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2022-08-16 3:58:57 PM  
JFC. Vaccinate your damn kids. Vaccinate yourselves.

goddamm POLIO?

POLIO?

We get what we deserve... but kids do not need to be paralyzed.

godammitsomuch
 
2022-08-16 4:23:44 PM  
Perfect headline, subby
And, good lord people, wash your filthy hands before handling food...
 
2022-08-16 4:24:34 PM  
Who needs vaccine when you've got NYC sewer jenkem?
 
2022-08-16 4:26:28 PM  
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2022-08-16 4:26:54 PM  

silo123j: JFC. Vaccinate your damn kids. Vaccinate yourselves.

goddamm POLIO?

POLIO?

We get what we deserve... but kids do not need to be paralyzed.

godammitsomuch


Hopefully some of the advances in technology since then can be applied.
 
2022-08-16 4:27:01 PM  

silo123j: JFC. Vaccinate your damn kids. Vaccinate yourselves.

goddamm POLIO?

POLIO?

We get what we deserve... but kids do not need to be paralyzed.

godammitsomuch


We don't get what we deserve.  If "we" were collectively deciding not to vaccinate... or if "we" were collectively deciding that healthcare or the planet aren't important... or if "we" decided to invoke the name of a God and murder people because of their race or religion... I'd agree with you.

But that's not what's happening.  We are being held hostage by the worst of us.
 
2022-08-16 4:28:00 PM  
"Paging world renowned Immunologist Jenny McCarthy MD, PhD... Immunologist Dr. Jenny McCarthy to the white courtesy phone, please!"
 
2022-08-16 4:28:22 PM  
I thought that said Poilievirus and got even more concerned.

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2022-08-16 4:30:24 PM  
Leave the sewage water for the 'gators down there.

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2022-08-16 4:30:54 PM  
I'm honestly not sure whether I was vaccinated for Polio as a kid. I assume that I was, but I don't have any medical records or family to ask. Not sure if that's something they can do an antibody test for or something, I'm not sure how polio vaccine works, can they check titers for that in adulthood like most vaccines?
 
2022-08-16 4:35:18 PM  
Just take a swim in the Hudson River

George Carlin hudson river
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2022-08-16 4:35:47 PM  

ToughActinProlactin: I'm honestly not sure whether I was vaccinated for Polio as a kid. I assume that I was, but I don't have any medical records or family to ask. Not sure if that's something they can do an antibody test for or something, I'm not sure how polio vaccine works, can they check titers for that in adulthood like most vaccines?


If you have any doubt, just ask your PCP for a booster.
 
2022-08-16 4:36:23 PM  

silo123j: JFC. Vaccinate your damn kids. Vaccinate yourselves.

goddamm POLIO?

POLIO?

We get what we deserve... but kids do not need to be paralyzed.

godammitsomuch


So much all of that ↑. It's 2022 (at least in some parts of the world), and this is definitely one thing we should not have to worry about anymore. Farkin' nimrods.
 
2022-08-16 4:38:48 PM  
We were down to only two countries with reported cases of polio: Afghanistan and Pakistan.  In 2021 there was only one new case of polio in Pakistan:
https://www.gatesfoundation.org/ideas/articles/eradicating-polio-in-pakistan-with-vaccine-data

Now we have a case in Rockland County, NY.  Good job MAGAts: fighting the real fight against vaccination.  You've reduced the U.S. to a third world country.
 
2022-08-16 4:40:31 PM  

Omnivorous: We were down to only two countries with reported cases of polio: Afghanistan and Pakistan.  In 2021 there was only one new case of polio in Pakistan:
https://www.gatesfoundation.org/ideas/articles/eradicating-polio-in-pakistan-with-vaccine-data

Now we have a case in Rockland County, NY.  Good job MAGAts: fighting the real fight against vaccination.  You've reduced the U.S. to a third world country.


