By Randy Engel
The Salk Vaccine and Covid-19 – Lessons Never Learned: New Lies for Old
Lessons Americans Never Learned
The following is a summary by Dr. Herbert Ratner of lessons Americans should have, and needed to, learn from the Salk vaccine scandal that occurred more than a half-century ago. Unfortunately, it is apparent from the Covid-19 Plandemic, that those lessons were never registered much less learned by a majority of our people.
So let me repeat Dr. Ratner’s warnings once again:
When an influential voluntary health organization in the U.S. launches a new vaccine in a highly touted national vaccine program, approved by government, backed by organized medicine, abetted by vaccine manufacturers, supported by legions of organized and enthusiastic volunteers, sought after by anxiety-ridden parents – and it turns out to be seriously flawed – a decision on what to do next has to be made. If it is believed that reputations and even the preservation of the organization are at stake, the pressure, and the temptation to cover up could be intense.
In the specific case of the inadequately developed and faulty 1954 Salk vaccine and the prematurely launched 1955 national Salk vaccine program of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis (NF) just such a decision was faced, and deception and self-deception took over and ruled. In collusion were federal agencies, particularly the Center for Disease Control – the epidemiologic arm of the United States Public Health Service – and subservient state health departments.
It would be less consequential if the employment of skullduggery to give failure the appearance of success, were a transitory event in the history of science and medicine. Unfortunately, it was a turning point that gave birth to rationalization, cynicism and even dishonesty in subsequent generations of physicians associated with voluntary and governmental health agencies and programs (emphasis added). To mention a few instances, such behavior was evident in government vaccination programs against the Asiatic (1957) and Swine (1976) influenza and the rubella (1969) vaccine programs. … The number of persons who view the medical scene with sophistication and skepticism, who do not servilely accept health programs generated by voluntary and governmental agencies, and who do not permit ends to justify means are rare.
To be realistic, the success of national health agencies, and the tenure of their top administration, depends heavily on the talent of their public relations divisions and, for the most part, is measured by the amount of funds garnered from the public, or in the case of government agencies from Congress. Unfortunately, national health agencies are more like business enterprises than professional organizations. Appearance, with or without substance, frequently prevails, and activism, good or bad, premature or otherwise, becomes habitual.
In the NF program, numerous reputations were at stake: those of the NF; the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (now Health and Human Services); the United States Public Health Service; and those of many prominent scientists and others associated with the NF’s vaccination program.
The public finds it difficult to believe that agencies dedicated to health and life would ever knowingly jeopardize the lives of individuals, especially those of children. To the public, the notion of health as a good is sacrosanct and precludes any action by a health agency that would endanger health. The defense of the country, however, is also a sacrosanct good, yet no one has blind trust in the Pentagon: nor do many have confidence in the assurances and reassurances of safety given by atomic commissions and other regulatory agencies that deal with the environment. Integrity is a scarce commodity. Few organizations and not many scientists or administrators have immunity from the human habit of rationalizing errors to cover up mistakes. … Our purpose, here, is to unfold the untold story of the NF’s Salk vaccination program of the late fifties as experienced and documented by one health officer [Dr. Herbert Ratner] who, in discharging his duties and obligations became engulfed in a controversy of great magnitude that in fact was only the tip of the iceberg.
The hope is that it will help correct the records of a flagrantly distorted episode in the history of modern medicine; and will help the reader become less innocent and more sophisticated in regard to the trustworthiness of mass programs sponsored and supported by national health agencies, the alleged guardians of our health.
In a later segment of An Untold Vaccine Story, Dr. Ratner added another rather prophetic warning to the medical profession whom he charged were being converted into “slave technicians.” He explained that another important goal of his series on the Salk vaccine was:
… to awaken physicians in national health agencies to the danger of becoming mere dutiful instruments of high echelon establishment thinking.
… and to help physicians protect their patients, to whom they have a primary obligation, from the blandishments of national voluntary and governmental health agencies and drug companies and from the bandwagon enthusiasm of the mass media.
The crass manipulation of the public by establishment professionals in 1955 was a turning point in the history of modern medicine. It was a time when activism was substituted for a reexamination of assumptions, and when expediency superseded courage and truth. It requires courage and honesty to discontinue a highly publicized program once started. Not to do so however, may have long range deleterious consequences and set a corruptive example for generations.
