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Fri Sep 17, 2021, 06:31 AM

Talking with a nurse practitioner about the Covid vaccine

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I stopped yesterday to pick up negative Covid results that the school needs for our sixteen year old son to return today. And the nurse practitioner in us talking commented in remembering her childhood, when they came to her school to give the polio vaccine she either mentioned vaccine in salt or sugar cubes. She said that nobody complained the parents were ok in what she remembers and today we have mass ignorance.

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Reply Talking with a nurse practitioner about the Covid vaccine (Original post)
Duncanpup Sep 17 OP
Skittles Sep 17 #1
Lochloosa Sep 17 #2
calimary Sep 17 #5
IngridsLittleAngel Sep 17 #26
Skittles Sep 17 #30
bucolic_frolic Sep 17 #3
pazzyanne Sep 17 #4
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Sep 17 #6
Hugh_Lebowski Sep 17 #16
no_hypocrisy Sep 17 #8
wnylib Sep 17 #15
Aristus Sep 17 #27
ratchiweenie Sep 17 #28
griloco Sep 17 #7
SergeStorms Sep 17 #20
TNNurse Sep 17 #9
Arkansas Granny Sep 17 #10
wcollar Sep 17 #11
ratchiweenie Sep 17 #29
druidity33 Sep 17 #32
Just_Vote_Dem Sep 17 #12
bronxiteforever Sep 17 #13
Chin music Sep 17 #17
appleannie1 Sep 17 #14
bucolic_frolic Sep 17 #18
appleannie1 Sep 17 #23
JustABozoOnThisBus Sep 17 #25
Chin music Sep 17 #19
UGADawg Sep 17 #21
Deminpenn Sep 17 #31
ChazInAz Sep 17 #22
Hortensis Sep 17 #24

Response to Duncanpup (Original post)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 06:35 AM

1. I am absolutely sick of them

and these assholes have the NERVE to call themselves "pro-life"? They think masking is tyranny but making medical decisions for women is A-OK? FUCK THESE HYPOCRITES, ENOUGH ALREADY.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 06:41 AM

2. I'm right there with you Skittles. I have no more fucks to give them.

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Response to Lochloosa (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 07:18 AM

5. I'm right there with you both.

Tired of these stupid schmucks who are doing nothing but trying to drag all the rest of us down into ruin.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 10:36 AM

26. I'm beyond sick of them

I absolutely lost my shit the other night with someone I consider to be like family to me. I got tired of 18 months of whining about staying at home, masks, and now vaccines and vaccination cards/passports. I got tired of hearing about their "freedumbs" and how this "isn't a free country if they have to prove their vaccinated".

I'd spent the last few days having a potential COVID scare with my 75 year old, high-risk, vaccinated dad, who has more than enough health problems without the fucking Drumpf Plague. Fortunately, his test came back negative.

I'd spent the last few days stressed out and worked up over the Sore Loserman recall attempt her in CA.

I have my own damned shit I'd like to do and deal with as far as doctors are concerned, and it's all in a holding pattern because "You can't tell me what to do! My freedumbs!" FUCK YOUR FREEDOMS, as Howard Stern got pissed off enough to recently say.

I'm not happy with myself, but, enough is enough. A person's patience and sanity has limits, and mine finally got tried. Yeah, I wish I'd been a little less vulgar and hostile in speaking up, but, damnit to hell!

Yeah, this person is a die-hard Drumpf Humper too. What a shock, eh? It's been nothing for 10 months now about stolen elections and "taking back our country" and acting like they're the ultimate victim of COVID.

That said, you say it so well, and with so few words. "Pro-life" my ass - they sure don't care about any of our lives. And whine about tyranny and fascism over masks and vaccines, while telling women, transpeople and everyone else they hate what the hell they can do with their bodies.

Fuck these hypocrites, yes indeed. Someone needs to teach them that their rights end where ours begin.

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Response to IngridsLittleAngel (Reply #26)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 05:23 PM

30. good for you

we have to make these people understand we are DONE with them and their petty whining - they are a THREAT to the public health and need to be treated as such.....make life difficult for them because THAT is what they have been doing to US

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Response to Duncanpup (Original post)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 06:50 AM

3. Yes i remember the sugar cubes

In our locale it was given at local schools. Mine was an elementary school, two doses a couple weeks apart I think. Sugar cube given in a small paper cup like you they dispense ketchup in a Wendy's today. It was no biggie, no one complained. Ever.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 07:11 AM

4. + 1 nt

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 07:18 AM

6. We did the entire junior high school in one day.

Line up classroom by classroom, walk to the cafeteria, get our sugar cubes and go back to class. No muss, no fuss, no anti-vaxxers screaming about their "rights." Just working together as a nationwide community to eliminate this horrible pandemic and put Jerry Lewis out of a job. If I never hear "You'll Never Walk Alone" again, it will be too soon.

