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(Lifehacker)   Are you walking unassisted? Are you in an iron lung? Those are pretty strong hints   (lifehacker.com) divider line
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2022-08-17 9:20:02 AM  
Twice.  Both times at school right after the vaccine came out.  Long before the idiot anti vaxers came around.  Iron Lungs were scary.  Fun fact, the song in Mary Poppins about the spoonful of sugar was inspired by the authors daughter after she got the polio vaccine sugar cube.
 
2022-08-17 9:23:23 AM  
I remember getting the sugar but it wasn't a cube - it was liquid.
 
2022-08-17 10:10:12 AM  
Three times that I know of.

Between the army (where the half dozen immunizations weren't a choice) and having a job that takes me all over the world, my approach to vaccines comes down to three questions...

1. Is there a vaccine available?
2. Am I eligible?
3. Which arm?

/Ditto for the kids. There have been a few "here's an extra birthday present" trips to the doctor's office for them.
 
2022-08-17 10:13:55 AM  
Subby, most people that get Polio never show any signs of infection. Polio is less deadly that Covid.
 
2022-08-17 10:14:33 AM  
Have fun you kids of morons
 
2022-08-17 10:18:12 AM  
Assuming there was no vaccine, and in a world where EVERYONE catches polio at some point.  Having no paralytic polio symptoms would mean in the 99.5-99.9% of people who catch polio but never have paralytic polio. 

It's actually amazing to think we had a crusade to eradicate polio because .1-.5% of people would have be affected in serious ways.  There were definitely good parts to the 1950's mentality that science and chemistry could conquer all.
 
2022-08-17 10:19:00 AM  
Parents made sure we got all the shots so I'm sure I am.

I don't think I personally have proof (it isn't in my yellow vaccine travel booklet thingie AFAIK) but I'm sure it's in my medical records somewhere. Now that I'm thinking about it maybe it is in the yellow thing, I haven't actually looked at it in quite a while so I don't remember exactly what's on it. I assume polio was on the "required" list to get into Cameroon, which is the entire reason I have the yellow thing. I don't remember Europe requiring stuff but maybe that has changed in recent years.
 
2022-08-17 12:10:24 PM  
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Just cause you have to walk around in an iron lung doesn't mean you can't dance.
 
2022-08-17 12:35:21 PM  
Eh, if you're younger than 60, you wouldn't have been likely to have gotten polio if you were one of the few who didn't get the vaccine. If you're younger than 45, not being vaccinated wouldn't really matter as polio had been eradicated in pretty much all first world counties
 
2022-08-17 2:37:45 PM  

DerAppie: Eh, if you're younger than 60, you wouldn't have been likely to have gotten polio if you were one of the few who didn't get the vaccine. If you're younger than 45, not being vaccinated wouldn't really matter as polio had been eradicated in pretty much all first world counties


I guess that's a rationale for refusers to simultaneously repudiate scientific advancement and individuals' roles in public health whiile still reaping all of the benefits of those who don't.

/the people who receive benefits from society while refusing to contribute used to be called assholes
//now they're called strong independents
 
2022-08-18 4:47:32 AM  
Pink syrup on a white plastic spoon (Sabin oral vaccine), grade 6. Honestly, you could have jabbed me with the world's biggest needle and I wouldn't have argued. I knew people with withered limbs, and I was aware of the iron lung cases. Fark that shiat.
 
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