Orwell’s 1984: “Who control the past controls the future…”
In publications, Health Canada changed the historical number of cases for certain diseases.
Can we trust information from Health Canada?
- For whooping cough (pertussis), the five years prior to vaccine use in Canada were defined as 1938 to 1942; the whole cell pertussis vaccine was authorized in Canada in 1943.
- For polio, the five years prior to routine vaccine use in Canada were defined as 1950-1954; the vaccine was introduced in 1955.
ImmunizeBC: “Why Vaccinate?” https://www.immunizebc.ca/why-vaccinate
Government of Canada: “Infographic: Vaccines Work” https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/healthy-living/vaccines-work-infographic.html