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Will the anti-vaccine group be the next target?

 
 
glitterbag
 
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Reply Wed 15 Apr, 2015 07:11 pm
@boomerang,
I guess there are not enough people still alive who remember the fight against polio. I was very, very young when the first polio vaccine was distributed to the public. I remember the sugar cube delivery system. By the time I got to second grade I had already experienced measles, mumps and chicken pox. I was lucky because I had mild symptoms. Some kids were not so lucky, measles can cause blindness, deafness and can be fatal for small children on chemotherapy.

I had an uncle who contacted diphtheria, the was 2 years older than my dad who contracted rheumatic fever about the same time. Back then (1917-1925) the treatment was bed rest, stay out of school. Both brothers had to skip school for two years. My Dad made a complete recovery, his older brother was left with a severe hearing loss which severely impacted his ability to keep up developmentally. Many children died during that time, the infection just overpowered many.

I still remember pictures of huge wards of children in iron lungs, all because there was no vaccine. It's really a public health issue.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 15 Apr, 2015 07:32 pm
We took shots for polio when I got the vaccine. I believe very strongly in all or most people getting their shots.
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Quehoniaomath
 
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Reply Thu 16 Apr, 2015 08:04 am
@glitterbag,
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I guess there are not enough people still alive who remember the fight against polio. I was very, very young when the first polio vaccine was distributed to the public. I remember the sugar cube delivery system. By the time I got to second grade I had already experienced measles, mumps and chicken pox. I was lucky because I had mild symptoms. Some kids were not so lucky, measles can cause blindness, deafness and can be fatal for small children on chemotherapy.

I had an uncle who contacted diphtheria, the was 2 years older than my dad who contracted rheumatic fever about the same time. Back then (1917-1925) the treatment was bed rest, stay out of school. Both brothers had to skip school for two years. My Dad made a complete recovery, his older brother was left with a severe hearing loss which severely impacted his ability to keep up developmentally. Many children died during that time, the infection just overpowered many.

I still remember pictures of huge wards of children in iron lungs, all because there was no vaccine. It's really a public health issue.



vaccines had nothing to do with that.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 21 May, 2019 08:05 am
@boomerang,
Eight years later? Does this law exist in the state of Oregon? How is the (potential) resistance by antivaxxers been? Especially since, antivaxxers are making a dangerous comeback across the United States?
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