Stats don’t lie: In Montreal 1958 there were less than 100 cases of polio and by August 27, 1959, there were 521 cases with 27 deaths. In Ottawa 1958 there were 64 cases of polio and in 1959 – 455 cases with 41 deaths by August 22. In all of Canada alone there were 7 times more paralytic cases in 1959 than in 1958, with a greater death rate. What changed? The polio vaccine came out in Canada 1959… In Detroit the vaccine came out in 1958 and the polio cases were 697, compared to the unvaccinated 226 cases in 1957. The District of Columbia the Health Department reported 7 times as many cases in 1958 as in the unvaccinated 1957. Unfortunately, this fact remains constant throughout the world.