A new analysis of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s symptoms suggests he might not have been stricken by polio but by Guillain-Barré syndrome.
In 1921, at the beginning of his political career, Roosevelt became feverish and developed paralysis, which started in his legs and moved up to his neck. Although he recovered partially, he remained permanently wheelchair-bound.
Immunological pediatrician Armond Goldman of the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston now says FDR’s symptoms are more concordant with Guillain-Barré syndrome, a bacterially induced autoimmune disease. For example, polio paralyzes limbs unevenly and doesn’t move up the body as happened with Roosevelt. The intense pain he felt when people touched his paralyzed legs isn’t commonly seen in poliomyelitis. What’s more, it would be highly unusual for polio to strike someone well into adulthood.
The Goldman team compiled all the details they could find of FDR’s case and scoured the literature to determine how common the symptoms were 80 years ago. They then calculated the likelihood that a 39-year-old man with each of Roosevelt’s eight symptoms would suffer from polio or Guillain-Barré. The latter emerged as the more likely cause of his paralysis, they report in the 1 November Journal of Medical Biography.
“The result is interesting both historically and neurologically,” says neurologist Deborah Green of the University of Hawaii School of Medicine in Manoa. FDR’s misdiagnosis–if such it was–may have changed the course of history, because his affliction gave great momentum to efforts to develop a polio vaccine. But Green notes that the only way to diagnose Guillain-Barre is by testing spinal cord fluid. Neurologist H. Royden Jones of Harvard Medical School in Boston adds that the researchers could be wrong in assuming that “Guillain-Barré is the same now as it was back then.”
The rapid spread of Zika virus through the Americas, together with the association of infection with microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome, have propelled this previously ignored virus into the limelight. What is this virus and where did it come from?
Zika virus was first identified in 1947 in a sentinel monkey that was being used to monitor for the presence of yellow fever virus in the Zika Forest of Uganda. At this time cell lines were not available for studying viruses, so serum from the febrile monkey was inoculated intracerebrally into mice. All the mice became sick, and the virus isolated from their brains was called Zika virus. The same virus was subsequently isolated from Aedes africanus mosquitoes in the Zika forest.
Serological studies done in the 1950s showed that humans carried antibodies against Zika virus, and the virus was isolated from humans in Nigeria in 1968.
FLU SHOTS. FLU SHOTS. 18% EFFECTIVE and linked to Guillain-Barre and alzheimer’s, among other things.
——– The founder of the CDC, Dr. Alexander Langmuir, later Emeritus Professor at Harvard, was adamant when he stated:
“I would not take the flu vaccine, my wife doesn’t take the flu vaccine, no one should take the flu vaccine. And in fact, when I was head of the CDC, I wanted to make that as a public statement, and I refused to say that you should take the flu vaccine.” One reason being the flu vaccine is especially problematic in being recommended or required annually, and some brands still contain Thimerosal. That’s why I’m now a professor at Harvard.”
“There is no evidence that any influenza vaccine thus far developed is effective in preventing or mitigating any attack of influenza. The producers of these vaccines know that they are worthless, but they go on selling them, anyway.”
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Dr. Diane Harper was a leading expert responsible for the Phase II and Phase III safety and effectiveness studies which secured the approval of the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines, Gardasil™ and Cervarix™. Dr. Harper also authored many of the published, scholarly papers about the vaccines. She is now the latest in a long string of experts who are pressing the red alert button on the devastating consequences and irrelevancy of these vaccines. Dr. Harper made her surprising confession at the 4th International Converence on Vaccination which took place in Reston, Virginia. Her speech, which was originally intended to promote the benefits of the vaccines, took a 180-degree turn when she chose instead to clean her conscience about the deadly vaccines so she “could sleep at night”. The following is an excerpt from a story by Sarah Cain: Continue reading Lead Developer Of HPV Vaccines Comes Clean, Warns Parents & Young Girls It’s All A Giant Deadly Scam