Turtles all the way down - vaccine science and myth

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The Book

Please see Amazon.co.uk page for 'Turtles All The Way Down: Vaccine Science and Myth'

A Note re References

Some references are included below, but really one should look to the book for a full reference list - this page is an easily accessible summary and not intended to be an academic paper, as such.

I have included all supporting references with regard to my book, "Green Mother" - section 10 below.


This has been written anonymously, initially in Hebrew in 2019, by doctors from Israel who dare not reveal their identity for fear of personal attack and professional sanction. The inconvenient truth is that vaccines have never been properly tested and are not “safe and effective”. This mantra has not been challenged by any authority. The title of the book is explained by the following story from the 19th century:

An elderly woman approached a famous scientist shortly after he concluded his lecture on cosmology and the structure of the solar system  “Your beautiful theory about the earth being round and rotating around the sun is very interesting young man. Unfortunately it is also very wrong. I have a better theory” the woman told him.
“And what would that theory be Madam?” the scientist responded.
“Well what you call planet earth is not round at all. Actually it is kind of a large flat disc that rests on the shoulders of four giant elephants”
“And what do those four elephants stand on?” the scientists inquired.
“They stand on the back of a giant turtle” the elderly woman answered.
“And what does that turtle stand on?” the scientist asked with an inquisitive grin.
“On another bigger turtle”
“And what does the second turtle stand on?”
“Well my dear man” said the elderly woman with a victorious smile. “It's turtles all the way down”

For “elderly woman” read Big Pharma. Read the book to see how the science of vaccines is based on quicksand.
So what is the basis on which Big Pharma relies to claim vaccines are “safe and effective”? It used and continues to use control groups that are given a similar vaccine! The “similar” vaccine is considered safe because that was tested against a previous “similar vaccine”, which was tested against a previous “similar vaccine” ……..which was NEVER tested against a salt and water placebo injection. These are the turtles all the way down. Since both the active and the control group receive vaccines, the side effects are similar and so the vaccine is declared safe.

The study that has never been scientifically done is that which addresses the question: are vaccinated children more healthy than unvaccinated children? There are some observational studies which suggest the vaccinated are less healthy.

Vaccinated vs unvaccinated observational studies

Study Few Vaccines Given Many Vaccines Given Notes
2004 Ruppin Academic Centre Israel 'Autism rates in Ethiopian children' Ethiopian children born in Ethiopia. Zero cases of autism. Ethiopian children born in Israel had Israeli autism rates of 190 cases per million. Ethiopian children born in Ethiopia have low vaccine rates
2005 Olmsted. Autism rates in the Amish 5 children with autism in a population of approximately 87,000. 1 in 17,000. Rate of autism in USA 2005 was 9 per 1,000. See Statista Website - autism rates in children in US The Amish do not vaccinate children because of safety concerns (not religious beliefs) – low vaccine rates
2008 Minnesota - Autism rates in Somali children. Similar findings in 2008 Sweden. Autism rates in Somali children. No case of autism in children born in Somalia. Somali children born in Minnesota had autism rates 34 times higher than national rates. It was suggested that vitamin D deficiency was a risk factor for autism following vaccination.
Guinea-Bissau DPT and Polio vaccines: a natural experiment - see The Introduction of Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis and Oral Polio Vaccine Among Young Infants in an Urban African Community: A Natural Experiment Between 3 and 5 months of age, children who received DPT and OPV early had 5-fold higher mortality than still unvaccinated children. There was a window of time when no vaccines given and this was compared to a window of time when children were vaccinated.

These observational studies should have been further investigated. This never happened. Why? Follow the money.

Big Pharma uses statistical tricks used to whitewash data

“There are lies, dammed lies and statistics” Mark Twain

[Historical Aside - Mark Twain attributed the quote to British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli.]

Big Pharma uses the disappearance of disease to support vaccine efficacy. It conveniently forgets that epidemiology may show a superficial correlation but this DOES NOT demonstrate causation.
Disease rates fell substantially before vaccines were introduced thanks to clean water, hygienic sewerage disposal and fresh healthy food – see graph below.
TB , typhoid, scarlet fever, dysentery, cholera, whooping cough, measles, diphtheria all declined BEFORE antibiotics and BEFORE vaccines. Rubella, mumps, chickenpox rarely cause death.

