Bill Gates Polio Vaccine in India Story is Bullshit


[Editor’s note: So many people in the West appear utterly convinced that ‘evil billionaire’ Bill Gates caused nearly half a million Indian children to be crippled with his evil vaccine.
The fact that almost none of these Westerners appear to have thought to check what the Indians themselves have to say on the matter just shows the deeply ingrained intellectual arrogance imbued in much of the West.

India is far from the British subject it once was, it is a thriving rapidly developing vibrant nation that has a traditional of Ayurvedic Medicine dating back thousands of years,just look at how they have efficiently and successfully handled the Covid-19 pandemic, even in the poorest states such as Kerala.

Not everything in the modern world is a conspiracy, so if the Indians aren’t complaining about Bill Gates, then Westerners should damn well take notice. Ian]

Logical Indian
Fact Check: Were 496,000 Children In India Paralyzed Between 2000 & 2017 From “Bill Gates Polio Vaccine”?

The Logical Indian Fact check team investigates the claim that Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation had tested polio vaccine in India between 2000 & 2017 and had paralysed 496,000 children.

The Logical Indian Crew India | 24 May 2020 / Updated : 10 Days ago Writer : Aditi Chattopadhyay | Editor : Bharat Nayak | Creatives : Nandan M

Fact Check: Were 496,000 Children In India Paralyzed Between 2000 & 2017 From “Bill Gates Polio Vaccine”?

Image credit: Kate Shemirani/Facebook

Bill and Melinda Gates have been targeted by anti-vaxxers for long time for his work on vaccination. Bill and Melinda Gates foundation has donated funds to GAVI foundation, an organisation in forefront of making vaccination available to countries who can’t afford it for its population.

In light of this, posts were shared on social media platforms with the claim that their foundation had tested a polio vaccine in India that left at least 490,000 children paralyzed. “Bill Gates foundation tested a polio vax in India between 2000 & 2017 and paralysed 496,000 children,” reads one such post dated April 13, 2020.

The post was shared over 17,000 times. Similar posts which claimed that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was asked to leave India also circulated in April and May on Facebook here, here and here.

Claim: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation had tested polio vaccine in India between 2000 & 2017 and had paralysed 496,000 children.

Fact Check: The claim is misleading. According to a report by PolitiFact, the claim can be traced back to an Instagram post by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the nephew of former US president John F. Kennedy and a leader of the World Mercury Project on April 7.

World Mercury Project, a group headed by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and a California-based organization has been vocal against vaccines. Further, they are one of the biggest sources of anti-vaccine advertisements on Facebook.

“Indian doctors blame the Gates campaign for a devastating vaccine-strain polio epidemic that paralyzed 496,000 children between 2000 and 2017,” Kennedy wrote.

In an email correspondence with Politifact, the Gates Foundation has debunked the claims. According to a report by WHO, India was officially declared polio-free in 2014.

Further, no evidence could be found which proved that almost half a million Indian children were given polio or suffered from paralysis due to vaccine-derived polioviruses.

“Over the past 10 years, more than 10 billion doses of Oral poliovirus vaccines (OPV) have been administered to over 2.5 billion children worldwide, preventing more than 10 million polio cases during that period,” reads another report by WHO. However, the World Health Organization does mention that it is possible to contract polio from vaccines but it is extremely rare.

According to the agency 1 in 2.7 million oral doses results in vaccine-associated paralytic polio. Although there have been reports of contaminated vaccine even after the eradication of polio in India. The data from the WHO show that there were 17 cases of vaccine-derived poliovirus cases recorded in India between 2000 and 2017.

The data shows that cases were recorded in India only in 2009 and 2010, as seen in the screenshots below, in which cVDPV (circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus). Therefore it can be ascertained that the claims made in the viral posts are false.

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Ian Greenhalgh is a photographer and historian with a particular interest in military history and the real causes of conflicts.

His studies in history and background in the media industry have given him a keen insight into the use of mass media as a creator of conflict in the modern world.

His favored areas of study include state-sponsored terrorism, media manufactured reality and the role of intelligence services in manipulation of populations and the perception of events.
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  1. Gates has ‘no connection to big pharma’?? Then why is he in the vaccine business in the first place?? Bill Gates takes after his father who was on the board of Planned Parenthood abortionists!! Are you going to deny that too, Ian??

  2. This is from the World Health Organization: In 2017, the World Health Organization admitted that the global polio explosion is predominantly of the vaccine strain, meaning it is coming from Gates’ Vaccine Program. FACT CHECK IT.
    So, what happened in India? the BMGF was behind the polio vaccination program in India. 7 young girls died expectantly shortly after receiving the vaccine. This prompted a public outcry and subsequent investigation. It was ‘quickly’, and conveniently, established that the vaccines were not at fault. However, the investigation turned up that fraud was widespread within the parent/guardian authorization process. In several cases the same 3 persons signed as the parent on upwards of 7,000 authorization forms. A mathematical impossibility. Like Ian I have my own opinions concerning Bill Gates. But, are we talking about, opinions, or facts? Likes and dislikes?

  3. Is this article some kind of advertising?Bill Gates is suddenly a good guy giving away his hard earned money to humanity , and is in no way connected to big pharma and Monsanto, being smeared by that no good Kennedy?Who do you think we are!Check your facts again!

    • Padre

      Bill and Melinda Gates are vastly wealthy people who have no connections to big pharma or Monsanto who simply give their money away just like every single real fact you could examine if you chose to do that, which you haven’t, would tell you. Instead, you turned to the Zionist sewer for fake information and now act poorly. It is easy to tell the criminals from the good guys. One person is a mobbed up real estate cheat with a family of scum the other made billions selling a near useless computer operating system, married once, drives a cheat toyota, doesn’t have kids that kill unicorns…
      Get the picture?

  4. ….ok..great….now tell me what is going on with that Kenya story…you know, the one where tetanus was the big scare…but the vaccine was only rolled out to women and girls from age 14 to 49….Mossad?…..