Did Vaccines Eradicate Smallpox?
The popular vaccine narrative is a fairy tale featuring cows, milkmaids and a quack doctor. The development of the smallpox vaccine was based upon a fairy tale that milkmaids who suffered cowpox never got smallpox. The success of the vaccine is another fairy tale that is still being told by our mainstream media today – so this a fairy tale based upon another fairy tale. Cows feature very prominently in vaccine mythology because the word vaccine comes from the Latin word for cow – vacca. Literal, physical cows gave us the first vaccines and the medical profession protect their sacred cows and cash cows. The cow is sacred because the vaccine narrative must never be questioned. It is a cash cow because vaccines generates a lot of revenue for them. Quack doctors feature in this story because the vaccine experiments were conducted by someone had never passed a medical exam.
The Science Museum articulates the popular narrative on smallpox and vaccination:
Smallpox and vaccination are intimately connected. Edward Jenner developed the first vaccine to prevent smallpox infections, and this success led to the global eradication of smallpox and the development of many more life-saving vaccines.Science Museum, Smallpox and the Story of Vaccination. https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/objects-and-stories/medicine/smallpox-and-story-vaccination
It is correct to say that “Edward Jenner developed the first vaccine” but he was not successful in eradicating the smallpox infections. This is where the journey starts:
Did Vaccines Eradicate Smallpox?
Contrary to what pro-vaxxers claim, vaccination did not eradicate smallpox. I am going to cite sources from 100 years after Jenner’s time when they had sufficient time to review and examine the evidence.
The fourteenth clay of May, 1896, was observed at several places in Europe as the centenary of the introduction of vaccination among the resources of the healing art. The event thus commemorated was the performing of the first operation by Edward Jenner upon young lad named James Phipps with the result of successfully producing the characteristic vesicle of the vaccine disease.
The celebration, however, attracted but little attention; partly because those who credit the utility of the peculiar operation are indifferent to its early history, and partly because the modern notions respecting it are very widely different from those promulgated by Jenner himself. Besides, there is among profounder thinkers and observers growing conviction that vaccination, so far from being a benefit to mankind, is itself utterly useless as preventive, irrational and unscientific in theory, and actually the means of disseminating disease afresh where it is performed. Hence, while governments are stepping outside of their legitimate province to enforce the operation, the people who act from better information upon the subject, are steadily becoming adverse.1
So governments organised celebration was organised to celebrate 100 years of vaccination but the public were not interested. They were rightly informed that the vaccines were not “useless, irrational and unscientific in theory”. There are some parallels here with our own day when our governments are again attempting to coerce, pressure, manipulate or force their citizens to be vaccinated and the people are resisting. Dr. Wilder did not believe, and the public agreed, that vaccination was not a benefit to the human race but both unsafe and ineffective. He observed that it spread disease afresh wherever it was practised. We saw in part 1 how the smallpox virus spread the vaccinia virus and it is no wonder – if they inject a virus into someone then they will be infected with it. Injection leads to infection. In this section I am looking at whether the vaccines eradicated smallpox. To be upfront, the answer is no.
Dr. Walter Hawden wrote three years prior to Wilder. In 1896 he wrote:
Since the passing of the [Mandatory Vaccination] Act in 1853 we have had no less than three distinct epidemics. In 1857-9 we had more than 14,000 deaths from smallpox; in the 1863-5 epidemic the deaths had increased to 20,000; and in 1871-2 they totalled up to the tune of 44,800. It might be asked; Did not the population increase? Between the first and second epidemics the population did increase by 7 per cent., but the smallpox deaths increased by 41 per cent. Between the second and third epidemics the population went up by 9 per cent. and the small-pox by 120 per cent. Small-pox is an epidemic disease, and if cow-pox is to do anything as a preventive of small-pox it should prevent an epidemic. It is all very well to say what a splendid protection it is when there is no epidemic about, but the question is: How will it stand when small-pox comes?2
So mandatory smallpox vaccinations did not prevent smallpox outbreaks. Hawden anticipated that pro-vaxxers will object that this was caused by population increase so he refutes them in advane. Whilst the population increased by 7%, the increase of smallpox was over 4 times that amount and the gap widened on each outbreak. So with facts he destroys the pro-vaxxers attempted defence and argument.
