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Old 04-19-2020, 08:20 PM
 
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I remember very well getting the Polio shots (Salk) and then the miracle of the Savin one that if I recall was like a sugary drink. Talk about a miracle!
I remember people who were maybe 10 years older than me who had limps from having had polio.I was born in 53. I just googled and it looks like the Salk one came out in 55.
I do remember my parents telling me that swimming in lakes was feared; salt water was considered safer.
It was on a sugar cube.
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Old 04-20-2020, 05:23 AM
 
Location: Phila & NYC
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My household is doing okay, but it's stressful. As an introvert, I'm not starved for social interaction. I'm working remotely, I have the Internet, Netflix, and my books, movies, and music. I've also been working through a couple of online courses.

The worst is going out for essentials, because there are always some people who aren't following the physical distances protocols like they should. I've had a few people come down the other side of the aisle and not just pass too close, but stop close to me to look at something on the shelves. I'm on top of physical distancing, and it upsets me when somebody potentially endangers my health by getting too close.

As much as my family would like to support the local restaurants that we've enjoyed so much over the years, we've decided to stick with our own groceries for now. We'll consider ordering delivery when we feel like the time is right.
I am seeing a lot of that also. I have been in grocery stores where they have arrows on the floor in the aisles in order to keep everyone headed in the same direction, and there are always those that don't care and ignore. Now that it is mandatory that face coverings are to be worn, I bet you will still see many without.

I am also seeing a lot of kids all ages being out playing together, or hanging out very close. Guess their parents fail to realize even though for the most part kids are not getting sick, they could still be carriers of the virus.
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Old 04-20-2020, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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So the LAST outbreak of swine flu was in 1918????? ROFL I highly doubt that. I was born in 1948. There have been the 1957, 1968, and of course, 2009 Pandemics. No OTHER Flu Outbreaks since then? Pretty sure swine flu has been around since 1918 that my generation has lived through.
Maybe the person meant "the last swine flu pandemic"?

None of those subsequent outbreaks rose to that level, not even the 2009 epidemic.

(Epidemic : pandemic :: severe thunderstorm : EF5 tornado)
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Old 04-20-2020, 06:25 AM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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I am seeing a lot of that also. I have been in grocery stores where they have arrows on the floor in the aisles in order to keep everyone headed in the same direction, and there are always those that don't care and ignore. Now that it is mandatory that face coverings are to be worn, I bet you will still see many without.
I hope not — that's supposed to be an enforceable order.

But I guess I'll see on the next trip to the grocery store.
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Old 04-20-2020, 11:19 AM
 
Location: New York City
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Looks like PA has joined the growing list of states protesting shut down orders...ugh
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Old 04-20-2020, 11:31 AM
 
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Looks like PA has joined the growing list of states protesting shut down orders...ugh
yeah but its until May 8th which is on a Friday

Best news report i heard in weeks
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Old 04-20-2020, 01:17 PM
 
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I remember very well lining up for 3 Sundays in a row to get the vaccine in the sugar cube. Have to wonder if they develop a vaccine for Covid-19 how many will refuse to take it.
Probably a lot. There were , more than likely, no anti- vaxers in the early 1960s. But if we can establish herd immunity, wrt Covid-19, we will probably be okay going forward.
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Old 04-20-2020, 01:25 PM
 
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yeah but its until May 8th which is on a Friday

Best news report i heard in weeks
Regardless of one's opinions on the shutdown, there's no reason to be confident in that date, The Gov has extended the shutdown to at least May 8th. It's a smart tactic not to overwhelm the public but give them shorter, digestible windows knowing that it will likely go well beyond. When that date gets close, move it back another week or two. Remember that the first date was March 30th if I recall correctly.
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Old 04-20-2020, 01:32 PM
 
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I was born in 1948 and remember in elementary school them giving us that sugar cube. However, I also remember in HS the nurse coming around asking us to raise our hands if we NEVER had measles. No hands and She walked out.

That polio sugar cube was my last vaccine; nothing since then. Would I take any COVID vaccine? Nope.
The Salk vaccine became available in 1955. It was an injectable of three shots. I only got the first 2 shots in 1956.
The Sabin oral vaccine was developed in 1957. There were 3 doses orginally. But many people didn't get that until the early 60s. I got it in 1963.

Measles almost killed me 1958.

If you had chicken pox the virus is still inside of you and can "come back" as shingles.
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Old 04-20-2020, 01:38 PM
 
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Looks like PA has joined the growing list of states protesting shut down orders...ugh
It's Tea Party 2.0. Supported by right-wing nutters. It won't have any impact on what Wolf does. Chances are some of them aren't from PA.
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