It's not MAGAs. It's extreme religious dickbags, and they're not Christian. MAGAS would smash their face into the curb given the chance.
 
2022-08-16 4:44:28 PM  
UltraMAGA talking point:

"Fake covid" had a maybe 1% mortality rate, so if 1 in 200 get paralyzed from an easily prevented disease - that's roughly 1/2 the chance of dying from Covid.  So no one is gonna trample on mah free dumb and make me get a vaccine that is proven to cause autism and butt cancer.  Little billy is fine with his new wheelchair.  IM STIGGIN IT!!!!1!1!1
 
2022-08-16 4:50:55 PM  
I got it as a kid, but who knows if it still works, I'd rather not find out. CDC says it likely does, so I guess it does.
 
2022-08-16 4:51:40 PM  

White_Scarf_Syndrome: Omnivorous: We were down to only two countries with reported cases of polio: Afghanistan and Pakistan.  In 2021 there was only one new case of polio in Pakistan:
https://www.gatesfoundation.org/ideas/articles/eradicating-polio-in-pakistan-with-vaccine-data

Now we have a case in Rockland County, NY.  Good job MAGAts: fighting the real fight against vaccination.  You've reduced the U.S. to a third world country.

It's not MAGAs. It's extreme religious dickbags, and they're not Christian. MAGAS would smash their face into the curb given the chance.


Paskudnik
 
2022-08-16 4:54:47 PM  

Kriggerel: "Paging world renowned Immunologist Jenny McCarthy MD, PhD... Immunologist Dr. Jenny McCarthy to the white courtesy phone, please!"


"The white courtesy phone is for virologists, the red courtesy phone is for immunologists."
 
2022-08-16 5:04:28 PM  
We must learn to live with polio, for the yachtbuilder's sake.
 
2022-08-16 5:07:13 PM  

shrubber101: White_Scarf_Syndrome: Omnivorous: We were down to only two countries with reported cases of polio: Afghanistan and Pakistan.  In 2021 there was only one new case of polio in Pakistan:
https://www.gatesfoundation.org/ideas/articles/eradicating-polio-in-pakistan-with-vaccine-data

Now we have a case in Rockland County, NY.  Good job MAGAts: fighting the real fight against vaccination.  You've reduced the U.S. to a third world country.

It's not MAGAs. It's extreme religious dickbags, and they're not Christian. MAGAS would smash their face into the curb given the chance.

Paskudnik


Something inacurate about that response? Any MAGA would smash a Hasidic Jewish man's face into the ground given the chance. You know it, I know it. They live it.
 
2022-08-16 5:08:12 PM  
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And a good day to you, sir!
 
2022-08-16 5:16:45 PM  
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2022-08-16 5:18:35 PM  
Goddamned kids are playing Marco Polio in the pool again. ITS MARCO POLO!!!
 
2022-08-16 5:20:47 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: silo123j: JFC. Vaccinate your damn kids. Vaccinate yourselves.

goddamm POLIO?

POLIO?

We get what we deserve... but kids do not need to be paralyzed.

godammitsomuch

We don't get what we deserve.  If "we" were collectively deciding not to vaccinate... or if "we" were collectively deciding that healthcare or the planet aren't important... or if "we" decided to invoke the name of a God and murder people because of their race or religion... I'd agree with you.

But that's not what's happening.  We are being held hostage by the worst of us.


Brilliant people also invent vaccines, medicines, surgery and prosthetics. Or satellite navigation and worldwide communications. "We" are also simultaneously being moved forward by the best of us. Humanity is awesome AND awful, as a whole.
 
2022-08-16 5:23:05 PM  

yuthinasia: Goddamned kids are playing Marco Polio in the pool again. ITS MARCO POLO!!!


