The Polio Vaccine & Simian Virus 40 Contamination

April 1959: Bottles containing the polio vaccine.

Hi all, this article has been in my mind to write for about 10 years, ever since I came across a book called Dr. Mary’s Monkey by a chap called Edward Haslam from the United States. The book was about a Polio vaccine from the 1950s that was contaminated with SV40. 

I personally became interested in researching vaccines when two of my children got short term Epilepsy, and I became ill after having travel vaccines. This subject has intrigued and disturbed me since. In this article we will cover what you may think of as a little dark and deep, I just look at it as normal. 

Health Bunker will back up our article with mainstream facts, not our opinions. We will mention the names of Scientists whose own epidemiology studies warned there may be increased risks of cancer in humans such as brain tumors and Hodgkin’s lymphoma or serious Antibody Responses. 

So, where do we begin? It’s a touchy subject talking about vaccines, it has become a taboo subject, in fact, it is now dogma. To question means you are an anti-vaxxer or an odd one out.

Here is what we will discuss;

What is Polio?

Who developed the first ‘successful’ polio vaccine in the 1950s?

What does SV40 stand for?

Dr. Mary’s Monkey & Bernice Eddy Ph.D., the Simian Virus 40 and the  Polio Vaccine

I will apologize now if this offends anyone, that’s not my intention, nor is it my point of view or belief. I make informed decisions based on facts and evidence, not what I’m told to believe. As parents we only get 2 choices when it comes to vaccines in the UK, they are; whether we should vaccinate our kids because it will protect them, or not leaving our kids open to diseases.

But we make these decisions under pressure and fear and without the available facts.

DDT a Pesticide that Gives Polio-Like Symptoms

By the 1940 industrial farming techniques were being used to feed the world. In the USA they were using Pesticides to aid food production. There are numerous types of pesticides, one type are insecticides, they are used to kill bugs and insects that affect plant growth or infect livestock.

In the 1940s a product called DDT  was developed as the first synthetic insecticide. DDT was used to combat the spread of; malaria, typhus, and other insect-borne human infections both in the military and civilian populations. 

As I said above because of better sanitation and diets, most of the diseases that caused massive numbers of victims were dropping, some as much as 90% by 1940. Polio was one of them. DDT was advertised as ‘So good you could eat it’

DDT was sprayed by hand, by truck around towns and from planes. The problem was it started causing ‘Polio-Like Symptoms’. These symptoms were blamed on new Polio outbreaks. Please see our article about the pesticide industry here. DDT is now banned in most countries because of the serious health effects it causes.

Then Salk and Albert Sabin invented their vaccines and the rest, as they say, is history.

Diluting Polio

Prior to 1958, a number of paralytic diseases were simply crossed off. The following list represents a few of them that prior to 1958 had been categorized and documented as Polio;

  • Enteroviruses like, Coxsackie and ECHO
  • Undiagnosed Congenital Syphilis
  • Arsenic and DDT toxicity
  • Transverse Myelitis
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome 
  • Limb paralysis by intramuscular injections of many types, including vaccines
  • Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease
  • Lead Poisoning
  • Meningitis

These are a few, but by cutting out these diseases the number of polio cases dropped as well. Remember this is 1958, 3 years after the polio vaccine was introduced. They now had proof that the polio vaccine was having a massive effect, by cooking the books.

Let’s recap, DDT caused new outbreaks that caused polio-like symptoms, and the authorities altered figures to show a massive decrease in the disease after the polio vaccines were introduced.

The Daily Mail Story March 2018

The headline read (LINK); ‘Texas Children Sprayed With Dangerous Pesticide DDT’.

The story reported;

‘Shocking footage from the mid-1940s showing huge groups of people being sprayed with the pesticide DDT has re-emerged. The clips, taken from several newsreels from the time, show dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) being sprayed over people blissfully unaware of the danger they are in. The pesticide is sprayed into gardens, over swimmers at a pool and around diners eating around a dinner table.

An astonishing 1.34 billion tonnes of the chemical was sprayed across the United States in the years between 1946 and 1962’

Dr. Mary’s Monkey, Simian Virus 40, & the Polio Vaccine

I am not going to go into detail about the polio vaccine ingredients, I have previously mentioned in other articles (link here). My education started around 2009 when I read a book called ‘Dr. Mary’s Monkey’. It’s a book about the launch of the polio vaccine, and the aftermath.

I’m now going to cover Simian Virus 40 and human contamination along with the other 39 infections that were in the Polio vaccine. 