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Vaccines mean that we have swapped normal childhood diseases for chronic lifelong disabilities.
The fact is that in the 1960s, 1.8% of American children had a chronic condition such as asthma, visual and hearing problems and mental issues. By 2008 this had risen to 43%. One in 7 children has asthma, one in 11 suffers ADHD and one in 5 are taking regular prescription medication.

Vaccines DO NOT always afford herd immunity

Herd immunity, or community immunity, is when a large part of the population of an area is immune to a specific disease. If enough people are resistant to the cause of a disease, such as a virus or bacteria, it has nowhere to go.

Big Pharma would have us believe that through the vaccination of the many, one can break the chain of infection transmission and thereby even protect the unvaccinated. There is no science to evidence base this. Indeed the Warfel 2014 baboon study into pertussis shows the opposite. Vaccination may protect from infection, but the infection is carried for longer than the unvaccinated. This would encourage spread of pertussis. This makes a nonsense of Big Pharma’s advice to vaccinate all members of a new infant’s family to protect the infant from infection. This “cocooning” strategy increases the risk of infant infection.

Herd immunity cannot apply to vaccines which afford protection against bacterial endotoxins and so herd immunity cannot possibly occur with tetanus and diphtheria vaccines. The spread of diphtheria has been controlled by isolating sufferers and treating them with antibiotics.

Herd immunity is impossible to achieve with influenza vaccine because the 'flu virus is constantly evolving and changes every year.

Herd immunity has not occurred with pneumococcal vaccines because other serotypes (at least 90) have filled the niche evacuated by vaccine serotypes.

There is evidence that some vaccines do confer herd immunity including rubella, chickenpox, Hib, mumps and measles. Of the 14 vaccines given to children in the USA, only a third may afford herd immunity. The myth of herd immunity is used to persuade parents to vaccinate and justify vaccine mandates.

Since this book was written, we now know that herd immunity has not been shown with covid vaccines – they do not prevent transmission and destroy natural immunity thereby increasing infection rates.

The Mysteries of Polio

This is the disease that was used to terrorise the public and has frightened many parents into vaccinating children. The official narrative does not explain many polio facts. The epidemics seen were of flaccid paralysis. It was assumed that these were due to polio, but a review of the medical literature of 1950 showed over 200 names for flaccid paralysis, many of which followed chemical poisoning including insecticide spraying of vegetable and fruits, water and milk contamination.

Polio outbreaks, or rather acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) outbreaks INFECTION?The problems with the official narrative OR POISONING?Likely explanation
Only appeared towards the end of the 19 century. Initially was thought to be due to poor sanitation. The use of toxic chemicals in agriculture took off from 1867 when copper-arsenic “Paris Green" was extensively used for pest control – colarado beetle, gypsy moth etc. This was replaced by lead arsenate.
Arsenic was a popular dye used in textiles, children’s toys, wallpaper, rugs, sweet wrappers and more.
Arsenic was a popular medicine – “Fowler’s solutions” was widely prescribed for headaches and fevers – in 1891 one study 30 of 150 people tested positive for arsenic!
BUT acute flaccid paralysis increased when all other infectious diseases were in rapid decline. SO the narrative was changed to the “improved hygiene” hypothesis. This has no scientific basis and is not biologically plausible. Dr Sabin, the inventor of a polio vaccine, dismisses this hypothesis. Polio used to be diagnosed on the clinical picture of acute flaccid paralysis – ie a paralysed limb.

But this is not a diagnosis but a clinical picture!
This clinical picture has many causes including toxic chemicals.

All other infectious disease have reduced with improved hygiene!

No association was found between sanitary conditions standards and risk of polio

1891 12 cases of arsenic poisoning were described of which 7 had an acute flaccid paralysis.

The clinical picture of acute flaccid paralysis from poisons and from polio is the same.