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2022-08-16 5:28:45 PM  
... and I'll repeat my post as well:

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2022-08-16 5:37:20 PM  
🎶 I wanna wake up, in a city that doesn't walk...🎶
 
2022-08-16 6:02:37 PM  
I'm including a link to Post Polio Syndrome. You should all read it and then call your representatives to demand that we be given access to adult boosters. It is silly to think that a vaccine administered when you were five is going to provide full protection when against a pathogen suspected of being capable of asymptomatic transmission between vaccinated individuals (yes, we are there already).

I understand that you are all experts on vaccination thanks to a rigorous 30 minute lecture given just before lunch recess in the Third Grade, but please consider the high cost of being wrong, and understand that the observation that overconfident humans often reason from faulty assumptions to disastrous consequences was ancient when the Greeks first started writing it down 3,500 years ago.  Again, let's do the sane thing and make polio boosters available to any adult that wants one.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post-polio_syndrome
 
2022-08-16 6:29:23 PM  

silo123j: JFC. Vaccinate your damn kids. Vaccinate yourselves.

goddamm POLIO?

POLIO?

We get what we deserve... but kids do not need to be paralyzed.

godammitsomuch


Had to cancel my Friday appointment but I'm getting it this Friday. Two of my sibs were vaccinated for polio, two of us weren't. I've never had a doc take the request seriously but COVID loosened a lot of shiat up, and now most Walgreens can lay their hands on some. Getting that and Hep A & B, too.
 
2022-08-16 6:36:08 PM  
stop drinking sewage

Anti-vaxers: No gummint gonna tell me what to do!
 
2022-08-16 6:38:21 PM  

lilbjorn: stop drinking sewage

Anti-vaxers: No gummint gonna tell me what to do!


It's more like stop using doorknobs et al.
 
2022-08-16 6:48:01 PM  
Children in my dad's generation died, ended up in iron lungs, or were crippled by polio. He had stories about this kid or that kid in an iron lung or crippled or dead. My husband's uncle had polio and is crippled for life, now with extra painful post polio syndrome.
Children in my generation took the attenuated vaccine, because it was the easiest to give. It was so important to wipe out polio any way they could.
Children in my children's generation took the killed vaccine because the only polio that remained was the very rare cases of someone with a compromised immune system coming in contact with small children in the small window where they could shed the attenuated virus.
In two generations, the United States essentially wiped out one of the worst diseases ever.
Now polio is back. Vaccinate yourself and your kids. Why would anyone want a child who can never breathe on their own? A child who can't walk, who is always in pain? A dead child?
WTF is wrong with people?
 
2022-08-16 6:54:46 PM  

White_Scarf_Syndrome: Omnivorous: We were down to only two countries with reported cases of polio: Afghanistan and Pakistan.  In 2021 there was only one new case of polio in Pakistan:
https://www.gatesfoundation.org/ideas/articles/eradicating-polio-in-pakistan-with-vaccine-data

Now we have a case in Rockland County, NY.  Good job MAGAts: fighting the real fight against vaccination.  You've reduced the U.S. to a third world country.

It's not MAGAs. It's extreme religious dickbags, and they're not Christian. MAGAS would smash their face into the curb given the chance.


Don't these twats have enough disease-spreading fun giving herpes to infants by sucking their freshly-flayed penises?  farking hell.  No wonder the Persians were like "Just farking go home.  Leave."
 
2022-08-16 7:01:19 PM  

ArkPanda: Hopefully some of the advances in technology since then can be applied.


Not really. There is no cure for polio. They can put you on a portable ventilator now, and they'll try to strengthen crippled limbs, give meds for pain, but that's it.

Except for the ventilator in place of the iron lung, they do more or less the same things as before the vaccine. That's why the vaccine is so important. They can't undead the kid, or un-paralyze the kid.

Fun fact: polio was most often spread in the summer.
Polio, Mayo Clinic
 
2022-08-16 7:25:38 PM  
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2022-08-16 8:04:36 PM  

BenSaw2: Kriggerel: "Paging world renowned Immunologist Jenny McCarthy MD, PhD... Immunologist Dr. Jenny McCarthy to the white courtesy phone, please!"