This is illustrated by the Asian Flu vaccine program of 1957 when the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) foisted off on doctors and the public 50 million doses of poor potency vaccine to combat a mild epidemic which had almost run its course. The promotion’s main purpose seemed to have been to protect the financial interest of the vaccine manufacturers.
The lack of courage to correct an earlier decision is also illustrated by the Swine Flu vaccine program of 1976. Here a widely promoted and widespread immunization program was still continued for months even after it had become evident that a Swine Flu epidemic would not materialize. The vaccine subsequently resulted in paralytic side effects in significant numbers of recipients.
None of the forgoing suggests that the USPHS and the NF were interested in being candid with the public, which was being injected, nor with physicians who were doing the injections. On the contrary, it is not too harsh to say that the attitude of the USPHS was callus and was characterized by an elitist and rationalized disregard for the principle of informed consent.
Monkey Viruses and the Salk Vaccine
Lest we forget, a final note on Simian Virus 40 (SV40) which was injected in various amounts into millions of homo sapiens from 1954 until 1961-62: When the presence of the live SV40 was established thanks to Dr. Bernice Eddy, measures were taken to eliminate the SV40 virus from the Salk vaccine. We know today, however, that a slower growing ‘archetypal’ strain of SV40 may have evaded the manufactures’ screening procedure for years, and it continued to infect Salk vaccine recipients after 1962.
As Ratner states in his last full commentary on the Salk vaccine in Child and Family in 1988:
This historic iatrogenic [medically-induced] massive transmission of viruses from one animal species to another transgressed a species barrier – one of nature’s great built-in protective biologic mechanism against the inter-species spread on disease.
SV40 was first discovered in monkeys in 1958. By 1960 it was concluded that SV40 was a “common and essentially ubiquitous [omnipresent] contaminant of rhesus monkey kidney cell cultures in which it developed high titers,” that it was present in attenuated and in inactivated polio vaccines, and that it was capable of infecting man. In May of 1961, it was reported that monkey kidney tissue extracts injected into hamsters induced cancerous tumors. In 1962 the oncogenic agent in the extract was identified as SV40.
That SV40 was found in the Salk vaccine came as a surprise because the Salk vaccine was thought to be a killed virus vaccine. It turned out, however, that SV40 was more resistant than poliovirus to inactivation by formaldehyde (emphasis added).
According to Ratner, the NF and the USPHS, were “well aware how upset parents would be to discover that Salk anti-polio vaccinators, like a horde of hungry mosquitoes, had descended on their children with African monkey viruses,” and they attempted to suppress or minimize the discovery of Bernice Eddy.
Dr. Joseph Smadel, Chief of the Laboratory of Virology and Rickettsiology attempted to silence Eddy in 1960, but in the end, she was, once again, investigated and exonerated by a Congressional Committee in the spring of 1962.
That same year, 1962, the National Cancer Institute of the National Institute of Health (NCI/NIH) avoided giving the matter any publicity to avoid “the possibility of creating a real wave of popular hysteria.”
But as Ratner concluded in 1988, “Today the NCI now knows or should know that Salk vaccine containing SV40 is associated with cancer in human beings.
The Covid-19 Plandemic – “New Lies for Old”
The term [strategic disinformation] means a systematic effort to disseminate false information and to distort or withhold information so as to misrepresent the real situation… and confuse, deceive and influence…
The Salk Vaccine cover-up by federal health officials that took place more than 65 years ago was a prelude to the current “Operation Warp Speed” Plandemic’s disinformation campaign, which is, at its root, a universal war against humanity.
Everything Dr. Ratner described and warned against in this series has come to pass, in spades. Most major pronouncements that government public health officials and the mass public media have made concerning Covid-19 have proven to be a lie:
- Original name of Covid-19 virus was Wuhan coronavirus. Among the first “big lies” of the 2020s was that the virus came from bats in a Wuhan (China) marketplace and scientists claimed that it couldn’t possibly have been created in a lab. Later, Americans learned that not only was the virus developed at the Wuhan Virology Lab, but that the gain-of-function research was funded with American tax-dollars.
- Government agents, marketing engineers for Big Pharma, and the mass media have spread endless disinformation, confusion, fear, and other means of “brainwashing” on the American people. Truth speakers and seekers have been silenced and persecuted. The thinking man or woman has become a criminal.