1893, one year after the introduction of lead arsenate into apple orchards, acute flaccid paralysis cases took off in the summer and autumn. The clinical picture was similar to polio and so they were diagnosed with such. Infectious diseases usually peak in the winter months. Lead arsenate was widely used in the fruit and vegetable industry and summer and autumn is when they are harvested. It is much more persistent than copper arsenate.
1894 where humans developed acute flaccid paralysis so did their domestic animals. This included horses, dogs, cattle, chickens, pigs and calves. It is impossible for a virus to jump species so rapidly! This can only be explained by a poisoning.
The UK Manchester 1900 epidemic of AFP …. ….could not be explained by infection….. ….was due to arsenic contamination of barley kernels used for brewing beer.
The 1903 Sweden AFP outbreak reported as many cases in dogs as in children. Ditto. Animals are equally susceptible to poisons as humans.
The 1905 epidemic in Sweden affected rural areas with towns being spared …. ….could not be explained by the germ theory…. …..could be explained by the toxic pesticides routinely used in agriculture.
In five cases the acute flaccid paralysis occurred in 6 families living within one mile on the same day… …..ditto above… …..ditto above…
The 1908 Massachusetts epidemic occurred along transportation routes. This could not be explained by the germ theories of Pasteur and Koch. Food contaminated with pesticide residues was transported along and consumed locally.
A 1909 “polio” outbreak in Minnesota described 3 colts in the same field with flaccid paralysis. No explanation. Chemical poisoning could explain.
The 1910 Massachusetts outbreak of 100 families affected by “polio” had illness, paralysis or death in 82 of their animals. Ditto. Ditto.
The 1930 epidemic of 50,000 cases of paralysis in central and southern USA…. …..could not be explained by infection… ……but was found due to an alcoholic medicine “Jamaica Ginger”. The contaminant was TOCP, an organophosphate pesticide.

This illustrates the point that many chemicals can cause flaccid paralysis.

Lead arsenate was widely used in agriculture until World War II when it was replaced by DDT. DDT is as toxic as lead and arsenic.
1946 Dr Fred Bishopp stated “DDT must not be allowed to get into foods”. This was ignored by Government agencies and the farming lobby.
1951 US Public Health Service stated “DDT is a delayed action poison…. it accumulates in the body tissues especially in females… it is excreted in the milk of cows and nursing mothers children and infants are much more susceptible to poisoning than adults” Children are much more susceptible to chemical poisoning than adults because they are developing, are less efficient at detoxification and better at absorbing toxins.
Epidemics of acute flaccid paralysis were limited to industrialised countries.

In Israel flaccid paralysis increased from 1-2 per 100,000 before 1949 to 150 per 100,000 after, during the 1950s

Infection cannot explain such a sustained 100 fold increase in cases.

(Infectious disease comes in epidemics every few years)

During and after the second world war arsenic was replaced by DDT. in agriculture took off in Israel – especially DDT.
“Polio” in Europe was far less common than in the USA. In France arsenic was banned in 1846 and legislation was reinforced in 1916.

In Germany the Imperial Health Commission opposed the use of lead arsenate.
In UK a Royal Commission severely limited arsenic use in food and beverages.

In the USA, controls on arsenic were never properly enforced. In Britain 1925 sanctions were applied to American apples.

In Poland, America apples were banned for sale.
In Czechoslovakia and Austria, a newspaper campaign warned the public against consuming American apples.

4 outbreaks of flaccid paralysis occurred in children in USA and UK who had consumed contaminated milk from the same provider. Dairy cows were routinely treated with DDT for fly control in the milking parlour. DDT being fat soluble readily gets into the milk.
The polio virus was never isolated before 1950 so any diagnosis of flaccid paralysis could never be properly attributed to a virus. All cases of AFP were diagnosed as “polio”. Many were actually due to poisoning.
AFP afflicted military personnel whilst the local population had no cases eg US troops in Philippines, Middle East, China, Morocco, India post World War II. Cannot be explained by infection. Military personnel were using DDT for insect control – mosquitoes, sand flies, bed bugs.

Locals did not use DDT

Epidemic “polio” took off in the 1940s and stayed high for 10 years in the UK and the USA

Germany, South Africa, Japan Czechoslovakia and the Netherlands saw their first epidemics.
In France Belgium, Israel and the Soviet Union no epidemics occurred until the 1950s.

