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Jan 24Liked by Brian Mowrey

Great article as always!

A couple of papers seem to suggest that polio myelitus epidemics increased because improvements to sanitation meant that infections were happening later in older children when there was less protection from maternal antibodies and so disease severity was greater:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/47555926_From_Emergence_to_Eradication_The_Epidemiology_of_Poliomyelitis_Deconstructed

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/11450825_The_Polio_Model_Does_it_apply_to_polio

Secondly I wonder if diseases like malaria give some cross protective immunity to other diseases, so reducing malaria through DDT use would indirectly affect these other diseases, though this would only apply to some rural areas:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Malaria_US_curves.gif

It looks like malaria infection can give some cross reactive protection to SARS-Cov2, maybe that would help explain why Africa was not disasterously affected by Covid?:

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-022-26709-7

BTW it looks like Pierry Kory also subscribes to the DDT hypothesis, so I guess great minds are not infallible:

https://pierrekorymedicalmusings.com/p/debate-was-covid-19-a-pandemic-caused

It seems like immunology is a vast universe poorly understood by mainstream science, and tinkering with vaccines, though strongly beneficial in some cases, is ignorant of more distant effects elsewhere...

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Hmm. I find it exceedingly difficult to see the patently obvious hocus-pocus at work in the manufacturing process for the polio vaccines in this 1950's propaganda video from the US govt and the Salk Institute and to then put any stock in the theory that they worked, regardless how one may wish to parse the definition of the word 'worked':

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vghbJh7105g

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Jan 22Liked by Brian Mowrey

Many people like my spouse, ran behind the DDT trucks and played in the mist. No ill effects occurred.

One can have polio with no symptoms, or just the symptoms of a cold type illness. So I'm assuming in these charts that these were paralytic cases

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What I learned during this pandemic is that vaccines are very complicated. Each has amazing history, like a detective story. Some work and some do not. All have shortcomings of various importance. Some are outright scams but some are NOT outright scams.

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Jan 22Liked by Brian Mowrey

Thank you so much!

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