- The Covid-19 “vaccines,” Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson/Janssen have been mislabeled. They contain no vaccine at all and cannot be labeled a vaccine, unless one changes the definition of the term, which some proponents of the Covid-19 “vaccines” have already done. Calling the shot a “genetic bioweapon” is closer to the mark.
- The exact content of these genetic packages of messenger RNA injected directly into the human blood stream remains unknown to the general public, but the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has been forced to reveal more and more of the toxic content of these “vaccines.”
- Contrary to the mass media’s disinformation campaign, the Pfizer-BioNTech injection has not been formally approved by the Food and Drug Administration, but remains an Emergency Use Authorization entity, free from all liability. The FDA has approved the manufacture of Pfizer’s step-sister “vaccine,”Comirnaty, which as of September 2021 does not as yet exist.
- Physicians and public health officials, by and large, have become mere technicians and slaves of the State with faceless government bureaucrats and hospital administrators and owners dictating the who, what, where, when, and how of Covid-19 patient care.
- Effective treatment programs for Covid using such safe and relatively inexpensive drugs as Hydroxychloroquine andIvermectin have been suppressed and openly attacked by federal and state public health officials including Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and, since 2021, the Chief Medical Advisor to the President. Instead, the NIH, and the CDC are pressing hospitals to use the obscenely expensive and dangerous drug Remdesivir. Unfortunately for bureaucrats like Fauci, they don’t seem to be able to burn or otherwise erase their earlier endorsement of the drugs they are now denouncing.
- Government administrators, public health officials, and most physicians have failed to inform the public of the advantages of known nutritional protocols to build resistance to Covid-19 and boost natural immunity.
- While the mass media hype continues to proclaim the “safety and effectiveness” of these Covid-19 “vaccines,” as it did with the Salk vaccine in 1954-1955, the CDC’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), which claims to be at least three months behind in its reporting, lists 650,077 reported adverse effects; 14,327 life-threatening events; 56,912 hospitalizations; and 13,911 deaths connected to the Covid-19 “vaccines” for the period of December 2020 to August 27, 2021. Note that the number of deaths associated with the Covid-19 “vaccines” are greater than the number of deaths associated with ALL other vaccines combined since 1990.
- The critical role that natural immunity to Covid-19 plays has been entirely ignored in favor of “the jab.” Yet the immunity that one gets from previous infection is robust, complete, and long-lived.
These are but a few incidences of official government lies and fear-mongering.
Perhaps, Dr. Vladimir Zelenko best summed up the essence of the nature of the battle for humanity we are currently facing when he observed:
Prolonged fear and anxiety, coupled together with human isolation, psychologically decompensates the individual, that they have a breakdown and are not capable anymore of rational thought. There’s a global psychosis going on. People will gravitate towards any false promise that will reduce the emotional pain that they’re in because of the fear. So, you can dangle a false vaccine in front of them and they’ll believe it just because they don’t want to feel the pain anymore. You challenge that narrative, they become belligerent because what you’re really doing is bringing them back into that emotional pain state that they don’t want to be in. They’ve lost their minds, literally.
Thankfully there are many more doctors today, like Dr. Zelenko, fighting the Covid-19 Plandemic than there were in Dr. Ratner’s time when he was fighting the Salk vaccine with the support of only a hand-full of his colleagues.
There is also good news to be found in the fact that LOST MINDS CAN BE FOUND, although prevention is still to be preferred to the usually more difficult and painful “cure.”
How then can we build up our defenses of mind, body, and soul to resist the growing Totalitarian State with its legions of faceless bureaucrats and technocrats? Although no American can know for sure how he or she will behave when the choice is given beneath a standing tree to which a noose has been attached to either sign on to the New World Order of the Anti-Christ or suffer death by hanging or worse, we can meditate daily on those virtues, personal qualities, thoughts and actions, many taken from Dr. Joost Meerloo’s 1956 classic The Rape of the Mind, that will enable us to make the right choices when that time comes:
- Man is not a machine, an isolated automaton. God created man as a whole – body, mind, and soul. Man is never totally alone. God is always with him.
- Man is born into a family. It is one of the greatest and glorious moments in human history that God took on flesh and was born into a family. Amid the rumors circulated by the enemy that “the family is dead,” the family has always survived to bury its undertakers. Little wonder that the Leviathan State always seeks to destroy the family.