Infectious diseases do not respect country boundaries! This is easily explained by the use of DDT a new synthetic insecticide. It is highly durable and bio-accumulates. The military used it for killing body lice, flies, fleas, mosquitoes and for malaria control. It was pesticide of choice for millions of Americans in the home, office, streets, trains, buses and farm. DDT was found in all dairy and meat products in a Texas market.
AFP was 5-10 times more common in officers than enlisted men. Ditto. Officers’ barracks and clubs were sprayed more extensively to protect officers more than enlisted men.
Was 120 times more common in British soldiers than in the indigenous Indians. Ditto. Indigenous Indians did not use DDT.
Was 10 times more common in British soldiers serving overseas than on comrade at home. Ditto. DDT was not used in Britain.
“Polio” patients do not spread the disease – that is to say it is not contagious. No explanation. Poisonings are not contagious!
Dr Biskind published a series of papers on the harm of DDT between 1949 and 1953. He showed clear links between the use of DDT and “polio” epidemics. The harm of DDT was attributed to “virus X” but this mystery virus has never been isolated -

“the relationship between DDT and virus X was promptly denied by government officials who provided no evidence to contest the authors observations but relied solely on the prestige of government authorities and sheer number of experts to bolster their position”

DDT affects animals and humans with damage to the anterior horns of the spinal cord (lesions typical of polio).

“Government agencies had presented no data on the overall level of exposure of the US population to DDT and specifically for susceptible groups such as infants children and pregnant women”

DDT was used to “protect” people from polio so cities and towns were sprayed with DDT from airplanes. “Polio” increased and appeared in areas previously with no cases.
1951 there were still many unknowns! The cause of “polio” was still unknown.

How it was transmitted to people was unknown.
Prevention and treatment was unknown.

However the chemical poisoning theory explains all. It is all about lead, arsenic and DDT, and perhaps then organochlorines and organophosphates.
1951 Sabin noted that many members of the same family simultaneously developed “polio”. Sabin commented “the consumption of a common article of food or drink contaminated before or after it reaches the home is as plausible and possible as any other [cause]".
In 1952 cases of flaccid paralysis peaked at 60,000 cases.

By 1955 cases had fallen to 29,000, mortality was reduced to 25% compared to 1952.

AFP case numbers fell BEFORE the vaccine was introduced.

See graph below.
Israeli and Swedish graphs show a similar picture.

1955 the Salk polio vaccine was introduced.
In 1955 the diagnostic criteria were changed so only those with paralysis s for 60 days were diagnosed with “polio”.

AND unless the virus could be identified, a polio diagnosis was not given.

Case numbers continued to fall after the vaccine because the goal posts were moved.

Case numbers fell at the same rate in unvaccinated as in the vaccinated

Many non-polio, non-viral cases of flaccid paralysis can be explained by chemical poisoning by arsenic, lead, DDT, organophosphates, organochlorines and other such toxins.
1955 polio outbreak at the US naval base in Hawaii where the Salk vaccine was used extensively.

Local people not affected

No possible viral explanation. Viruses are not racist! Could be explained by chemical poisoning.
1955 the Cutter incident: paralysis in vaccinated children occurred less than 11 days after receiving the vaccine with paralysis in the injected limb. The Cutter vaccine contained live polio virus which causes paralysis. The Wyeth vaccine also caused several cases of paralysis.
1957 studies showed that 2 doses of Salk vaccine were only 24% effective and 50% of children had no antibody response.
1958 polio epidemic Michigan. The virus could only be found in 80% of paralytic cases and 30-50% of non-paralytic cases There is more than one cause of “polio”. We know toxic chemicals are immunosuppressive and render people more susceptible to all infectious disease.
1959 polio epidemic in Massachusetts - 75% of “polio” cases had received at least 3 doses of vaccine. Vaccination is ineffective.
1960 – public awareness of the toxicity of DDT greatly reduced its use. 1962 Rachel Carson’s book “Silent Spring” was published detailing the serious toxicity of DDT and pesticides. See Amazon.co.uk link for "Silent Spring"
1960 – the Salk vaccine was found to cause cancer in hamsters. The researcher Bernice Eddy was told not to publish her findings – but she did - and she was sacked. The Salk and Sabin vaccines were contaminated by a carcinogenic virus namely simian virus 40 from Rhesus monkeys. An estimated 98 million Americas were infected with this virus known to cause bone tumours and mesothelioma (in combination with asbestos).

