During mid-April of 1955, about 400,000 people—mostly schoolchildren—in the U.S. were vaccinated with the Salk vaccine manufactured by Cutter Laboratories. It turns out that more than 200,000 of these children, living in five western and midwestern states (Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada and New Mexico), were injected with vaccines “in which the process of inactivating the live virus proved to be defective.” The Cutter-produced vaccines ended up causing 40,000 cases of polio. It severely paralyzed 200 children and killed 10.
Other interesting links on polio
Everyone here at THE BMC has known someone that has been on them, or someone that has been told to be on them. The general consensus here is before you follow your doctor’s advice, look into this for yourself!
Start with our links and go from there.. don’t forget to look at the manufacturer’s insert.