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(Medpage Today)   Guys, guys, there's no reason to panic over polio arriving from Israel, we already have vaccines that can fix everything. Why are you looking at me like that?   (medpagetoday.com) divider line
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2022-08-16 3:45:38 PM  
Had the sugar cube in the '60s- wonder if I'm still immune?
 
2022-08-16 5:07:26 PM  
FTFA: "I can't stress this point enough: high vaccination rates are required for resiliency."

I can't stress this point enough: high vaccination rates are required for resiliency.

I can't stress this point enough: high vaccination rates are required for resiliency.

I can't stress this point enough: high vaccination rates are required for resiliency.

I can't stress this point enough: high vaccination rates are required for resiliency.
 
2022-08-16 5:19:09 PM  
What are the vaccination rates like among Palestinians? If they have had their polio shots they might just inherit the earth, or at least the "holy land" portion of it.
 
2022-08-16 5:24:34 PM  

skybird659: Had the sugar cube in the '60s- wonder if I'm still immune?


I believe so. Unlike the Salk vaccine that used a dead virus and took four shots, the Sabin version uses a weaken live virus and doesn't require boosters.
 
2022-08-16 5:26:19 PM  
You know, maybe the idiots among us need to see their own kids in iron lungs again to finally get it. Sucks for the kids, but nothing else seems to be swaying them.
 
2022-08-16 5:29:50 PM  
dam frikkin' Jewish laser beams
 
2022-08-16 5:43:15 PM  

natazha: skybird659: Had the sugar cube in the '60s- wonder if I'm still immune?

I believe so. Unlike the Salk vaccine that used a dead virus and took four shots, the Sabin version uses a weaken live virus and doesn't require boosters.


Thank you! Between 2 covid, 2 boosters, shingles and flu shot, I think my blood has more antibodies than bodies! Lol!
 
2022-08-16 5:45:35 PM  

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2022-08-16 5:53:40 PM  
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2022-08-16 6:32:45 PM  

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2022-08-16 7:03:27 PM  

natazha: skybird659: Had the sugar cube in the '60s- wonder if I'm still immune?

I believe so. Unlike the Salk vaccine that used a dead virus and took four shots, the Sabin version uses a weaken live virus and doesn't require boosters.


That was a fun one to get, and to be told about. Sitting in the doctor's chair, getting repeatedly stabbed for a bunch of boosters, and suddenly he hands over a little vial and says, "drink this." Fearing the worst, you cautiously give it a sip, and are happy when it's sweet and delicious. Ask him, "hey, what's this?" His reply? "It's Polio."

Now, as a little kid, I just assumed he meant "it's for Polio." Nah, kid, it's straight-up Polio in sugar water. You'll be fine.
 
2022-08-16 7:51:25 PM  
There's a weird epidemiological side story about polio, which had afflicted humans for thousands of years, but which only reached epidemic proportions in the late 19th and early 20th century. That was the interval during which the germ theory of disease was gradually gaining acceptance, and those of high-born families (e.g., the Roosevelts) became early adopters of sanitation practices (hand-washing, separation of elimination activities from food prep activities, that sort of thing). Before then, polio still infected people, but poliomyelitis competed with hundreds of other pathogens, with plenty of people (usually children) dying of other, more potent diseases well before they could be infected by polio.

So all that changed in the 1910s with broad US adoption of sanitation laws, into the 1920s, such that adults who had been brought up as children in that "cleaner" time became adults in an age where polio had an advantage over other pathogens, and so the 1940s and 1950s saw an "unprecedented epidemic" of polio cases.

But FDR, born in 1882, had the bad luck to have grown up among those early sanitation believers, yet still in a dirty world, and is supposed to have acquired polio in the early 1920s.
 
2022-08-16 8:17:32 PM  

KerwoodDerby: There's a weird epidemiological side story about polio, which had afflicted humans for thousands of years, but which only reached epidemic proportions in the late 19th and early 20th century.


Part of this is also that people were perpetually and routinely exposed to polio in prior times. When the average peasant was "covered in shiat" (to quote the Monty Python sketch), poorer sanitation of the time resulted in constant exposure to the virus, which enhanced a natural immunity within the population.

During the 19th and 20th century, we had better sewage and clean water supplies. Insert the Mel Brooks "History of the World" clip about plumbing ("Pipe the SHIAT right out of your house!) We reduced childhood exposure to the disease, and thus reduced immunity. We pushed the age of exposure to years when paralysis was more likely.
 
2022-08-16 10:05:16 PM  

skybird659: natazha: skybird659: Had the sugar cube in the '60s- wonder if I'm still immune?

I believe so. Unlike the Salk vaccine that used a dead virus and took four shots, the Sabin version uses a weaken live virus and doesn't require boosters.

