EVIL: Lil Nas X and MSCHF Release Shoe Dedicated to Satan with a Pentagram and Human Blood in it – In a Limited Edition of 666 Pairs

By Jim Hoft
Published March 27, 2021 at 8:24am

Update: Nike said they did not collaborate on the production of the Satanic shoes by Lil Nas. “We do not have a relationship with Little Nas X or MSCHF,” Nike said in a statement. “Nike did not design or release these shoes and we do not endorse them.” Nike is now suing MSCHF.

Pure evil.
Lil Nas X teams up with MSCHF to release  a new athletic Nike shoe (Air Max 97 custom) dedicated to Satan complete with a pentagram and a drop of human blood in each shoe.

The shoe also contains the numbers 666 and come in a limited edition of 666 pairs.

MSCHF and rapper Lil Nas collaborated for the creation.

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NTEB PROPHECY NEWS PODCAST: THE COVID VACCINES AND THE VACCINE PASSPORTS HAVE A STUNNING CONNECTION TO THE COMING ANTICHRIST AND 666

On this episode of the NTEB Prophecy News Podcast, we are digging deep to discover the incredible satanic connection that seems to be the common link with the COVID vaccines and the vaccination passports that are being hotly debated at the moment. This topic is so hot that even Tucker Carlson on Fox had his latest video warning about the vaccine deaths and dangers removed from YouTube. Or groups like LifeSite News having their profiles removed completely from Leftist social outlets like Twitter. Today we will bring you the gospel truth about the COVID vaccine and the vaccines passports, but fair warning, it may just be too much for some of you to handle. If you’re not a bible believer, I would advise you to not listen to this podcast, you won’t have the stomach for what you will hear. With that said…to the FIGHT!!!

If you’re not a bible believer, I would advise you to not listen to this podcast, you won’t have the stomach for what you will hear. With that said…to the FIGHT!!!

Well, here we go again with our ‘fear mongering clickbait’ as our detractors like to say in their scurrilous messages they send in on a regular basis, but guess what? The truth is so much more interesting than clickbait, and today we will present somethings to you that will blow your mind, whatever’s left of it by this point anyway. Habakkuk nailed it on the head when he warned that people living in the end times would see prophecy leaping off the pages, and yet, somehow not believe what they were seeing. Welcome to 2021.

“Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvellously: for I will work a work in your dayswhich ye will not believethough it be told you.” Habakkuk 1:5 (KJB)

On this episode of the NTEB Prophecy News Podcast, we are digging deep to discover the incredible satanic connection that seems to be the common link with the COVID vaccines and the vaccination passports that are being hotly debated at the moment. This topic is so hot that even Tucker Carlson on Fox had his latest video warning about the vaccine deaths and dangers removed from YouTube. Or groups like LifeSite News having their profiles removed completely from Leftist social outlets like Twitter. Today we will bring you the gospel truth about the COVID vaccine and the vaccines passports, but fair warning, it may just be too much for some of you to handle. If you’re not a bible believer, I would advise you to not listen to this podcast, you won’t have the stomach for what you will hear. This could be the podcast that finally gets us kicked off of social media, and with that said…to the FIGHT!!!

 

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From hives to swelling: Pfizer and Moderna coronavirus vaccines linked to 4 skin reactions

06/28/2021 / By Zoey Sky

According to a study, both Pfizer and Moderna coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines are linked to four different and painful skin reactions post-vaccination.

Pain and discomfort are “normal,” claim experts

The study was conducted by allergists at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and results revealed that at least two percent of 49,197 people who were vaccinated reported having painful skin reactions.

Despite the alarming side effects, some health experts claim that it’s normal to experience mild side effects after any vaccines. They also say that these adverse effects are worth it to prevent getting infected, no doubt at the insistence of Big Pharma who stands to gain the most from a public believing that vaccines will save them during the pandemic.

The study, which was published in the journal JAMA Dermatology, concluded that the reactions are “rare” and don’t often happen twice.

But are you willing to risk painful skin conditions and even worse side effects by taking these experimental vaccines?

Researchers discovered that rashes and itching in another spot other than the injection site were the most common reaction to the vaccines.

Hives were the next most reported reaction to the vaccines. Hives are a raised, itchy rash that appears on the skin. They can appear on one part of your body or be spread across large areas. The rash is often very itchy and ranges in size from a few millimeters to the width of a hand.