- Christianity and Western Civilization has built a special breed of men with real concrete beliefs, well-formed consciences, high personal moral standards, and an innate love of freedom – the bane of every tyrant and tyrannical government seeking to enslave mankind. The “deplorables” of this world with their deep-rooted religious beliefs, who are so abhorred by Hillary and Francis, are more capable of surviving attempts at brainwashing by the thought police than are their liberal, intellectual counterparts. Such men are not afraid to die for what they believe and to protect and defend God, his country and the family he loves.
- The Importance of the Cardinal Virtue of Fortitude – Fortitude (Courage) comes from inside oneself. It is the moral virtue that ensures firmness in difficulties and constancy in the pursuit of the good. It strengthens the resolve to resist temptations and to overcome obstacles in the moral life. The virtue of fortitude enables one to conquer fear, even fear of death, and to face trials and persecutions. It disposes one even to renounce and sacrifice his life in defense of a just cause. Pray to the Holy Ghost for this virtue and gift.
- Brainwashing, menticide, thought control – These are all forms of mental coercion and intrusion. However, not all these techniques are easily recognizable. One of the best ways to strengthen the mind and the will against these propaganda attacks and indoctrination is to know the enemy, his mission and his end game which is always the mental disintegration, demoralization, and depersonalization of the target population to insure passivity and compliance. Learn to understand the mechanics of thought control and the nature of propaganda.Above all, know God and know yourself.
- Verbocracy Creates Semantic Fog – Words are Weapons. We think and we speak in terms of words. That’s why the mass media’s control of words and the Government’s redefining of key terms like “vaccine,” and the mantra “safe and effective,” has been so deadly effective, so hypnotic. Watch your language. Avoid verbal confusion. Speak plainly and honestly. For example, replace “vaccine” with “bioweapon,” or “poison-death shot,” or “the clot shot,” etc. Above all, Americans need to understand and defuse mass media as an instrument of mass destruction.
- Time + Fear + Pressure = Enslavement and Submission – Remember the saying, “Man is like a rabbit – he is ‘caught’ by the ears.” Deny the enemy access to your mind by retraining yourself and your family to become more technologically independent. Withdrawing oneself from constant technological stimulation permits a man to reflect, to think, to pray, and to better communicate and help his neighbor.
- Never Underestimate the Value of Love – Remember that even Pavlov’s dog broke ranks when his beloved master entered the room.
- And finally, don’t worry if you find that the world is against you. If the world were for you, you would have cause for worry.
 New Lies for Old is the classic book on Communist deception and disinformation by Soviet defector Anatoliy Golitsyn. Written in 1984, the book is available free as a PDF at www.doomedsoldiers.com/pdfs/new_lies_for_old_golitsyn.pdf.
 Dr. Herbert Ratner was Director of the Public Health Department of the Village of Oak Park, Illinois, a bedroom community of 60,000 people, when the Salk vaccine arrived on his doorstep in April 1955. The NF vaccine was to be distributed to first and second graders. Ratner decided to delay the vaccinations until May 2, 1955, to benefit from the experience of others. In the interim, Ratner held eleven query sessions from April 25-29 to answer parents’ questions in light of the Dr. Thomas Francis media circus of April 12, which declared the vaccine to be safe, effective, and potent. A hornet’s nest erupted with angry parents upset with the delay and questioning of the vaccine. On April 27, with the first national reporting of the Salk vaccine-induced paralytic case, the vaccinations were again postponed to May 9. On May 5, the Oak Park weekly campaigned to have Ratner fired, but two days later the Surgeon General halted the distribution of the vaccine and Ratner’s job was saved. Ratner’s department was the only public health center in the U.S. that had not distributed the dangerous Salk vaccine.
On May 26, 1960, a panel of experts on various aspects of the polio vaccines came together to discuss “The Present Status of Polio Vaccines, 1960.” The presentation was made before the Section on Preventative Medicine and Public Health at the 120th annual meeting of the Illinois State Medical Society in Chicago. Much of the information found in Ratner’s series is based on the transcription of this panel discussion which featured Dr. Herald R. Cox, Professor Bernard G. Greenberg, Dr. Herman Kleinman, Professor Paul Meier, and Dr. Herbert Ratner. Dr. Herbert Ratner was vindicated.
 Ratner, Child and Family, Vol. 19, No. 3, p. 191-194.
 See August issue (vaccinechoicecanada.com).
 Ratner, Child and Family, Vol. 20, NO.1, p.50.
 Ibid., p. 51.
 Ibid., p.59.
