Dr. Humphries: "Acute Flaccid Paralysis" Used to be Called "Polio"There is a lot of talk in the past couple years about "flaccid paralysis" and some viruses going around maiming and killing children mainly in the western part of the USA. The thing left out of the acute flaccid paralysis conversation, is that it used to be called "polio" and thought to be caused by a virus called the polio virus, causing a syndrome named "poliomyelitis." The only problem is that different viruses and toxins can give the same results: poliomyelitis or flaccid paralysis. Many people think we have done away with polio and iron lungs. But we haven't. The iron lung is now a much more efficient and sophisticated machine called the endotracheal ventilator. If you think that what is going on today with EV D-68 or any other numbered enterovirus, is new, please know that it is just history repeating itself because the people in charge of so-called "public health" seem to be completely out to lunch or bought when it comes to seeing the reality. If the history of polio and vaccines interests you, please read one chapter out of my book, Dissolving Illusions, that has been made available to you for free.