Now, you think of this atomic radiation as something that floats through the air with the greatest of ease, blown hither and yon by the winds of the world. Therefore, it requires a long time for it to arrive, and the distribution of these particles are entirely dependent upon being wafted hither and thither. They all have to do with fallout, “which is being carefully watched.”
We used to just almost laugh ourselves hysterical in Phoenix. “We don’t understand why there is any public hysteria, because the fallout is being carefully watched.” Nobody seemed to add up, in the test grounds and so forth, that we didn’t care who was watching it; we cared what it was doing!
By the way, there was an epidemic of measles (which was non-infectious measles) which broke out immediately after the most serious series of these. Measles, by the way, has an inoculation today which contains gamma. In other words, you can prevent measles with a little shot of gamma. It’s quite interesting. Measles and gamma are quite closely connected; so are some other definite illnesses, most of which are respiratory illnesses and all of which have to do with the cave-in of bones.
Now, I didn’t say “infantile paralysis,” did I? You didn’t hear me say that, did I? Because the Infantile Paralysis Foundation makes a lot of money, and nobody must say anything about the Infantile Paralysis Foundation. And it’s such a good thing that we have Salk vaccine, which only increased infantile paralysis seven or eight hundred percent. I mean, it’s a good thing to have around. Or did the Salk vaccine increase infantile paralysis in its rate across the country? Was it the fact that we had a president of the United States who suffered from infantile paralysis that popularized this with little children who weren’t alive when he was ruling? You suppose this widespread popularity of infantile paralysis, being a respiratory disease which attacks bone structure, has anything whatsoever to do with it? You don’t suppose this sudden upsurge of this little-known disease covers exactly these years I am talking about, about toughening cases!
Oh, unfortunately it does. Unfortunately it does, very definitely. 1
- Hubbard, L. Ron (1956, November 9) Research Report: Radiation And Its Relationship To Processing (Org Series 7) Lecture given in Washington, D.C. ↩