(Natural News) UNICEF, the World Health Organization (WHO), and partner organizations have been hard at work administering the polio vaccine to over 355,000 young Syrian children. This urgent immunization program has been undertaken in response to an outbreak of “vaccine-derived polio” in parts of Syria wracked by violence. While these healthcare workers certainly demonstrate compassion and bravery, especially considering the environment they are being forced to work in, it defies logic that inflicting more vaccines on Syrian children is the best response to an outbreak that was caused by vaccines in the first place.
The Rotary Organization explains that the response to such outbreaks is to immediately launch “supplementary immunization activities and field investigations” in both the affected and neighboring countries.
Rotary has pledged $1.2 billion to the polio vaccination effort.
A UNICEF press release notes:
To vaccinate every child in need, UNICEF ran an outreach campaign and provided the vaccines and essential cold chain equipment. WHO has trained more than 1,000 field volunteers, transported the vaccines to the conflict-affected area, and funded the implementation of the campaign.
“As of 18 August 2017, 33 children under the age of five have been paralyzed,” said Elizabeth Hoff, the representative for WHO in Syria. “The detection of the circulating vaccine derived polio virus type 2 (cVDPV2) cases demonstrates that disease surveillance systems are functional in Syria. Our priority now is to achieve the highest possible polio immunization coverage to stop the circulation of virus.” [Emphasis added]
So, with 33 children already paralyzed as a result of the use of polio vaccines, the response of the international health community is to rush to vaccinate as many more children as possible? How is that logical? (Click to Site)