Other people who were vaccinated experienced swelling or angioedema, a condition that involves the swelling of areas of tissue under the skin. Angioedema can sometimes affect the face and throat.

The study examined adverse reactions to both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines that have the same messenger RNA process. Results showed that, overall, both vaccines seemed to produce a similar number of reactions in each cohort. (Related: More than 80% of children who received Pfizer’s covid injection suffered side effects.)

The average age of people reporting a skin reaction was 41 years, with the side effects being more common in females. A shocking 85 percent of women experienced painful side effects post-vaccination, with only 15 percent of men reporting the same adverse effects.

White-skinned people who were vaccinated reported issues more often, with 62 percent saying they experienced a painful skin reaction.

Data also showed that the reactions didn’t seem to happen again after receiving the second dose. About 83 percent of the group that experienced itchiness or rashes with the first dose did not report it after getting the second jab.

Dr. Kimberly G. Blumenthal, co-director of the Clinical Epidemiology Program at MGH, said that this is the first information that experts have on the risk of “recurrence of skin reactions” after the second dose when there is a reaction after the first dose.

Blumenthal added that the findings could provide critical reassurance to patients who experience “rashes, hives and swelling” after getting the first dose of their mRNA vaccines.

Dr. Lacey B. Robinson, lead author and an allergist and researcher at MGH, added that skin reactions shouldn’t be a reason to skip the second dose, particularly since not everyone experienced adverse effects after receiving the second dose.

Yet despite assuring people that it was safe to get vaccinated, Robinson said that if you experience the same severe side effects “within hours of vaccination” or at any time, you should consult an allergist or immunologist for “guidance on dose 2 vaccination.”

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Canada Store Bans Vaccinated Patrons Due To False Notion Of Viral Shedding Apr 24, 2021,05:30pm EDT

The Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, Canada is typically best known for its wineries, fruit orchards, and beautiful Okanagan Lake. But this week it’s making headlines based on a misguided misinterpretation of how the Covid-19 vaccines work. Steve Miller, owner of Sun City Silver and Gold Exchange, in the Okanagan city of Kelowna, spoke to Global News earlier this week: “We would rather not be exposed to people who have been vaccinated and who could shed the virus…Shedding is real, it’s a problem now and it is going to be a bigger problem as more and more people line up for these experimental vaccines.” There is also a sign banning mask-wearing inside the store. According to the city’s risk manager, the store is operating without a business license, and is promoting orders against those stated by local and regional public health officials.

Where does this notion of viral shedding after vaccination stem from, and is there any validity to this? As detailed in Victoria Forster’s recent Forbes piece, not only can’t you contract Covid-19 infection from the Covid-19 vaccine, you also cannot spread or shed virus from receiving the vaccine. This goes for any of the currently available Covid-19 vaccines, including those made by Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, and AstraZeneca.

Historically, and in some instances currently, some vaccines were made with either a reduced amount of live virus, such as smallpox, chickenpox, or measles, mumps rubella (MMR) or a small amount of inactivated/killed virus, such as hepatitis A, flu, or polio. Other vaccines, such as hepatitis B, human papillomavirus (HPV), and shingles (herpes zoster) use a tiny piece of a protein or sugar fragment from the pathogen. Still others are what’s know as toxoids, and are much shorter acting, as they provide only a miniscule amount of a toxin from the germ. Toxoid vaccines include diphtheria and tetanus, which last only five to ten years and require regular booster shots.

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BOMBSHELL: Gates Foundation, DARPA funding self-replicating, weaponized vaccine technology that began under Apartheid, to exterminate Blacks… and now it’s powering the covid vax

05/05/2021 / By Mike Adams

Bombshell story synopsis: Research on race-specific, self-replicating (self-spreading), weaponized vaccines was being conducted by doctors and scientists under the Apartheid regime in the 1990s, with the goal of causing self-spreading infertility and deaths among Blacks.

  • This same research continues today, predominantly in the United States, funded by DARPA and the Gates Foundation.
  • The technology, known as “self-replicating vaccines,” spreads through the population like a virus, causing the spread of infertility and death, all for the purpose of extermination and population reduction.
  • This same technology is now believed to be behind covid-19 vaccines, which are transmitting harmful spike proteins to the unvaccinated, causing widespread bleeding, bruising, blood clots and other harmful effects, even in the unvaccinated.
  • Proponents of self-replicating vaccine technology are self-avowed depopulation advocates who wish to exterminate most of the human beings living today.

