Americans and the Chinese people have another thing in common besides a big economy – vaccine violence.
As reported by the BBC, parents in China are extremely angry after learning about a massive illegal vaccine operation in Shangdong province. The illegal ring involved hundreds of people and had spread to 24 provinces and cities, according to local media cited by the BBC.
The outrage grew after news spread that a boy who had been vaccinated died, though Chinese officials claimed the death was not tied to the Shangdong scandal, a story that no thinking person would actually believe.
The illegal vaccine ring – one of a plethora of health and safety scandals in China in recent years – was likely in operation since 2011, officials said. The ringleaders, said to be a mother and daughter who bought the vaccines from licensed and unlicensed sources, have been arrested, according to reports. After buying the vaccines, the pair would then sell them to illegal agents or local disease control and prevention centers for inflated prices, the BBC reported, citing the Xinhua news agency.
Officials have known for a year
It turns out that the 88 million dollars’ worth of vaccines purchased and sold were also not properly refrigerated or transported in state-approved conditions. Xinhua notes that because the vaccines were potentially compromised there could be more deaths and disabilities.
Chinese authorities have been investigation the illegal ring for a year, reports said, but only made it public in recent days after issuing a call demanding that suppliers come forward so they can trace potential victims. Chinese social media exploded with questions as to why it took the government so long to acknowledge the ring.
“This is such a huge case and not a single regulatory official has come out to apologize, not a single one has resigned… this system which doesn’t care whether ordinary citizens live or die makes one’s soul tired,” said one user.
“24 provinces, 5 years already, and how many children!… It’s been nearly a year and then they reveal this! Isn’t this genocide? Words cannot express how angry I am!” another wrote.
Authorities responded to the public outcry by promising to punish everyone responsible, but that wasn’t likely to quell the anger anytime soon.
“They also released details on the affected vaccines, which included those for polio, rabies, mumps, encephalitis, hepatitis B and meningococcal diseases,” the BBC reported further, adding that the four-year-old boy who died passed away after receiving meningococcal and polio vaccines.
More vaccine injury coming to America
As mentioned earlier, China now shares the tragedy of vaccine injury with the United States. As Natural News reported in September 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “abruptly deleted a fact page on their website linking cancer with simian virus 40 (SV40) found in polio vaccines. Disturbingly, it’s estimated that well over 98 million Americans are now infected with this cancer promoting virus – and the numbers are likely growing.”
The excised page contained additional information, such as:
SV40 virus has been found in certain types of cancer in humans, but it has not been determined that SV40 causes these cancers.
Sayer Ji, founder of GreenMedInfo, disagrees.
“SV-40 has a well-known mechanism of carcinogenicity. This virus suppresses the transcriptional properties of the tumor-suppressing p53 protein in humans, a gene product that has been described as ‘the guardian of the genome’ because of its critical role in preventing genome instability and cancer initiation,” he said. “When p53 is disabled, programmed cell death (apoptosis) and cell cycle arrest is rendered dysfunctional, leading to uncontrolled (immortalized) cell proliferation, and tumor formation.”