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Sabin Vaccine Institute

Posted in by polioforever on December 22, 2009

  Founding Chairman of the Sabin Vaccine Institute H. R. Shepherd – expert on aerosol medication; author of “Aerosols : Science and Technology”; founder of Aerosol Techniques Inc (renamed Armstrong Pharmaceuticals, acquired by Medeva PLC)–  had this to say on the receipt of a $100 million gift from the Gates Foundation :

 “Vaccines are the most powerful tool available to equalize the health of human beings in every corner of the world” he said. “Enlightened leaders understand the power of vaccines to help bring peace and opportunity to the most troubled places in our world. Vaccines are the microchip that will revolutionize healthcare”  http://www.sabin.org/files/SVR_No1_Vol2.pdf
January 29, 2010 [news] “Gates Foundation Pledges $10 Billion to Vaccine Research” http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/29/AR2010012903953.html  “DAVOS, SWITZERLAND — The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will donate $10 billion over the next decade to research vaccines and make them available to the world’s poorest countries, the Microsoft co-founder and his wife said Friday…’We must make this the decade of vaccines,’ Bill Gates said in a statement.”
February 2010
Bill Gates: “If we do a really great job; on new vaccines, healthcare, reproductive health services –we could lower [population] by 10 or 15 percent…

Sabin Vaccine Institute, founded in 1993 after the death of Albert Sabin, http://www.sabin.org



“The Sabin Vaccine Institute is a nonprofit educational and research foundation.  Its mission is to save lives by stimulating development of new vaccines and by increasing immunization rates.  It was founded in 1993 and named for Albert B. Sabin, developer of the oral polio vaccine that has been at the heart of the nearly-complete worldwide effort to eradicate paralytic polio.  The Institute’s headquarters is in New Canaan, Connecticut and it has an office in the Washington, DC area.  Additional information about the Institute is available at www.sabin.org. “


The Cancer Vaccine Consortium is an organization that rallies under the auspices of the SVI http://cancerresearch.org/programs/research/cancer-vaccine-consortium/leadership.html


“Thanks to dedicated support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and our other dedicated donors, we’re helping to end the suffering of billions of people by fighting infectious and neglected tropical diseases worldwide through our major research, development and advocacy programs”..President, Peter J. Hotez – GWU School of Medicine – “called ‘one of the world’s few hookworm experts’..who says ‘Hookworm is a particularly serious problem in rural China’…Hotez frequently visits remote areas of China”…

The Rockefellers’ 1909 “Sanitary Commission” was initially founded to eradicate Hookworm, first in the southern US and carried to an international scale in 1916. Hotez and SVI, funded by Gates, are the heirs apparent to Rockefellers original mission.


Board of Directors:

 Maj.Gen. Phillip K. Russell – grad of Johns Hopkins, MD from Univ. of Rochester [med school founded by Abraham Flexner; site of Manhattan Project biological experiments]; Director of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Reseach (WRAIR); Special Advisor to the International Children’s Vaccine Initiative (CVI); served the President’s (Clinton) Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments ; advisor to the B&M Gates Foundation


Board of Trustees


Polio Diplomacy

Posted in by polioforever on May 16, 2011



Polio Diplomacy describes the complex activities of building a modern global medical infrastructure in the twentieth century; activities that intensified in the 1930s as radiation-assisted genetic science expanded and then virtually exploded alongside the Atomic Bomb. The spread of polio is a means of tracking nuclear proliferation and as we shall see, especially during the Cold War, nuclear intentions.  The ‘year 2000’ redoubled effort to eradicate polio by vaccination has become a tyranny of the first order. More than any other aspect of the Polio Story, polio diplomacy reveals the depth of covert globalization and humanity’s present “genetic crisis”.
   Polio vaccinations should have been stopped. They were going to be in 2000. Most of world’s circulating disease-associated polioviruses are acknowleged to be vaccine-derived, but there never was a really “wild type” of natural poliovirus. The artifice begun in the first decade of the 20th century is now the artifice of the 21st. Polio, cancer, AIDS, vaccines, transgenics and “equalized” populations have ended the domain of the once free-living species known as ourselves.
“Vaccines as Instruments of Foreign Policy” — Peter J. Hotez, Sabin Vaccine Institute: “the notion that vaccines may function as agents of conflict resolution is one that has deep historical roots… The modern era of American vaccine diplomacy followed on the heels of the Marshall Plan… In the 1950s, when polio epidemics occurred every summer in North America, Europe, and the USSR, Albert Sabin began to work closely with Soviet virologists… It is not widely known that the attenuated polio strains developed in Sabin’s laboratory at the University of Cincinnati were transformed into a clinically useful oral vaccine with the help of Soviet virologists… What followed was a remarkable example of Cold War diplomacy, in which Soviet children were among the first to receive test doses of the oral polio vaccine… Like polio, the control..of smallpox was the product of Cold War vaccine diplomacy.” http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1084093/
   Beyond the nuclear issues, observation of polio vaccine field testing in the 1950s and 60s is revealing in its scope for occurring in places with independently-minded populations ; USSR, USA, Canada, Ireland, Finland, Cuba and central Africa. The vaccines were not only useful as a tool of State repression, endorsed by various governments against their own people, but significant of emerging globalized power and the targeting of natural resources in service to that power.  The objective of this webpage is to document the progress of vaccine diplomacy as a tool of the global superstate and describe these controlling forces in a geopolitical context.
   After decades of failed or impeded efforts to create a vaccine against polio, the imperative to mass-produce one in the United States took shape in 1951 with the opening of the Nevada Proving Grounds (NTS) for atomic weapons tests, which caused an immediate climate of radioactive fallout across North America. Contaminated snow samples in Ann Arbor Michigan, collected in January of ’51, were merely a harbinger of things to come. The military had extensive plans for the NTS to function as a ‘nuclear battlefield’ for ground troops, and contrary to PR surrounding polio as an ‘infantile’ disease, 80% of U.S. polio victims where between 15 and 40 years of age by the 1950s. Thermonuclear superbombs had just been approved for development in 1950 but the H-bombs would not be tested domestically until a polio vaccine was in hand.  In that year, 1955, the deliberate sabotage of the Geneva negotiations to prevent an arms agreement with the USSR met with its ultimate goal of cooperation in the campaign of “Atoms For Peace”.  Nuclear proliferation was assured.
Lewis Strauss, as the new Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, recalled that in October of 1953 “It seemed to me to make very little sense that we should withold from our allies information on the effects of radiation resulting from atomic explosions… We could give this information without compromising the secret characteristics of weapons. We had been able to measure these radiation effects with considerable success incident to our weapons tests. Familiarity with them would make our allies better able to protect themselves in the event that atomic weapons were used against them by the Communists. This was in the days before the intercontinental ballistic missile…. I told our British friends that, while the law forbade realization of their hopes for restoration of the partnership which existed before the [1946] McMahon Act, we were now prepared to consider including a new ‘area’ to the information we might exchange, to be defined as ‘the effects on human beings and their environment from the blast, heat and radiation… I believed in the importance of having allies and was happy to have taken part in ending the estrangement in technology…” [pp372-373, Men and Decisions]

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“Canada was the first country to mine uranium. The world’s first uranium mine was at Port Radium, NWT, on the shore of Great Bear Lake. Canada was also the first country to refine uranium on an industrial scale. Uranium for the World War II Atomic Bomb Project was processed in secrecy at Port Hope, Ontario.” http://www.ccnr.org/nuclear_primer.html; countering this claim of the Canadians is the history of the Union Miniere du Haut Katanga in the Belgian Congo.