 Ratner, Child and Family, “Monkey Viruses, AIDS and the Salk Vaccine,” Vol. 20, NO 2, pp.134-138. Also see Polio Perspectives – Vaccine Choice Canada.
 Ibid., 134-135.
 Ibid., p.135. Although SV40 was found in the Sabin oral vaccine during the initial field trials in the last 1950s, it was ingested and not injected into the blood stream, thus it had a minimum infectious rate compared to the Salk vaccine.
 Ibid., p. 134.
 Ibid., p. 135.
 Ibid., p.136-137.
 Ibid., p. 138.
 Ibid. A fascinating endnote to the controversy is found at Herbert Ratner – Wikipedia. Whereas neither the National Foundation or the USPHS and FDA bothered to save a sample of the ill-fated 1955 Salk vaccine, Ratner saved seven sealed vials of the 1955 vaccine for 42 years in a basement fridge. In January 1997, the 89-year-old Ratner attended an NIH meeting in Washington D.C. on SV40. Here he met Italian researchers Dr. Michele Carbone, then working at the U. of Chicago. Carbone had been searching for samples of the Salk vaccine for years, but to no avail. All samples had been destroyed he was told. However, at a later meeting in the presence of a lawyer and a witness, Ratner transferred the vials to Carbone. In these vials Carbone discovered two separate strains of SV40, one of which was a slow-growing strain previously not known to have been in polio vaccines and for which the vaccines currently being marketed were not being tested. Moreover, this slow-growing strain was the same as one found in some types of cancerous tumors. Had Ratner not saved vials of vaccine, the source of this slow-growing strain would have been suspected but unproven. Carbone’s discovery was published in the December 15, 1999, issue of Cancer Research. See Rizzo P, Di Resta I, Powers A, Ratner H, Carbone M. “Unique strains of SV40 in commercial polio vaccines from 1955 not readily identifiable with current testing for SV40 infection.” Cancer Res 59(24):6103-08, December 15, 1999.
 Anatoliy Golitsyn, New Lies For Old, Dodd, Mead & Company, NY, 1984, p. 5.
 See Here’s how scientists know the coronavirus came from bats and wasn’t made in a lab (theconversation.com).
 See Senator Rand Paul Roasts Fauci, Post Evidence He Lied Before The Senate – Patriot Newsfeed; Scroll down to Saagar Enjeti: New Details Reveal Fauci, Media Cover-Up.
 The CDC’s definition of the term “vaccine” as of August 26, 2021, was “aproduct that stimulates a person’s immune system to produce immunity to a specific disease, protecting the person from that disease. Vaccines are usually administered through needle injections, but can also be administered by mouth or sprayed into the nose.” However, by September 1, 2021, the definition had changed to: “a preparation that is used to stimulate the body’s immune response against diseases.Vaccines are usually administered through needle injections, but some can be administered by mouth or sprayed into the nose. Under the new definition a vaccine does not necessarily produce immunity but only protection.”
 See Dr. Michael McDowell: “The Genetic Bioweapon, The Vaccine, And COVID-19” (rumble.com).
 For example, in the NIH’s Virology Journal of August 22, 2005, under the title “Chloroquine is a potent inhibitor of SARS coronavirus infection and spread,” Fauci promotes the drug as both a prophylactic and a treatment and cure.
 See VAERS Summary for COVID-19 Vaccines through 8/27/2021 – VAERS Analysis. The best video on understanding VAERS is VAERS UPDATE for CCCA (Canadian COVID Care Alliance) – YouTube by Dr. Jessica Rose.
 See https://vladimirzelenkomd.com/treatment-protocol/.
 The deadly COVID ‘new normal’ – Nexus Newsfeed.
 Dr. Joost A.M. Meerloo, The Rape of the Mind, World Publishing Co., New York and Cleveland, 1956, p.8, 13. Psychologist Dr. Meerloo (1903-1976) was a specialist in deprogramming and rehabilitating Korean prisoners of war who had been “brainwashed” by the Communists. This writer’s only main disagreement with Meerloo is his over-emphasis on individualism rather than the family which produces the individual being in a civilized society.
 Meerloo, p. 50.
 Ibid., p. 20.
 See Catechism of the Catholic Church – Paragraph # 1808 (scborromeo.org)
 Meerloo, p. 20.
 Ibid., pp. 8, 12, 17, 18, 64-66, 69.
 Ibid., p. 11.
 Ibid., p. 21.