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Fri May 22, 2020, 06:57 PM

In 1952 less than 58,000 people contracted polio...

in the U.S.

Less than 22,000 of those cases were paralytic.

Parents were terrified their children would contract polio.

In 2020 over 1,600,000 people have contracted Covid in the U.S.

Over 95,000 of those have died.

But remember: Itís all just a hoax.

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Reply In 1952 less than 58,000 people contracted polio... (Original post)
ret5hd May 22 OP
dawg day May 22 #1
leftieNanner May 22 #2
catrose May 22 #7
Laurelin May 23 #16
sandensea May 22 #3
leighbythesea2 May 22 #4
iluvtennis May 22 #6
leighbythesea2 May 22 #8
roamer65 May 22 #12
Squeaky41 May 22 #5
leighbythesea2 May 22 #9
GulfCoast66 May 22 #10
tavernier May 22 #11
denbot May 22 #13
Blue_true May 23 #14
Hermit-The-Prog May 23 #15

Response to ret5hd (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 07:01 PM

1. My mother used to talk about those "polio summers"-

When they closed the swimming pools and cancelled parades.

I bet there weren't too many Trumper types back then, deliberately coughing on people like now. What's the difference? Hmm, maybe the difference between Truman/Eisenhower and Trump.

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Response to ret5hd (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 07:02 PM

2. My Mom

couldn't get my sister and me down to the school auditorium fast enough to get our polio vaccine. I had a friend in kindergarten who had it. She was only mildly disabled, but the images of those rooms full of iron lungs scared the be-jeezus out of all the parents.

We will reach 100,000 deaths by early next week.

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #2)

Fri May 22, 2020, 09:53 PM

7. That was my mother. She was terrified of polio--thought I had it as a baby.

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #2)

Sat May 23, 2020, 04:42 AM

16. My mom

Was a polio nurse during that epidemic. She thought Dr. Salk was a hero.

She went to the Rocky Mountains to nurse polio patients (I have no idea why the Rockies). Years later when we vacationed at Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons we had to fly over the Rockies, rather than drive through them. She refused to go near them because her memories of that time were so terrible. She said she got into an iron lung to see what her patients experienced.

I worry about the doctors and nurses who are dealing with covid patients. And I'm furious with the brainwashed and entitled brats who protest masks and stay at home orders.

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Response to ret5hd (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 07:02 PM

3. But then, we had a real president back then.

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Response to ret5hd (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 08:45 PM

4. In 1950

My mom was one of them. She spent a year in the hospital.
It affected her arms. No arm or shoulder muscle.
Full career. No disability. Not even a handicap sticker.

Die hard Democrat. Jimmy Carter is one of her favorite presidents.

And i heard forever " there, but for the grace of god, go I" regarding the less fortunate. And she wasnt religious.

She has Alzheimer's now and is with me. She hates Trump and mutters every time he is on, then mutes him.

I do enjoy that.

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Response to leighbythesea2 (Reply #4)

Fri May 22, 2020, 09:41 PM

6. One of my things to live by is same as your mom's - " there, but for the grace of god, go I".

and welcome to DU.

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #6)

Fri May 22, 2020, 10:11 PM

8. It has stuck with me

It really is the golden rule.
And thanks!

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Response to leighbythesea2 (Reply #4)

Fri May 22, 2020, 10:43 PM

12. God bless your mom.


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Response to ret5hd (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 09:33 PM

5. Polio

I was among 4 guinea pigs in Maine testing the Salk Vaccine at the time.

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Response to Squeaky41 (Reply #5)

Fri May 22, 2020, 10:12 PM

9. That is

Very interesting!

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Response to ret5hd (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 10:32 PM

10. My dad missed Boys State because it was cancelled that year.

For a boy from a very small town in Louisiana he may have missed a life changing opportunity.

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Response to ret5hd (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 10:36 PM

11. My mom had it, left her with a crippled foot.

She made sure I was the first one in line for the vaccine in our town.

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Response to ret5hd (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 11:51 PM

13. We thought stupid stuff like jumping into really cold water could give you polio..

My cousin Needa was my same age (Iím now 62) had polio. She needed crutches to walk for only very short distances. Needa was a really nice person, beautiful and smart. She passed in her late 20ís early 30ís, from what I cannot remember.

Iím pretty sure anyone in my entire family would at the least laugh at any anti-vaxer, should they be the lucky type.

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Response to ret5hd (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 12:18 AM

14. In approximately two weeks, SAR-COV-2 will be the third deadliest virus

in US history, closing in on #2. By the end of September, only the 1918 Pandemic will be ahead of it.

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Response to ret5hd (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 12:27 AM

15. Somehow, COVID-19 is a global conspiracy because Democrats don't like trump.

I'm not smart enough to figure out how that works.

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