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(CBS News)   "Hmm... what could make this timeline worse?" "I dunno... how about we bring polio back?"   (cbsnews.com) divider line
    More: Followup, New York City, indications of additional cases of polio virus, Vaccination, Rockland County, Vaccine, New York state health officials, Hudson River, New York  
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2022-08-06 10:52:41 AM  
Antibiotic-resistant plague trapped in melting permafrost patiently awaits its turn.
 
2022-08-06 11:03:20 AM  
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2022-08-06 11:46:05 AM  
Honestly don't care. It's less severe than COVID (only around 0.5% of cases develop paralysis, and only a small fraction of those die). We as a society have deemed that an acceptable sacrifice for the modern economy. Let the anti-vaxxers deal with it on their own using essential oils or healing crystals or whatever. Have the scientists work on CCHF, Chikungunya, Hendra, or whatever else is warming up to be the next big pandemic after we let Monkeypox expand its endemic region (with animal reservoirs in NYC subway rats etc).
 
2022-08-06 12:40:41 PM  
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2022-08-06 12:44:31 PM  
Is it unvaccinated ultra religious nutters getting infected?

That's my guess
 
2022-08-06 12:44:52 PM  
But who doesn't like polo??

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2022-08-06 12:45:35 PM  
"The sentinelese try to make a run for it"
 
2022-08-06 12:46:51 PM  
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2022-08-06 12:48:15 PM  
The whole walking and breathing unassisted thing is overrated anyway. Also, look at this bit of retro steampunk chic. All the kids will want one.

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2022-08-06 12:49:19 PM  

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Awww... your pic has more of them. You win.
 
2022-08-06 12:53:10 PM  

Ragin' Asian: Kat09tails: [Fark user image image 288x432]

Awww... your pic has more of them. You win.


Yeah but that was (up until now) the last person on an iron lung. He was a lawyer in Texas(?).
 
2022-08-06 12:55:56 PM  
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2022-08-06 1:01:34 PM  
Marco
 
2022-08-06 1:01:43 PM  
pshhhh, everything is nostalgia these days.
 
2022-08-06 1:01:46 PM  
"Polio was a hoax."

Just drop that gem into any conversation you have with an anti-vaxxer. Sew the seeds of their future demise. The gene pool will get clearer every year.
 
2022-08-06 1:02:27 PM  
In pog form?
 
2022-08-06 1:03:30 PM  
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2022-08-06 1:03:36 PM  
That's scary, I'll have to check if that's one my 18 month old has gotten yet.  I think it is.
 
2022-08-06 1:03:45 PM  

Ivo Shandor: Honestly don't care. It's less severe than COVID (only around 0.5% of cases develop paralysis, and only a small fraction of those die). We as a society have deemed that an acceptable sacrifice for the modern economy. Let the anti-vaxxers deal with it on their own using essential oils or healing crystals or whatever. Have the scientists work on CCHF, Chikungunya, Hendra, or whatever else is warming up to be the next big pandemic after we let Monkeypox expand its endemic region (with animal reservoirs in NYC subway rats etc).


These antivaxxers aren't the crystals sort.
 
2022-08-06 1:04:43 PM  
How long before the GOP pushes to defund waste water testing?
 
2022-08-06 1:05:10 PM  

Xanlexian: [i.imgur.com image 450x600]


Well if it wasn't clear that I'm going to hell...
 
2022-08-06 1:05:26 PM  

ImpendingCynic: Antibiotic-resistant plague trapped in melting permafrost patiently awaits its turn.


Plague, probably not. It's a bacterium, so anything in the permafrost would be a virgin strain and MORE vulnerable to antibiotics, not less.

However, smallpox....
 
2022-08-06 1:06:00 PM  
If it wasn't for the collateral damage, I'd say "Let Them Die".
 
2022-08-06 1:06:33 PM  

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May you burn in hell, sir

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2022-08-06 1:06:35 PM  

Feel_the_velvet: Marco


Polio!
 
2022-08-06 1:07:06 PM  
These diseases are going to team up and form Covoliokeypox.
 
2022-08-06 1:07:59 PM  
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2022-08-06 1:09:06 PM  

aperson: That's scary, I'll have to check if that's one my 18 month old has gotten yet.  I think it is.


Should be. It's one of the first they start; by 18 months they should have had three doses.
 
2022-08-06 1:09:45 PM  
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2022-08-06 1:10:13 PM  

stuffy: If it wasn't for the collateral damage, I'd say "Let Them Die".


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2022-08-06 1:11:44 PM  
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"Do you wish to see my polio?"
 
2022-08-06 1:12:56 PM  
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2022-08-06 1:13:37 PM  

p51d007: But who doesn't like polo??

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Christopher Reeves maybe.

I mean, not anymore.
 
2022-08-06 1:15:11 PM  
I'm so glad I invested in those Iron Lung futures. The moment I saw 50% of Americans pick horse paste over an actual vaccine I knew the Iron Lung would make a comeback.
 
2022-08-06 1:15:25 PM  

Ivo Shandor: Honestly don't care. It's less severe than COVID (only around 0.5% of cases develop paralysis, and only a small fraction of those die). We as a society have deemed that an acceptable sacrifice for the modern economy. Let the anti-vaxxers deal with it on their own using essential oils or healing crystals or whatever. Have the scientists work on CCHF, Chikungunya, Hendra, or whatever else is warming up to be the next big pandemic after we let Monkeypox expand its endemic region (with animal reservoirs in NYC subway rats etc).