To make a vaccine, scientists need a suitable cell culture to grow the virus. In the case of the Salk and Sabin Polio Vaccines used between 1955 and 1963 and other modern vaccines still in use today. They chose to use ‘Monkey Kidney Cells’ from the African Green Monkey. Other cell cultures used are, Cocker Spaniel Kidney Cells, Aborted Fetal Cells, & Chicken Eggs.

Unfortunately, what they didn’t tell the millions of men, women, and children was that evidence suggests that SV40 from monkey kidney cells contaminated all of these vaccines. There were 39 other hidden monkey viruses lurking in the vaccines hence the name SV 40 (Simian Virus 40).

Whatsmore these hidden viruses were sexually transmitted and passed down to offspring. Some of these infections caused serious life-threatening cancers in hamsters, one of these is SV40.  

Over 100 million people were given this new life-saving Polio Vaccine, which was infected with 40 monkey viruses. Globally around 200 million were vaccinated.

But was there any warning that the role of SV40 from the vaccines could cause lethal cancers?

Why didn’t they just take out the viruses from the vaccines that were infected with SV40?

What is the aftermath of this mistake?

Bernice Eddy Ph.D. & Sarah Stewart

I doubt any of you have ever heard of Bernice Eddy or Sarah Stewart, I’m not surprised either. But if only the arrogant leaders in charge had listened to them both in the 50s and 60s we probably wouldn’t have the soft tissue cancer epidemic we see today.

Bernice Eddy actually predicted that there would be a cancer explosion because of her findings. She proved laboratory tests prior to the new Polio Vaccine introduction that by the 1980s we would be right in the middle of the epidemic that has literally wiped millions off the globe.

Sarah Stewart found that cancer-causing viruses could spread from animal to animal. Eddy and Stewart co-discovered the polyomavirus or as we now know it ‘Human PolyomaVirus’ (HPV).

These two ladies should have been given the highest awards, like the Nobel Peace Prize. They would have saved millions of lives. Bernice Eddy warned the US Government, The National Institute of Health, the Vaccine Manufacturers, and her peers. But no-one listened, in fact her findings were buried and she was sacked.

It’s difficult to accept that we are all infected with up to 40 monkey viruses, we have all been given vaccines as children and also these infections were passed down. Herpetic, respiratory viruses and other cancer-causing infections are decimating society. It is also hard to accept that we are still vaccinating our children with these viruses. 

Let’s Recap again; 

  • The vaccine was needed to stop Polio, even though through better sanitation, cleaner water, improved diets, and general living conditions. Polio and the other diseases that had blighted the populations were dropping by as much as 90% before the vaccines were developed.
  • Pesticide DDT was used from 1940 which caused polio-like conditions, right around the same time that a new polio outbreak started.
  • Salk launched vaccine was found to cause polio, so it was banned
  • The governments reduce the number of conditions that had been called polio, thus diluting the data.
  • Sabin launched his improved vaccine but was found to be contaminated with up to 40 cancer-causing monkey viruses, by Bernice Eddy.
  • She predicted cancer at epidemic levels by the end of the 80s.
  • Over 100 million people were vaccinated with contaminated polio vaccines
  • Sarah Stewart and Bernice Eddy found that these monkey viruses could be spread by an animal to animal or human to human.
  • Today Cancer kills about 10 million people a year globally, according to the World Health Organisation.

We are told that all medicines come with an element of risk, but the risk is worth the reward. Here is what the World Health Organisation says;

‘When the Global Polio Eradication Initiative was formed, polio paralysed more than 350 000 people a year. Since that time, polio case numbers have decreased by more than 99%. More than 16 million people have been saved from paralysis because of vaccination efforts against polio’.

Officially 5-10% died of polio, which would mean a maximum of 35,000 people a year have been saved by the polio vaccine. So the risk and reward are clear, right? But wait a minute, am I missing something, let’s do the maths; 10 million who die from cancer – 35,000 polio deaths = 9’965 million

So let’s get this straight, to save 350,000 people from getting polio and 35,000 from dying of polio, 9.965 million die from cancer.

So, was the risk worth the reward?

Books to read on this subject are;

Dr Mary’s Monkey,  Ed Haslam


Dr. Jayne Donegan
History of Vaccines

VK Project

Learn the Risks
National Cancer Institute
Wikipedia – SV40
National Geographic – institute of medicine
Health Feedback
Journals large t antigen
Our World in Data