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Re: Newsom survives recall

Posted by Stephen Bauman on Thu Sep 16 10:10:53 2021, in response to Re: Newsom survives recall, posted by Jeff Rosen on Thu Sep 16 09:51:54 2021.

I'm pretty sure Jim was talking about a NON-defective vaccine.

If you will read further down the article I cited, you will find the following passage:

The Cutter incident led to the replacement of Salk's formaldehyde-treated vaccine with Sabin's attenuated strain. Though Sabin's vaccine had the advantages of being administered orally and of fostering wider `contact immunity', it could also be re-activated by passage through the gut, resulting in occasional cases of polio (still causing paralysis in six to eight children every year in the 1980s and 1990s, when a modified Salk vaccine was re-introduced). As Offit observes, `ironically, the Cutter incidentóby creating the perception among scientists and the public that Salk's vaccine was dangerous óled in part to the development of a polio vaccine that was more dangerous'.

The non-defective Sabin vaccines also caused people to get polio.

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