This was hushed up at the time and remains hushed up!
Anyone vaccinated with polio between 1955 and 1964 are likely to harbour this nasty cancer producing virus.

1961 Israel polio cases rose. Of 52 cases of acute flaccid paralysis 46 had received 2 or more doses of vaccine.

Vaccination is ineffective.

The Salk vaccine was declared a failure and replaced by the Sabin vaccine. There was no question that polio morbidity had dropped dramatically since the beginning of the 1950s but - judging by health authorities reactions to swap to the Sabine vaccine - the Salk vaccine was not the primary reason for that drop.
Studies show neither vaccine confers herd immunity nor prevents transmission of polio.
Flaccid paralysis began to wane in the 1960s and 70s but the timing of this was too late to be explained by vaccination. The narrative changes again and polio is again declared a disease of poor sanitation.


Pasteur’s friend, physiologist Claude Bernard, taught that the ‘terrain’ of the human body was more important than the ‘pathogens’ that infect it. We are surrounded by, and even harbour, microorganisms in our bodies. When exposed to pathogens, we become ill if our defenses are weakened by deficiencies or toxicities. Unlike the germ theory, the terrain theory explains why some people get sick while others, when exposed to the same pathogens, do not. For this reason, it is said that on his death bed, Pasteur admitted, “Bernard was right: the pathogen is nothing, the terrain is everything.”
Lead arsenate was not banned until 1988 by which time soils had been seriously contaminated after a 100 years of toxicity so the poisoning continues to date, with well water now polluted with arsenic, especially Vermont.
1979 it was noted that “polio” epidemics occurred across all age groups. Infectious disease usually drives epidemics in younger children who have yet to develop immunity. This scientific riddle could be explained by a poisoning – no-one is immune to such!
2000 – cases of paralysis followed the Sabin vaccine, so countries reverted to using the failed (but safer) Salk vaccine.

Vaccines graph 1.75 sharper.jpg

Polio in the 3rd World

NOTE - The modern definition of “Third World” is used to classify countries that are poor or developing. Countries that are part of the “third world” are generally characterized by (1) high rates of poverty, (2) economic and/or political instability, and (3) high mortality rates. It no longer applies to the Cold War term of non aligned countries. [Ref - Modern Definition of Third World]

Polio outbreaks, or rather acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) outbreaks INFECTION?The problems with the official narrative OR POISONING?Likely explanation
Took off in the 3rd World in the 1960s. Polio incidence in third world countries should have paralleled incidence elsewhere. Polio, or rather AFP, paralleled the use of toxic chemicals.
At this time DDT was widely used by the World Health Organisation to control malaria

60% of the population depend on agriculture for survival and used older cheaper pesticides such as DDT, lead and arsenic based compounds.
Rice from Pakistan is now heavily contaminated with arsenic.

Between 1988 and 2010 the global incidence of AFP has risen to about 100,000 cases in 2010, three times the global level of paralytic illness recorded in 1988. Vaccines have increased AFP incidence 3 fold.

Some children received 15 doses of the vaccine within a short space of time.

The incidence of AFP parallels the use of toxic chemicals.

Conclusion of “Turtles All The Way Down”:

Science belongs to the people. It belongs to humanity not to corrupt government agencies and pharmaceutical giants who collude to rewrite the principles of science in order to continue the decades long cover up of their crimes against humanity. The magnitude of these crimes is enormous - these entities are in way too deep to ever be able to admit any wrongdoing. They will do whatever is necessary to protect the great vaccine hoax. For them it is a matter of life or death - literally. And so it is for us.