In 2020, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists published a well-researched article documenting the history of self-spreading vaccines, warning about its implications for humanity. Such technology is prone to “unintended consequences” and cannot be undone, warns The Bulletin in this article entitled, “Scientists are working on vaccines that spread like a disease. What could possibly go wrong?

That article documents the horrifying history of our self-replicating, race-specific weaponized “vaccines” were under development by the Apartheid regime to exterminate Blacks and keep the White racist regime in power.

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CDC, FDA prepare mass distribution of a Merck/Sanofi six-in-one vaccine for kids, turning blind eye to safety signals

Since the mid-1980s, the number of childhood shots on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) vaccine schedule has more than quadrupled. When parents express reluctance about turning their little ones into perpetual pin cushions, drug makers and doctors have a ready answer — combination vaccines that “simplify” the schedule by decreasing the number of injections administered.

(Article republished from ChildrensHealthDefense.org)

This month marks the U.S. launch of the Merck/Sanofi joint-venture vaccine, Vaxelis, a six-in-one (hexavalent) combination vaccine that contains diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis (DTaP) components as well as components said to protect against polio, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and hepatitis B.

Public health officials optimistically believe that bundling all of these components into one shot will help close noncompliance loopholes and increase the likelihood that children will complete “all recommended vaccinations.”

Though Vaxelis is the nation’s first hexavalent injection, it joins other four- or five-in-one vaccines already on the CDC schedule. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Vaxelis in late 2018 — as a three-dose series for 2-, 4- and 6-month-old infants — but it is only now, two-and-a-half years later, that the shot is being readied for widespread distribution.

There are numerous warning signs that potent all-in-one vaccines are too much for immature immune systems to handle. Concerning safety signals have emerged not just for hexavalent but also pentavalent (five-in-one) vaccines.

In Europe, where infants have been given hexavalent vaccines for some years (including Vaxelis since 2016), the formulations have produced many troubling reports of sudden infant death.

Absurdly, none of the clinical studies assessing Vaxelis safety and efficacy conducted fair comparisons against an inert placebo. Instead, in the two U.S. clinical trials for Vaxelis, not only did investigators compare infants receiving Vaxelis to babies who received Sanofi’s five-in-one Pentacel — but babies in both groups also received rotavirus and pneumococcal vaccines at the same time!

In this context, the CDC’s sales pitch to the public — and its claims that side effects are “usually mild” — cannot be considered credible.

Here are some of the other facts missing from the CDC’s communications:

  • In the two U.S. trials six infants died (slide #27) in the Vaxelis group (some after receiving just one dose); one infant also died in the “control” group that received five-in-one vaccines.
  • All six Vaxelis recipients died within six weeks of vaccination. This timing matches other published accounts of infant deaths “clustering” following hexavalent vaccination.
  • The reported causes of death for the infants who received Vaxelis included asphyxia, sepsis, fluid in the brain and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). These outcomes correspond to the types of adverse events reported following hexavalent vaccination in Europe.
  • Package inserts for other vaccines on the CDC schedule list similar causes of death, suggesting these fatal Vaxelis outcomes are plausibly associated with vaccination.
  • In the clinical trials, the rate of fever was notably higher in Vaxelis recipients even when compared to children receiving five-in-one vaccines (47% vs. 34%).

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War in Afghanistan (2001–present)

The War in Afghanistan is an ongoing war following the United States invasion of Afghanistan[59] that began when the United States of America and its allies successfully drove the Taliban from power in order to deny Al-Qaeda a safe base of operations in Afghanistan.[60][61] After the initial objectives were completed, a coalition of over 40 countries (including all NATO members) formed a security mission in the country called International Security Assistance Force (ISAF, succeeded by the Resolute Support Mission (RS) in 2014), of which certain members were involved in military combat allied with Afghanistan’s government.[62] The war has afterward mostly consisted of Taliban insurgents[63] fighting against the Afghan Armed Forces and allied forces; the majority of ISAF/RS soldiers and personnel are American.[62] The war is code-named by the U.S. as Operation Enduring Freedom (2001–14) and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel (2015–present);[64][65] it is the longest war in U.S. history.

Following the September 11 attacks in 2001 on the U.S., which was carried out by the Al-Qaeda terrorist organization led by Osama bin Laden, who was living or hiding in Afghanistan and had already been wanted since the 1998 United States embassy bombings, President George W. Bush demanded that the Taliban, who were de facto ruling Afghanistan, hand over bin Laden.[66] The Taliban declined to extradite him unless they were provided clear evidence of his involvement in the attacks, which the U.S. refused to provide and dismissed as a delaying tactic.[67] On October 7, 2001, the United States, with the United Kingdom, launched Operation Enduring Freedom.[68] The two were later joined by other forces, including the Northern Alliance – the Afghan opposition which had been fighting the Taliban in the ongoing civil war since 1996.[69][70] By December 2001, the Taliban and their Al-Qaeda allies were mostly defeated in the country, and at the Bonn Conference, new Afghan interim authorities (mostly from the Northern Alliance) elected Hamid Karzai to head the Afghan Interim Administration. The United Nations Security Council established the ISAF to assist the new authority with securing Kabul, which after a 2002 loya jirga (grand assembly) became the Afghan Transitional Administration. A nationwide rebuilding effort was also made following the end of the totalitarian Taliban regime.[71][72][73] In the popular elections of 2004, Karzai was elected president of the country, now named the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.[74] NATO became involved in ISAF in August 2003, and later that year assumed leadership of it. At this stage, ISAF included troops from 43 countries with NATO members providing the majority of the force.[75]

Following defeat in the initial invasion, the Taliban was reorganized by its leader Mullah Omar, and launched an insurgency against the Afghan government and ISAF in 2003.[76][77] Insurgents from the Taliban and other groups waged asymmetric warfare with guerrilla raids and ambushes in the countryside, suicide attacks against urban targets, and turncoat killings against coalition forces. The Taliban exploited weaknesses in the Afghan government to reassert influence across rural areas of southern and eastern Afghanistan. From 2006 the Taliban made significant gains and showed an increased willingness to commit atrocities against civilians – ISAF responded by increasing troops for counter-insurgency operations to “clear and hold” villages.[78][79] Violence sharply escalated from 2007 to 2009.[80] Troop numbers began to surge in 2009 and continued to increase through 2011 when roughly 140,000 foreign troops operated under ISAF and U.S. command in Afghanistan.[81] Of these 100,000 were from the U.S.[82] On 1 May 2011, United States Navy SEALs killed Osama bin Laden in Abbotabad, Pakistan. NATO leaders in 2012 commenced an exit strategy for withdrawing their forces,[83] and later the United States announced that its major combat operations would end in December 2014, leaving a residual force in the country.[84] In October 2014, British forces handed over the last bases in Helmand to the Afghan military, officially ending their combat operations in the war.[85] On 28 December 2014, NATO formally ended ISAF combat operations in Afghanistan and officially transferred full security responsibility to the Afghan government. The NATO-led Operation Resolute Support was formed the same day as a successor to ISAF.[86][87]

At the beginning of Donald Trump‘s presidency in early 2017, there were fewer than 9,000 American troops in Afghanistan.[88] By early summer 2017, troop levels increased by about 50%.[89][90][91] On 29 February 2020, the United States and the Taliban signed a conditional peace deal in Doha, Qatar,[92] which required that U.S. troops withdraw from Afghanistan within 14 months so long as the Taliban cooperated with the terms of the agreement.[93]

According to the U.S. Defense Department, as of May 2021, 2,312 U.S troops have been killed and 20,666 have been wounded in action during the war.[94][95] However, an additional 130 U.S troops have been killed and 56 have been wounded in action during Operation Enduring Freedom, the first phase of the war, in locations outside of Afghanistan.[95]

According to the Costs of War project at Brown University, as of April 2021, the war has killed 171,000 to 174,000 people in Afghanistan; 47,245 Afghan civilians, 66,000 to 69,000 Afghan military and police and at least 51,000 opposition fighters. However, the death toll is possibly higher due to unaccounted deaths by “disease, loss of access to food, water, infrastructure, and/or other indirect consequences of the war.”[96] According to the U.N, since the 2001 Invasion, more than 5.7 million former refugees have returned to Afghanistan,[97] however, as of 2021, 2.7 million Afghans remain refugees or have fled, mostly in Pakistan and Iran, and another 4 million Afghans remain internally displaced persons within the country. Since 2001, Afghanistan has experienced improvements in health, education and women’s rights.[98][99]

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Shingles (Herpes Zoster) Transmission

People get shingles when the varicella zoster virus, which causes chickenpox, reactivates in their bodies after they have already had chickenpox.

Shingles is caused by varicella zoster virus (VZV), the same virus that causes chickenpox. After a person recovers from chickenpox, the virus stays dormant (inactive) in their body. The virus can reactivate later, causing shingles.

Most people who develop shingles have only one episode during their lifetime. However, you can have shingles more than once.

If you have shingles, direct contact with the fluid from your rash blisters can spread VZV to people who have never had chickenpox or never received the chickenpox vaccine. If they get infected, they will develop chickenpox, not shingles. They could then develop shingles later in life.

The risk of spreading VZV to others is low if you cover the shingles rash. People with shingles cannot spread the virus before their rash blisters appear or after the rash crusts.

People with chickenpox are more likely to spread VZV than people with shingles.

To prevent spreading VZV to others:

  • Cover the rash.
  • Avoid touching or scratching the rash.
  • Wash your hands often.
  • Avoid contact with the following people until your rash crusts:
    • pregnant women who have never had chickenpox or the chickenpox vaccine;
    • premature or low birth weight infants; and
    • people with weakened immune systems, such as people receiving immunosuppressive medications or undergoing chemotherapy, organ transplant recipients, and people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.

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Study Says Shingles May Be A Side Effect of The COVID-19 Vaccine

by: John LynchPosted: Apr 20, 2021 / 11:06 AM EDT Updated: Apr 20, 2021 / 03:17 PM EDT

Shingles (Disease), Herpes zoster, varicella-zoster virus. skin rash and blisters on body

(WTRF) – A new study shows herpes zoster infections, also known as shingles, may be a side effect of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The study in the Rheumatology Journal says scientists in Israel found six cases in a new study of patients with autoimmune inflammatory rheumatic diseases that developed the painful skin rash known as herpes zoster after receiving the Pfizer vaccine.

Emedicine describes herpes zoster as a viral infection that occurs with reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus, commonly known as chickenpox. It is usually a painful but self-limited skin rash.

Symptoms typically start with pain along the affected skin, which is followed in 2-3 days by a vesicular eruption, commonly known as a blister.

Out of 491 patients, six people or 1.2 percent experienced the infection, researchers said.

Five of them developed shingles after the first dose and the sixth got it after the second.

Dr. Victoria Furer, lead researcher on the study, said, “we cannot say the vaccine is the cause at this point,” and noted, “we can say it might be a trigger in some patients.”

“We should not scare people,” she told the Jerusalem Post. “The overall message is to get vaccinated. It is just important to be aware.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the virus that causes chickenpox lies dormant in the body after a person intially recovers from it. If the varicella-zoster virus reactivates later in life, that causes shingles. The CDC says most people who develop shingles have only one episode in their lifetime, but you can have it more than once.

While you cannot get shingles from someone who has an active case of shingles, you can get chickenpox from someone who has a shingles rash. It’s important to note, the risk of spreading it is low if you cover the rash properly and wash your hands often.

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to include the commonly used names of the herpes zoster and varicella-zoster viruses, and additional context on the origin of shingles.

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Mutant Strains Of Polio Vaccine Now Cause More Paralysis Than Wild Polio June 28, 2017 3:22 PM ET

Nurses give the oral polio vaccine to a Syrian child in a refugee camp in Turkey. The oral polio vaccine used throughout most of the developing world contains a form of the virus that has been weakened in the laboratory. But it’s still a live virus.
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For the first time, the number of children paralyzed by mutant strains of the polio vaccine are greater than the number of children paralyzed by polio itself.

So far in 2017, there have been only six cases of “wild” polio reported anywhere in the world. By “wild,” public health officials mean the disease caused by polio virus found naturally in the environment.

By contrast, there have been 21 cases of vaccine-derived polio this year. These cases look remarkably similar to regular polio. But laboratory tests show they’re caused by remnants of the oral polio vaccine that have gotten loose in the environment, mutated and regained their ability to paralyze unvaccinated children

“It’s actually an interesting conundrum. The very tool you are using for [polio] eradication is causing the problem,” says Raul Andino, a professor of microbiology at the University of California at San Francisco.

The oral polio vaccine used throughout most of the developing world contains a form of the virus that has been weakened in the laboratory. But it’s still a live virus. (This is a different vaccine than the injectable one used in the U.S. and most developed countries. The injectable vaccine is far more expensive and does not contain live forms of the virus.)

Andino studies how viruses mutate. In a study published in March, he and his colleagues found that the laboratory-weakened virus used in the oral polio vaccine can very rapidly regain its strength if it starts spreading on its own. After a child is vaccinated with live polio virus, the virus replicates inside the child’s intestine and eventually is excreted. In places with poor sanitation, fecal matter can enter the drinking water supply and the virus is able to start spreading from person to person.

“We discovered there’s only a few [mutations] that have to happen and they happen rather quickly in the first month or two post-vaccination,” Andino says. “As the virus starts circulating in the community, it acquires further mutations that make it basically indistinguishable from the wild-type virus. It’s polio in terms of virulence and in terms of how the virus spreads.”

In June, the World Health Organization reported 15 cases of children paralyzed in Syria by vaccine-derived forms of polio. These cases come on top of two other vaccine-derived polio cases earlier this year in Syria and four in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

“In Syria, there may be more cases coming up,” says Michel Zaffran, the director of polio eradication at the World Health Organization. He says lab work is still being done on about a dozen more cases of paralysis to confirm whether they’re polio or something else.

The cases in Syria are all in the east of the country near the border with Iraq.

It has become fairly common each year for there to be one or two small outbreaks of vaccine-derived polio. These outbreaks tend to happen in conflict zones where health care systems have collapsed.

“These outbreaks are occurring only in very rare cases and only in places where children are not immunized,” says Zaffran. The regular polio vaccine protects children from vaccine-derived strains of the virus just as it protects them from regular polio. Vaccine-derived outbreaks, he says, “occur where there are large pockets of unimmunized children, pockets sufficiently large to allow for the circulation of the virus.”

WHO is staging a massive response to the Syrian outbreak. WHO plans to work with local health officials and aid groups to vaccinate a quarter of a million children in early July. The goal is to reach every child younger than 5 in the area with two doses of two different types of polio vaccine, spaced one to two weeks apart. This would be a logistical challenge in most parts of the world, never mind in war-torn Syria.

“The access in these areas is a bit limited because of the presence of ISIS,” Zaffran says in what seems like an understatement. Eastern Syria is home right now to Syrians who’ve fled from Raqqa (the ISIS capital in Syria), other parts of the country and even Iraq. “Also there’s a risk that the fighting might actually move to this area.”

Zaffran is confident that the rogue vaccine-derived virus circulating in eastern Syria right now can be wiped out with a massive blast of more vaccine.

“We knew that we were going to have such outbreaks. We’ve had them in the past. We continue to have them now. We know how to find them, and we know how to interrupt them. We have the tools to do that,” Zaffran says. “So it’s hiccup … a very regrettable hiccup for the poor children that have been paralyzed, of course. But with regards to the whole initiative, you know it’s not something that is unexpected.”

WHO is attempting to phase out the use of live oral polio vaccine to eliminate the risk that the active virus in the vaccine could mutate into a form that can harm unvaccinated children.

But for now, the live vaccine continues to be the workhorse of the global polio eradication campaign for a couple of reasons. First it’s cheap, costing only about 10 cents a dose versus $3 a dose for the injectable, killed vaccine. Second, it can be given as drops into a child’s mouth, which makes it far easier to administer than the inactivated or “killed” vaccine, which has to be injected. Third, there simply isn’t enough killed vaccine on the market to vaccinate every child on the planet, and vaccine manufacturers don’t have the capacity to produce the quantities that would be needed if such a switch happened immediately.

And finally, the live vaccine stops transmission of the polio virus entirely in a community if sufficient numbers of people are vaccinated. The killed vaccine doesn’t fully block the virus from spreading because a person who is immunized can still carry and spread the polio virus. And this is an important difference between these two types of vaccines when the goal is to exterminate the polio virus.

“The fact is this [the live oral polio vaccine] is the only tool that we have that can eradicate the disease,” says Zaffran.

That eradication effort has been incredibly successful. In 1988, when the campaign began, there were 350,000 cases of polio around the world each year compared with the six so far this year.

Zaffran credits the oral polio vaccine with getting the world incredibly close to wiping out a terrible disease.

“Four regions of the world have totally eradicated the disease with the use of the oral polio vaccine,” he notes. “Of course we need to recognize that there have been a few cases of children paralyzed because of the vaccine virus, which is regrettable. But, you know, from a public health perspective, the benefits far outweigh the risk.”

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