in the “largest field trials in medical history,” newspaper headlines on 12 April 1955 declared: “Salk vaccine – safe, effective.” Sound familiar?
Salk’s polio vaccine was on the World Health Organisation’s List of Essential Medicines. In January 2022, Dictator General Tedros the Terrorist drew parallels to Salk’s vaccine efforts and efforts to develop a covid vaccine: “I’m encouraged by some of the [covid] vaccines currently going through trial where innovators have already committed to waiving patents and sharing licenses, technology and know-how. It reminds me of how Jonas Salk did not patent his polio vaccine and in doing so saved millions of children from the disease.”
Polio vaccines are the problem, not the solution. The polio vaccine is one of the four most dangerous vaccines ever developed. The other three are the covid-19, MMR and rotavirus vaccines.
In 1961, Simian virus 40 (“SV40”), an animal carcinogen, was discovered in the material used to grow polio vaccines. That same year, a federal law was passed in the USA that required that no vaccines contain this virus. However, this law did not require that SV40 contaminated vaccines be thrown away or that the contaminated seed material (that was used to make vaccines for the next four decades) be discarded. Earlier this year, SV40 was also found in Pfizer’s covid injection.
Below is a video made in the mid-1950s to promote the unsafe polio vaccine to the American public. For an official description that accompanies the video, read the text below the video on YouTube.
For information that should have accompanied or been included in the video but wasn’t, Sasha Latypova referred to a paper titled ‘Production of Formalinised Poliomyelitis Vaccine (Salk-Type) on a Semi-Industrial Scale’ which was published by the World Health Organisation in 1957 and then summarised the manufacturing process as follows: