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There are communities in the U.S. that have lower-than-necessary polio vaccination rates. Because many people have not been vaccinated, there is now a real possibility of a resurgence of polio in the U.S.



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...Unfortunately, even today, there are communities in the U.S. that have lower-than-necessary polio vaccination rates. Because many people have not been vaccinated, there is now a real possibility of a resurgence of polio in the U.S.

As a clinical professor of pharmacy, I train future pharmacists about how vaccines work, their importance and how they prevent diseases.

Public health experts' longstanding concerns over falling vaccination rates rose to the surface when, in July 2022, a man from Rockland County, New York, was diagnosed with polio, the first such diagnosis in the U.S. in nearly a decade. The patient " who developed the severe, paralytic form of the disease " had been exposed to an altered live vaccine strain from overseas.

Then on Sept. 9, 2022, New York declared a state of emergency due to ongoing poliovirus transmission. As of that date, using wastewater surveillance, officials had identified 57 samples of poliovirus in wastewater from four New York counties. More than half of those were detected in the same county where the adult patient is from, just outside New York City.

As a result of the continued poliovirus detection in wastewater, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared that the U.S. now meets the World Health Organization's criteria for "a country with circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus."The U.S. has recorded its first case of polio in the U.S. in nearly a decade....

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-10-04 08:59 PM | Reply

Thank a fat, orange-faced traitor.

#2 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-10-04 09:19 PM | Reply

#2 I doubt Trump had anything to do wirhnthis. For once, anyway. The Hasidic community is terribly anti-vaxxer and the numbers of polio cases in NY center around their communities.I

So it's still conservatives, just not Republicans.

#3 | Posted by RJSquirrel at 2022-10-05 12:57 PM | Reply

The Reich doesn't seemed concerned by facts, or viruses, or science.
They think Geebus will save them.

I say, "Have at, with that..."

#4 | Posted by earthmuse at 2022-10-05 01:02 PM | Reply

I wonder how the Russian trolls will react if America gets damaged to the point that it takes 100 years to rebuild but Russia Burns to the ground in the process?

#5 | Posted by Tor at 2022-10-05 01:33 PM | Reply

Sounds about right more MAGATs going to the way of COVID-19. They are literally winning the too stupid to live award.

#6 | Posted by Enlightened at 2022-10-05 01:35 PM | Reply


He made being an anti-vaxxer "cool" so yes, I put blame on him.

#7 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-10-05 01:48 PM | Reply

Well, ya gotta admit... "America was Great" back when the iron lung was used more often.

Sincerely Yours
The Trumpanzees

#8 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2022-10-05 03:27 PM | Reply

A wheelchair is a good look. See what it did for Greg Abbott's popularity? And you can barely see him in his wheels. We all knew that the whole Covid thing was made up (except for my dead parents, in-laws, brother and two neighbors) so I don't see myself lining up for some polio shot. Not me--I'll be just fine...
-A certain breed of dolt

#9 | Posted by catdog at 2022-10-05 03:36 PM | Reply

Sorry about your parents.

"Alone in the world was a little CatDog."

Too soon?

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-10-05 04:18 PM | Reply

Where are you guys getting a Trump/antivax connection? Because that never happened.

Have this from a nice liberal source-

"Harris continues to peddle anti-vax conspiracy theories and undermine the public's confidence in the coming coronavirus vaccine.

Despite overwhelming testimony from top public health officials that the coronavirus vaccine will be safe and effective, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are spreading fear, fueling anti-vax conspiracy theories, and actively trying to undermine the public's confidence in a vaccine.

When CNN asked Kamala Harris if she would take the vaccine once it's approved, she refused to answer: "Well, I think that's going to be an issue for all of us. I will say that I would not trust Donald Trump."

September 6, 2020: Kamala Harris says "I think that's going to be an issue" when asked if she would get an approved coronavirus vaccine.

July 28, 2020: Joe Biden suggests the coronavirus vaccine won't be "real" and may not be "safe."

August 6, 2020: Biden says the vaccine is "not likely to go through all the tests that needs to be and the trials that are needed to be done."

September 3, 2020: Biden asks "Who's going to take the shot? Are you going to be the first one to say sign me up?"

September 7, 2020: Biden said he would take the coronavirus vaccine "only if we knew all of what went into it."

#11 | Posted by facthunt at 2022-10-06 01:40 PM | Reply

Humanity should forget the things we try to remember (like religion and astrology) and remember the triumphs of the past. Think of all the polio kids that needlessly suffered. Oh well, people want some lame empowerment over their kid's life just to be different. There are better strings to pull.

#12 | Posted by Brennnn at 2022-10-06 04:19 PM | Reply

It's unfair to all the people who died of polio to cure it for others.

#13 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-10-06 04:22 PM | Reply

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