Dr William Scott, writing in 1899, made enquiries and researched the question as to whether vaccination was effective.
When vaccination came to be more extensively practised, there were a large number of instances recorded both of mild and severe smallpox, even within the shortest periods of the operation.3
Since the commencement of registration, the facts laid before the reader show that smallpox has paid no heed to vaccination at all, one of the worst epidemics of the century taking place after seventeen years of compulsion; and quite recently, especially in London, as appears by the figures cited, we have a remarkable decline of smallpox coincident with diminishing vaccination. Neither does vaccination seem to have had any effect on the severity of the disease; the case mortality being as high in 1871-72, with a large percentage of the cases of smallpox vaccinated, as it was in the last century, before Jenner’s discovery. Hence up to the time of this epidemic the diminution of pock-marked faces, as far as any diminution had been observed, cannot have been due to any diminished severity of the disease, but must be attributed rather to a decline in the prevalence of smallpox itself. Since 1871-72, however, there has been a great decline in the severity of the disease, which has, doubtless, resulted from improved hygiene and altered methods of treatment. It may also be noted that since the last century, typhus which is spread in much the same manner, has shown a greater reduction than smallpox, and is now an almost extinct disease.4
Scott states that smallpox has “paid no heed to vaccination at all” and that vaccination, despite mandated by the government, has had any effect on the severity of the disease. In other words, case numbers were just as higher (if not higher) and the impact for the sufferers was not lessened. When it did eventually decrease, he rightly attributed this to hygiene and not to the vaccine. Scott cites several examples of this from a trusted medical periodical at the time:
In the Medical Observer (3) for November, 1809, the editor selected cases of failure from those formerly published and known to be authentic. Of 113 instances given, 16 died, or a case mortality of 14.2%. The details given in fourteen (4) of the fatal cases are as follows:
1. A child was vaccinated by Mr. Robinson, surgeon and apothecary, at Rotherham, towards the end of the year 1799. A month later it was inoculated with smallpox matter without effect, and a few months subsequently took confluent smallpox, and died.
2. A woman servant to Mr. Gamble, of Bungay, in Suffolk, had cowpox in the casual way from milking. Seven years afterwards she became nurse to the Yarmouth Hospital, where she caught smallpox, and died.
3 and 4. Elizabeth and John Nicholson, three years of age, were vaccinated at Battersea in the summer of 1804. Both contracted smallpox in May, 1805, and died. They were attended by Dr. Moseley and Mr. Roberts.
5. Mr. J. Adams, of Nine Elms, contracted casual cowpox, and afterwards died of confluent smallpox.
6. The child of Mr. Carrier, Crown Street, Soho, was vaccinated at the Institution in Golden Square, and had smallpox three months afterwards, and died.
7. Mary Finney’s child, aged 1 year, died of smallpox in July, 1805, five months after vaccination.
8. The child of Mr. Blake’s coachman, living at No. 5 Baker Street, died of smallpox after vaccination.
9. Mr. Colson’s grandson, at the “White Swan,” Whitecross Street, aged 2 years, was vaccinated by a surgeon at Bishopsgate Street, in September, 1803. He died of confluent smallpox in July, 1805.
10. Mr. Brailey’s child, aged 2 years and eight months, was vaccinated at the Smallpox Hospital, and forty weeks afterwards died of confluent smallpox.
11. Mr. Hoddinot’s child, No. 17 Charlotte Street, Rathbone Place, was vaccinated 1804, and the cicatrix remained. In 1805 it caught smallpox, and died.
12. C. Mazoyer’s child, No. 31 Grafton Street, Soho, Soho, was vaccinated at the Smallpox Hospital. Died of smallpox in October, 1805.
