Saturday, February 14, 2015

I Got My Vacinations

I got all my vaccinations as a child in the 60's: polio, tetanus, and smallpox..  Born in 1958, society had yet to invent cures for some diseases such as measles--whatever 1 made you get spot on your skin.  When I got that, children from as far as 5 blocks came to play with my train sets, almost all of Milwaukee it seemed.

This got us all sick at the same time so the mothers could go back to 3 martini book and bridge clubs in the afternoons.  Seems to my memory now the pox had come upon us because red spots which itched bedeviled us, which we could not scratch.

Fun times.

Nevertheless, eradicating certain diseases through developing vaccines stands among the greatest achievements of he 2th century, akin to men landing on the moon.  Now--because of hubris, stupidity, idiots who believe anything they read on the Internet as gospel truth--such idiots have eliminated the benefits of herd immunity.
The United States experienced a record number of measles cases during 2014, with 644 cases from 27 states reported to CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD). This is the greatest number of cases since measles elimination was documented in the U.S. in 2000.
These people have largely taken us back to the technology or lack thereof to the horse powered buggies of the Amish;'[In this country the [The US], the biggest outbreak is centered in the Amish community in Ohio, where many of the residents are unvaccinated, the CDC reported. In Virginia, two cases were confirmed earlier this month."

So hell yes, bn unvacinated kids from schools, ban 'em from boy and girl scouts, and ban them viewing parades.

I got my vaccines.

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