"The white courtesy phone is for virologists, the red courtesy phone is for immunologists."


Listen Betty, don't start up with your white phone shiat again.
 
2022-08-16 8:05:00 PM  
My 75ish-year old aunt with her gimpy leg is a constant reminder that polio sucks ass.  If you are the smooth-brain type that still thinks vaccines have fark-all to do with autism, you'll be doing your children a bigger favor for them getting them immunized from this garbage so they can live their lives as normally as possible in the "being ambulatory" department than forcing them to be crippled because you're too lazy to deal with the extra work that a special needs child may lay at your feet.  Because that's all it is, this vaccine.  A choice between your child's ability to be themselves long after you're dead and gone, or your selfish unsaid inability in raising them if your belief in a discredited 'doctor' or a fake-tittied bimbo overrides your biological and moral drive as a parent to raise your spawn to adulthood like we've done since before making fire was a thing.

Vaccine denial was never about your kids.  It was always about your convenience as a parent.  If there's a hell, you c*nts deserve every horror, every second of it.
 
2022-08-16 8:17:32 PM  

White_Scarf_Syndrome: shrubber101: White_Scarf_Syndrome: Omnivorous: We were down to only two countries with reported cases of polio: Afghanistan and Pakistan.  In 2021 there was only one new case of polio in Pakistan:
https://www.gatesfoundation.org/ideas/articles/eradicating-polio-in-pakistan-with-vaccine-data

Now we have a case in Rockland County, NY.  Good job MAGAts: fighting the real fight against vaccination.  You've reduced the U.S. to a third world country.

It's not MAGAs. It's extreme religious dickbags, and they're not Christian. MAGAS would smash their face into the curb given the chance.

Paskudnik

Something inacurate about that response? Any MAGA would smash a Hasidic Jewish man's face into the ground given the chance. You know it, I know it. They live it.


it makes folks uncomfortable is all. same places where polio is now making a comeback was also responsible for the mumps and measels out breaks in summer of 2019 before covid got all the press
 
2022-08-16 8:25:30 PM  
When the local uni switched to using secondary effluent for watering the playing fields, some of of folks in BactT tested the water.  Among the viruses and bacteria that showed up:  polio.  That was 30 years ago.
 
2022-08-16 8:28:35 PM  

Gough: When the local uni switched to using secondary effluent for watering the playing fields, some of of folks in BactT tested the water.  Among the viruses and bacteria that showed up:  polio.  That was 30 years ago.


Not surprising, because the USA was using oral polio vaccines up until about 2000. That's the one that shed the virus into sewage and it wouldn't be surprising that you would find it there.
 
2022-08-16 9:15:27 PM  

puckrock2000: ToughActinProlactin: I'm honestly not sure whether I was vaccinated for Polio as a kid. I assume that I was, but I don't have any medical records or family to ask. Not sure if that's something they can do an antibody test for or something, I'm not sure how polio vaccine works, can they check titers for that in adulthood like most vaccines?

If you have any doubt, just ask your PCP for a booster.


Absolutely. I can walk in to a pharmacy and get all the vaccines I need to be up to date for now. Thank God.

I got my primary shots but my parents weren't attentive and I didnt start keeping up with my boosters until I got a wake-up call for Tetanus when I was 23.

Please take advantage of it. I did have a break-through infection of whooping cough when I was a kid, but survived it...which is why all the resistance around Covid vaccines and denial because of breakthrough infections these past two years baffles me.
 
2022-08-17 1:31:54 AM  

silo123j: JFC. Vaccinate your damn kids. Vaccinate yourselves.

goddamm POLIO?

POLIO?

We get what we deserve... but kids do not need to be paralyzed.

godammitsomuch


I need to find out what my personal extremist political talking head's opinion is on this before I decide where my research on the subject will fall. Then I need get on collecting like minded memes for my Facebook postings, so everyone knows I am smarter than they are.
 
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