(September 11, 2020) Updating this with originally intended link to video plus additional information:
MERCK – CANCER – SV40 and AIDS in VACCINES- ADMISSION BY Dr Maurice Hilleman
Very relevant information in this Wikipedia article (accessed September 11, 2020):
SV40 is an abbreviation for simian vacuolating virus 40 or simian virus 40, a polyomavirus that is found in both monkeys and humans. Like other polyomaviruses, SV40 is a DNA virus that has the potential to cause tumors in animals, but most often persists as a latent infection. SV40 has been widely studied as a model eukaryotic virus, leading to many early discoveries in eukaryotic DNA replication and transcription
Notice that it has been widely studied as a model for this type of virus. There is an example of its educational use on YouTube: Lessons from SV40.
SV40 was first identified by Ben Sweet and Maurice Hilleman in 1960 when they found that between 10-30% of polio vaccines in the USA were contaminated with SV40. In 1962, Bernice Eddy described the SV40 oncogenic function inducing sarcoma and ependymomas in hamsters inoculated with monkeys cells infected with SV40. The complete viral genome was sequenced by Fiers and his team at the University of Ghent (Belgium) in 1978.
The discovery of SV40 revealed that between 1955 and 1963 around 90% of children and 60% of adults in the U.S. were inoculated with SV40-contaminated polio vaccines
Authorities directly contradict each other about whether it has been causing cancer in humans:
The hypothesis that SV40 might cause cancer in humans has been a particularly controversial area of research. It is currently unclear whether SV40 has any role in causing tumors. As a result of these uncertainties, academic opinion remains divided, with some arguing that this hypothesis is not supported by the data and others arguing that some cancers may involve SV40. The US National Cancer Institute announced in 2004 that although SV40 does cause cancer in some animal models, “substantial epidemiological evidence has accumulated to indicate that SV40 likely does not cause cancer in humans”. This announcement was based on two studies. This 2004 announcement is in contrast to a 2002 study performed by The National Academy of Sciences Immunization Safety Review committee that stated, “The committee concludes that the biological evidence is moderate that SV40 exposure could lead to cancer in humans under natural conditions.”
I think the Wikipedia article on SV40 tries to neutralize concern. I think the points about “no evidence of any increase in cancer incidence” and “no excess of the cancers putatively associated with SV40” (see below) need to be questioned closely. Has there not been an increase in cancer?
Some vaccines made in the USA between 1955 and 1961 were found to be contaminated with SV40, from the growth medium and from the original seed strain. Population level studies show no evidence of any increase in cancer incidence as a result of exposure, though SV40 has been extensively studied. A thirty-five year followup found no excess of the cancers putatively associated with SV40
There is a specific article on the topic: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaccine_contamination_with_SV40
Here is an interview series about Leonard Hayflick:
He talks about Eddy’s experiments on the hamsters.
There are two points I want to make about the religion of vaccines:
1) Please be aware of this information and think twice about the justification for a particular vaccine, information that is provided (or not provided–demand it) for a vaccine in terms of its ingredients and adverse reactions (manufacturers are required to provide this information and official product information documents are provided via U.S. and Canadian government drug database websites).
We should think about what we are putting our trust in (and why) and think about OUR fundamental rights, which include the right to informed consent. In fact, what do YOU believe about your place in the the world, in nature? It makes all the difference–life and death–what assumptions you have. Who is in charge of you, me and everyone else? What determines whether their decisions are right or wrong? Who holds authorities accountable when they abuse people?
2) People should be aware that Jonas Salk (also of polio vaccine fame) wrote a philosophical book called Survival of the Wisest and others such as Man Unfolding:
Also people should be aware of the agendas presented by Arthur Koestler in The Ghost in the Machine.
And they should be aware of the statement by Bertrand Russell concerning “diet, injections and injunctions,” the writings of Charles Galton Darwin (The Next Million Years), the statements made by H. G. Wells concerning “biological controls” and also those by Zbigniew Brezinski (those four are covered on my website) and the novel Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, brother of Julian Huxley, an advocate of “transhumanism” or “human evolution.”
These were all representatives of a dominant oligarchy which Aldous Huxley referred to. You can view the concerns of an oligarch, Bill Gates, laid out in a Ted Talk presentation in 2010 after the 2009 meeting of the super-rich (also summarized here, including their focus on population.)