· ME is a
provocation disease. That is, a range of co-factors - a virus, a viral and a
bacterial infection, stress, surgery, vaccination, inherited allergies, toxic
chemicals can make a person susceptible to the virus that appears to cause ME
(See Loria, RM, Coxsackieviruses: A General Update, Plenum, 1988).
· Vaccines are themselves an onslaught
on the immune system. After you are vaccinated
your immune system is otherwise engaged; and during this "window of
vulnerability" other infections (such as viral ones) can lead to ME, a latent
infection turns into acute attack or relapses from earlier infections can
occur. We know, for instance, that cell-mediated immunity - that is, your immune
system’s response in your cells – is depressed up to six weeks after measles
vaccine (ABPI Data Sheet Compendium 1994/5). According to Sir Graham S
Wilson, honorary lecturer at the Department of Bacteriology, London School of
Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, many different types of vaccine can precipitate
polio (GS Wilson, The Hazards of Immunization, 1967:265-80).
Vaccines, themselves can cause "provocation polio".
HY Wyatt was one of the first
to observe what medicine now widely accepts: that multiple' injections of
vaccines - or any other drugs - can lead to "provocation" polio (see WDDTY vol 5 no
10). Vaccines themselves do not give
the patients polio. But muscle damage caused by the needle can allow polio
vaccines to track up the nerves. This recently occurred in Russia, where
children are commonly given injections of antibiotics. This provoked polio
strains from vaccines to spread from the damaged muscle to the spinal cord,
causing paralytic polio.
The weakened live viruses
in vaccines can themselves mutate, causing new disease
in the population. One group of researchers found that one so-called wild
circulating enterovirus most closely resembled the polio vaccine virus. (Brit Med
Bull 1991;47:4:793-808). ME patients have also been found to be infected with
mutant or defective viruses (Jnl Gen Virol 1990; 71: 1399-402).
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