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Sounds like the conspiracy theorists are at it again. Anti-vaxxers are solely responsible for the polio outbreak.
you know that polio vaccines only cause illness if someone with an immune problem gets the vaccine and can't finish off the weakened virus and it becomes an infection
while some immune issues in America aren't anyone's fault, most kids these days stay indoors and get so fat they essentially damage or destroy their immune systems. we only have ourselves to blame. don't believe me? look up the hygeine hypothesis
 

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I always get my flu shot and make sure mom (97) gets hers too. We've also had 5 covid shots now including the updated one. And, after I got my pneumonia vaccine I stopped getting bronchitis every year too. Other than a cold once in a while mom never gets sick, so I plan on sticking with what works.
 

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I always get my flu shot and make sure mom (97) gets hers too. We've also had 5 covid shots now including the updated one. And, after I got my pneumonia vaccine I stopped getting bronchitis every year too. Other than a cold once in a while mom never gets sick, so I plan on sticking with what works.
my mother no longer gets the flu shot because she is no longer alive 🤣
 

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I'm sorry for your loss. I know I'm lucky to still have mine, although sometimes she's a challenge.
They did not have a good relationship with their mother. It’s not really a loss for them judging from their laughing emoji.
 

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"Smallpox was eradicated (eliminated from the world) in 1980. Since then, there haven’t been any recorded cases of smallpox."

- The Cleveland Clinic
 

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Yes, I know that covid shots can cause rare diseases or side effects. But, I don't know much about the flu. I guess it is possible since the Polio epidemic in the northeast right now is said to have started from a polio vaccine.
I doubted this initially, but you're right about the Polio epidemic. It was initially introduced by someone who received an oral vaccine abroad, and then it spread to unvaccinated individuals in the NY area:

"In July, public-health officials confirmed the first case of polio in New York State in close to a decade. The infected individual was unvaccinated for polio, contrary to New York’s recommended childhood vaccine schedule and school requirements.

The patient seems to have been infected with a vaccine-derived strain of polio, which means they were likely infected by someone who received an oral vaccine (via mouth drops) abroad (the U.S. retired oral vaccines in 2000, and currently administers them through injection). The oral vaccine uses an active (albeit weakened) virus, whereas the injection uses inactive virus; this means that people who receive the oral vaccine can occasionally infect unvaccinated individuals."
 

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I doubted this initially, but you're right about the Polio epidemic. It was initially introduced by someone who received an oral vaccine abroad, and then it spread to unvaccinated individuals in the NY area:

"In July, public-health officials confirmed the first case of polio in New York State in close to a decade. The infected individual was unvaccinated for polio, contrary to New York’s recommended childhood vaccine schedule and school requirements.

The patient seems to have been infected with a vaccine-derived strain of polio, which means they were likely infected by someone who received an oral vaccine (via mouth drops) abroad (the U.S. retired oral vaccines in 2000, and currently administers them through injection). The oral vaccine uses an active (albeit weakened) virus, whereas the injection uses inactive virus; this means that people who receive the oral vaccine can occasionally infect unvaccinated individuals."
just like I said right here:
you know that polio vaccines only cause illness if someone with an immune problem gets the vaccine and can't finish off the weakened virus and it becomes an infection
while some immune issues in America aren't anyone's fault, most kids these days stay indoors and get so fat they essentially damage or destroy their immune systems. we only have ourselves to blame. don't believe me? look up the hygeine hypothesis
personally, I love me a good disease outbreak! I am the god of chaos
 

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