13. The child of Mr. R—died of smallpox in October, 1805. The patient had been vaccinated, and the parents were assured of its security. The vaccinator’s name was concealed.
14. The child of Mr. Hindsley at Mr. Adam’s office, Pedlar’s Acre, Lambeth, died of smallpox a year after vaccination.
These were just a few examples from a vast number demonstrating the smallpox vaccines to be ineffective. Other authors from the late 1800s tell us:
In regard to vaccination against smallpox, experience can be our guide, since we have a whole century’s history whereby to decide for or against its efficacy. We are faced by outstanding facts from among which we may quote an illustrative example provided by Professor Wallace in that eighteenth chapter of The Wonderful Century, which he tells us elsewhere is likely to gain in the future the verdict of being the most scientific of all his writings. In it he shows how free vaccination was provided for in 1840, the operation made compulsory in 1853, and in 1867 the Guardians were ordered to prosecute evaders, and so stringent were the regulations that few were the children who escaped vaccination. Thus the following table provides a striking illustration of the inefficacy of vaccination in regard to smallpox mortality. 5
I enclose a screenshot of the table for ease of reading and to preserve the formatting:
The first outbreak listed here was in 1857, four years after smallpox vaccination was mandated and governments tyrannically enforced this mandate (extortionate fines and imprisonment was upon those who refused). Given the ever increasing cases after this, no further comment is necessary to prove that the vaccines were not effective.
Many medical doctors were against vaccination. Dr. Robert A. Gunn wrote these words in 1882:
All fallacies classified as science must crumble before investigation. Such has been the fate of all pretentious theories of earlier medicine, and such is the predestined end of the delusive hypotheses upon which are based many of the medical dogmas of today.
Of these dogmas I believe the practice of vaccination to be the most absurd, and most pernicious. I do not believe that a single person has been protected from smallpox by it; while I know that many serious bodily evils and even deaths have resulted from its employment.6
Dr. Gunn did not mince his words. With medical experience, he regarded vaccination as “absurd” and “pernicious.” He believes that it protected not one individual from smallpox and it resulted in “evils” and deaths. Considering that they are injecting deadly poison into the bloodstream, it is no wonder. He also said that vaccination was a “pretentious theory” and indeed it was.
In a forward to a book, Eleanor McBean gives here view on the practice of vaccinations
During the Dark Ages, before the introduction of improved nutrition and sanitation, the world was intermittently visited with epidemics of smallpox. The cause was stubbornly ignored and the seeds for more disease were sown when vaccination was brought into popular use. This infusion of poison injected into the bloodstream of the masses only served to intensify the disease in some cases, suppress the symptoms in others and create new and more serious diseases in still others.
Vaccination, instead of being the promised blessing to the world, has proved to be a curse of such sweeping devastation that it has caused more death and disease than war, pestilence, and plague combined. There is no scourge (with the possible exception of atomic radiation) that is more destructive to our nation’s health than this monument of human deception—this slayer of the innocent—this crippler of body and brain—THE POISONED NEEDLE.7
Clearly Dr. McBean did not regard vaccination to be a blessing. She regarded it as a curse responsible for the death of the masses. She also rightly points out that “the cause was stubbornly ignored” and she is referring to the lack of sanitation. Jenner did not deal with the root of the problem and his cures did not work. So who was Edward Jenner and where did he get this ideas from? This will be the subject of Part 3.
1Alexander Wilder MD, The Fallacy of Vaccination, New York, The Metaphysical Publishing Company 1899, p8
2Hawden, The Case Against Vaccination 1896.
5Page 197: BECHAMP or PASTEUR?A Lost Chapter in the History of Biology By E. DOUGLAS HUME
6Robert A. Gunn MD, Vaccination: It’s Fallacies and Evils. Nickels Publishing Company New York 1882. Page 1.
7Eleanor McBean, PhD, ND. The Poisoned Needle: Suppressed Facts About Vaccination. 1957