“We know that the original Salk inactivated vaccines, polio vaccines, that were given to over a hundred million children, including me… I got several Salk polio shots, were contaminated were contaminated with Simian virus 40, because those vaccines used rhesus monkey kidney tissue cells to produce the vaccines. In 1960, an NIH scientist, Bernice Eddy, found that rhesus monkey kidney cells that were used to produce the inactivated Salk vaccine caused cancer when they were injected into hamsters.
Fast forward to the 1990s, researchers began to culture out SV40 DNA from the tumors, the cancerous tumors of children and adults suffering with bone, brain, and lung cancer. SV40 DNA. They made an association between the contaminated polio vaccines and the SV40 DNA that they’re culturing out. Independent labs across the world confirmed SV40 DNA in these cancers. Not only adults that got the vaccines, but children.
The government, the federal government, said, ‘No association. There’s no association between SV40 DNA in these tumors and the cancers.’ It continues to be an outstanding question about whether the people like me and others who got contaminated vaccines, contaminated with a Simian virus, a monkey virus, potentially passed down to their children the SV40 DNA that then caused brain, bone, and lung cancers in these children as well as in the adults who got them.
This is still an outstanding question. Nobody wants to talk about it. You won’t find anybody talking about it because the scientists in the 90s who tried to look into this and say something about it, were vilified. And these were scientists from very prestigious universities. Whenever doctors and scientists try to do the right thing when it comes to vaccine risk issues, they are punished. They are punished by the government, they lose government grants, they are vilified in the media.
It’s the same with a physician who steps forward and tries to be honest and recognize and have a conscience and say, ‘We need to do something different. We need to care about these children.’ Demonized, vilified, as if trying to drum these people out of society, because they were honest. This is not the way that science should be conducted. It’s not the way that we should be rewarding people who are trying to do the right thing.”
— Barbara Loe Fisher, co-founder and president of the National Vaccine Information Center