The below is from my book “Green Mother”

Please see Our Book Green Mother - families fit for the future.
We should be allowing children to get disease naturally and so establish natural immunity for life.
Applying Groundhog ACUTE - put in place at the first sign of any infection in the event of any infection prevents serious complications.

Febrile (fever producing) illness in children (measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox, pertussis, scarlet-fever and others) is highly protective against disease later in life. Especially cancer!

Which illness. Protective against. Quote. Reference.
Any febrile childhood infectious disease (FICD). All cancer, …showed a significant association between FICD and the risk of developing cancer. The number of FICD decreased the cancer risk, in particular for non-breast cancers Medical Hypotheses Volume 51, Issue 4, October 1998, Pages 315-320
Ditto Ditto Hippocrates already mentioned that people who develop cancer had fever in their lives much less often than people who do not get cancer. In the 19th, 20th and 21st century reliable epidemiological studies showed that people going through several fever episodes at an early age less often got cancer at an advanced age. “Science: Increase in cancer cases as a consequence of eliminating febrile infectious diseases” H.A. Zandvliet B Eng E. v.d. Wel MA , Nederlandse Vereniging Kritisch Prikke which references 54 medical papers.
Any febrile childhood infectious disease. ..meningioma, glioma, melanoma and others. Exposures to febrile infectious childhood diseases were associated with subsequently reduced risks for melanoma, ovary, and multiple cancers combined. Cancer Detection and PreventionVolume 30, Issue 1, 2006, Pages 83-93
Mumps. Ovarian cancer. Mumps parotitis may lead to expression and immune recognition of a tumor-associated form of MUC1 and create effective immune surveillance of ovarian cancer cells that express this form of MUC1. Cancer Causes Control. 2010 Aug; 21(8): 1193–1201.
97 women with benign ovarian tumours gave a history of mumps parotitis far more often than 97 aged matched women with ovarian cancer …. a p value of 0.007 Epidemiologic study of malignancies of the ovaries, Cancer,Volume 19 (7) – Jul 1, 1966
Chickenpox. Brain tumour (glioma). ..a positive history of chickenpox was associated with a 21% lower glioma risk. Cancer Medicine volume5, Issue6, June 2016, Pages 1352-1358
Any febrile childhood infectious disease. Hodgkin lymphoma. ..infections by most common childhood pathogens may protect against Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) or, at least, be correlated with some other early exposure, which may lower the risk of Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) in adulthood. Leuk Research. 2006 Aug;30(8):917-22. Epub 2006 Jan 6.
Measles. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. In addition, our study shows that measles may provide a protective effect against non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). As above.
Febrile illness early in life. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. ...delayed infection could explain the increasing non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) trends, through an impairment of the Th1/Th2 lymphocyte patterns. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2000 Dec; 54(12): 907–911.
Asthma. The model of delayed infection has been proposed also to explain increasing prevalence rates of asthma. As above.
Febrile illness early in life. Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. ...reduced exposure to infection in the first few months of life increases the risk of developing acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. BMJ 2005; 330
Measles, mumps, and other febrile illnesses. Arteriosclerosis: cardiovascular disease and stroke. Measles and mumps, especially in case of both infections, were associated with lower risks of mortality from atherosclerotic CVD. A higher number of infections was associated with a lower risk of mortality from cardiovascular disease. The Japan collaborative cohort study
Colon cancer in young people is increasing. In 2017, Siegel et al stated that the rise in colorectal cancer rates coincided with the

vaccination program that began in 1953, and also that the rate increased further for those born around 1990, just when child vaccination schedules were increased in the West, and it was at this time also that rates of autism and allergy rose sharply, with both of those conditions being associated with bowel problems.

JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2017; 109(8)

The converse is true as illustrated by 54 medical papers from

Increase in cancer cases as a consequence of eliminating febrile infectious diseases

Available as a download here [in case the above site is taken down]:

Increase in cancer cases as a consequence of eliminating febrile infectious diseases -PDF


Vaccination is, in theory, a great idea. This has not translated into practical reality. The truth is vaccines cause far more harm than good. Vaccines are killing our kids and driving epidemics of chronic disease.

All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher (1788 – 1860)

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“the pathogen is nothing, the terrain is everything.”

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