Thank you! Between 2 covid, 2 boosters, shingles and flu shot, I think my blood has more antibodies than bodies! Lol!


I'm at 2x J&J, Flu, 1x Pfizer. Next flu will be after Sept 1st when the annual program kicks off.

And if the stars align tonight at midnight, I might be able to schedule Monkeypox, Meningococcal, and Hep A for all at once at the end of the month. Local county DoH opens appts on a rolling 2 week schedule.

I'm also understanding now that because of my increased international travel, and being 40+, I should consider a measles booster.

I figure when I go in for everything at the end of the month, I'll bring my WHO/CDC yellow book...Wait!?! Is that a vaccine passport?!?! Heavens. But yeah, I'll let a medico take a look and see if they suggest anything else.
 
2022-08-16 10:34:20 PM  

jclaggett: skybird659: natazha: skybird659: Had the sugar cube in the '60s- wonder if I'm still immune?

I believe so. Unlike the Salk vaccine that used a dead virus and took four shots, the Sabin version uses a weaken live virus and doesn't require boosters.

Thank you! Between 2 covid, 2 boosters, shingles and flu shot, I think my blood has more antibodies than bodies! Lol!

I'm at 2x J&J, Flu, 1x Pfizer. Next flu will be after Sept 1st when the annual program kicks off.

And if the stars align tonight at midnight, I might be able to schedule Monkeypox, Meningococcal, and Hep A for all at once at the end of the month. Local county DoH opens appts on a rolling 2 week schedule.

I'm also understanding now that because of my increased international travel, and being 40+, I should consider a measles booster.

I figure when I go in for everything at the end of the month, I'll bring my WHO/CDC yellow book...Wait!?! Is that a vaccine passport?!?! Heavens. But yeah, I'll let a medico take a look and see if they suggest anything else.


I bet the can come up with SOMETHING that you missed! Good luck!
 
2022-08-17 12:36:50 AM  
Today, I found out that an older child that I have been working with has not been vaccinated against jack - not even polio. I flipped out a little.
 
2022-08-17 7:45:29 AM  
It's the haredi again...
 
2022-08-17 9:03:33 AM  

skybird659: jclaggett: skybird659: natazha: skybird659: Had the sugar cube in the '60s- wonder if I'm still immune?

I believe so. Unlike the Salk vaccine that used a dead virus and took four shots, the Sabin version uses a weaken live virus and doesn't require boosters.

Thank you! Between 2 covid, 2 boosters, shingles and flu shot, I think my blood has more antibodies than bodies! Lol!

I'm at 2x J&J, Flu, 1x Pfizer. Next flu will be after Sept 1st when the annual program kicks off.

And if the stars align tonight at midnight, I might be able to schedule Monkeypox, Meningococcal, and Hep A for all at once at the end of the month. Local county DoH opens appts on a rolling 2 week schedule.

I'm also understanding now that because of my increased international travel, and being 40+, I should consider a measles booster.

I figure when I go in for everything at the end of the month, I'll bring my WHO/CDC yellow book...Wait!?! Is that a vaccine passport?!?! Heavens. But yeah, I'll let a medico take a look and see if they suggest anything else.

I bet the can come up with SOMETHING that you missed! Good luck!


Dad was USAF, and we were stationed in both Greece and Germany. So I had quite an extensive vaccination history. But yeah, we shall see.
 
2022-08-17 9:22:22 AM  

jclaggett: skybird659: jclaggett: skybird659: natazha: skybird659: Had the sugar cube in the '60s- wonder if I'm still immune?

I believe so. Unlike the Salk vaccine that used a dead virus and took four shots, the Sabin version uses a weaken live virus and doesn't require boosters.

Thank you! Between 2 covid, 2 boosters, shingles and flu shot, I think my blood has more antibodies than bodies! Lol!

I'm at 2x J&J, Flu, 1x Pfizer. Next flu will be after Sept 1st when the annual program kicks off.

And if the stars align tonight at midnight, I might be able to schedule Monkeypox, Meningococcal, and Hep A for all at once at the end of the month. Local county DoH opens appts on a rolling 2 week schedule.

I'm also understanding now that because of my increased international travel, and being 40+, I should consider a measles booster.

I figure when I go in for everything at the end of the month, I'll bring my WHO/CDC yellow book...Wait!?! Is that a vaccine passport?!?! Heavens. But yeah, I'll let a medico take a look and see if they suggest anything else.

I bet the can come up with SOMETHING that you missed! Good luck!

Dad was USAF, and we were stationed in both Greece and Germany. So I had quite an extensive vaccination history. But yeah, we shall see.


Good luck and may your poor arm survive!
 
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