Fun Fact: Mitch McConnell or yertle had polio as a child.
 
2022-08-06 1:15:28 PM  
I think if you're over 40 we need to check if we need boosters.
 
2022-08-06 1:16:42 PM  

Gyrfalcon: ImpendingCynic: Antibiotic-resistant plague trapped in melting permafrost patiently awaits its turn.

Plague, probably not. It's a bacterium, so anything in the permafrost would be a virgin strain and MORE vulnerable to antibiotics, not less.

However, smallpox....


Especially the strains that were purified and genetically modified by Russia to be resistant to the vaccine.  You know those are just sitting in a bioweapons lab in Sibera waiting to be stolen or sold.
 
2022-08-06 1:18:40 PM  

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The CDC has a tour where you can see some iron lung machines up close. Scary stuff.
 
2022-08-06 1:20:25 PM  

Ivo Shandor: Honestly don't care. It's less severe than COVID (only around 0.5% of cases develop paralysis, and only a small fraction of those die). We as a society have deemed that an acceptable sacrifice for the modern economy. Let the anti-vaxxers deal with it on their own using essential oils or healing crystals or whatever. Have the scientists work on CCHF, Chikungunya, Hendra, or whatever else is warming up to be the next big pandemic after we let Monkeypox expand its endemic region (with animal reservoirs in NYC subway rats etc).


You sound like you'd be fun at parties.
I'm not even being sarcastic.
I want to go out drinking with you. Preferably at brunch.
 
2022-08-06 1:21:39 PM  

Null Pointer: Is it unvaccinated ultra religious nutters getting infected?

That's my guess


In NY, more likely way left wing granola vegan moms.
 
2022-08-06 1:23:09 PM  

Nimbull: I'm so glad I invested in those Iron Lung futures. The moment I saw 50% of Americans pick horse paste over an actual vaccine I knew the Iron Lung would make a comeback.


Too bulky, too expensive. We have plenty of leftover ventilators from the early COVID days.

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2022-08-06 1:25:28 PM  

KB202: Null Pointer: Is it unvaccinated ultra religious nutters getting infected?

That's my guess

In NY, more likely way left wing granola vegan moms.


It started with the religious nutters, but that's not to say it won't also spill over into granola land.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/first-us-case-of-polio-in-nearly-a-decade-is-an-orthodox-jewish-man/
 
2022-08-06 1:29:08 PM  

SNAFUq: Xanlexian: [i.imgur.com image 450x600]

Well if it wasn't clear that I'm going to hell...


Window or aisle seat?
 
2022-08-06 1:31:09 PM  

farkitallletitend: Ivo Shandor: Honestly don't care. It's less severe than COVID (only around 0.5% of cases develop paralysis, and only a small fraction of those die). We as a society have deemed that an acceptable sacrifice for the modern economy. Let the anti-vaxxers deal with it on their own using essential oils or healing crystals or whatever. Have the scientists work on CCHF, Chikungunya, Hendra, or whatever else is warming up to be the next big pandemic after we let Monkeypox expand its endemic region (with animal reservoirs in NYC subway rats etc).

Fun Fact: Mitch McConnell or yertle had polio as a child.


And he sometimes struggles with going up stairs, even a step up to a podium.  That is the only sympathy he will get out of me.
 
2022-08-06 1:32:20 PM  

wildcardjack: I think if you're over 40 we need to check if we need boosters.


What about under 15?  I'm not sure if a polio vaccine was offered to my kids.  I'm sure it was, but they get so many shots in infancy it's hard to keep up.
 
2022-08-06 1:35:42 PM  

bluorangefyre: wildcardjack: I think if you're over 40 we need to check if we need boosters.

What about under 15?  I'm not sure if a polio vaccine was offered to my kids.  I'm sure it was, but they get so many shots in infancy it's hard to keep up.


They should have gotten their mumps/measles/rubella in one shot, and their pertussis/polio/tetanus in another.
 
2022-08-06 1:35:55 PM  

ImpendingCynic: Antibiotic-resistant plague trapped in melting permafrost patiently awaits its turn.


Why would they antibiotic resistant when they've never been exposed to antibiotics?
 
2022-08-06 1:39:14 PM  
The first question is: are there a large number of immigrants from the central part of the Middle East residing in the area? This is the one area where they have a very low vaccination rate and a moderate rate of infection.
 
2022-08-06 1:39:31 PM  

Loucifer: "Polio was a hoax."

Just drop that gem into any conversation you have with an anti-vaxxer. Sew the seeds of their future demise. The gene pool will get clearer every year.


Nah, why go spreading misinformation like that?  It's likely to hurt the kids.

Just remind them the stone cold truth that Narcan contains government nano trackers that will be used to establish the Mark of the Beast and validate your acquiescence to the One World Government.

There's no Narcan in God's plan. Mark 16:18 says poison won't hurt you.  Fentanyl and Oxy are tests, and if you truly believe, you can't OD.
 
2022-08-06 1:40:19 PM  
From my limited research, most people have had the vax and are safe.  Especially kids as they've had it relatively recently.  The immunocompromised folk have yet another reason to hate their fellow humans.  Protection does wane some over time but that just means if they start recommending boosters, get one.

If any epidemiologists wish to step in and correct anything I've said, feel free, I will gladly acknowledge your superior understanding.
 
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