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Response to LastLiberal in PalmSprings (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 08:22 AM

16. Jerry Lewis' thing was muscular dystrophy I'm pretty sure (nt)

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 07:22 AM

8. I was in kindergarten.

Our teacher talked to us about the vaccine.

And my family took me to the high school gym (which seemed enormous to me) to come to a small card table. Our school nurse, dressed in a starched white nurse's uniform, was there to hand out the sugar cubes. I felt that I was being accepted as part of the community by taking the vaccine.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 08:08 AM

15. Same here. Sugsr cubes in a cup,

given out at our nrighborhood elementary school. Parents not only did not object, but made sure their kids got their cubes. They were relieved to have their chikdten protected from the higly feared polio virus.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 10:49 AM

27. I remember that!

My Dad was in the Army at the time, so all of our health needs were met by the post's medical units. A big auditorium with aluminum-frame-and-cloth dividers, and enlisted medical personnel in bright white scrubs. I was taken behind a divider, and a medical technician handed me that ribbed paper cup and said "Drink this".

I looked in the cup to see a pink sugar cube. It was solid, so I wondered why he told me to drink it, but I did. I was six or so. Back then, we were raised to trust experts in a particular field. No AM hate radio bellowing bullshit twenty-four hours a day. We did what was necessary for our good and the common good.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 12:28 PM

28. I started school in 1955 and my parents were terrified of polio. Not only were they not opposed,

they were so grateful and relieved when they came to our schools to vaccinate everyone. I went to school with kids that had had polio and we were all scared back then.

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Response to Duncanpup (Original post)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 07:21 AM

7. Well, I complained. Vociferously!

Then again, I was 6 and didn't want a needle.. .

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Response to griloco (Reply #7)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 08:49 AM

20. Needle here too.

Reading about all the little snowflakes here and their "sugar cubes".

I remember kids fainting from fright because they'd never been inoculated before. Boys more than girls, if I remember correctly. I was so proud of myself because I took the shot and didn't even flinch.

It was quite the scene. It was in the Home Economics classroom, a domain very few boys had ever seen before. I'm guessing the year was 1955?

Jeebus.....I'm old.

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Response to Duncanpup (Original post)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 07:50 AM

9. If only some of these anti-vaxxers had parents

who were too ignorant to take vaccines....well these anti-vaxxers would not exist. Their parents would have died in iron lungs before they could reproduce.

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Response to Duncanpup (Original post)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 07:52 AM

10. We got our polio vaccine via injection. The sugar cube came later.

In our rural area, students (and their younger siblings) from several schools traveled to one location where the shots were given by the county health nurse.

No one complained and I don't remember anyone in our school refusing to vaccinate.

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Response to Duncanpup (Original post)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 07:56 AM

11. Death Rate from Covid far exceeds that of Polio

Worst year for deaths from Polio in the U.S. was about 3,200.
Compare that to what Covid has done.

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Response to wcollar (Reply #11)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 12:30 PM

29. While that's true, polio left many kids crippled for life. It was very nasty and scary.

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Response to ratchiweenie (Reply #29)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 09:50 PM

32. Unfortunately, Covid will do that too...

mostly in adults, true. But yeah, permanently disabled.


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Response to Duncanpup (Original post)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 07:58 AM

12. They didn't have 40 or more years

Of relentless propagandizing by the right wing

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Response to Duncanpup (Original post)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 08:00 AM

13. I got the sugar cube! Jonas Salk was a hero.

Today he would be hated by 30% of the Country.

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Response to Duncanpup (Original post)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 08:02 AM

14. When polio vaccine first came out it was in shot form.

Nurses went to every school and all the classrooms lined up and received their shot. If I remember correctly, it was 3 shots. It was a number of years later that the oral vaccine was perfected and then students got that in sugar cubes. I was in grade school when I got my series of shots around 1955. No one complained.

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Response to appleannie1 (Reply #14)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 08:24 AM

18. I didn't know that, thanks for posting

I am confused by the absence of my older sibling at the sugar cubes. Mom and Dad were there, though.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #18)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 09:35 AM

23. Here is the history of the polio vaccine.

I went to grade school in the Pgh area so was among some of the first in the nation to receive it. It must have been 54. I was close.

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/children-receive-first-polio-vaccine

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Response to appleannie1 (Reply #23)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 10:26 AM

25. I was in grade school in NY (Long Island), and was "volunteered" for the field test ...

... of the Salk vaccine. "Polio Pioneer" was the label for us Guinea Pigs. After the trial, we were informed that I got the vaccine, not the placebo, so didn't have to join the mass injection program in schools.

Later, got the Sabin vaccine on a sugar cube. I don't know if that was necessary, but I don't remember being given an option. Eat a sugar cube, kid. Ok, if I have to.

I felt a great sense of relief after getting the second Moderna this spring.

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Response to appleannie1 (Reply #14)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 08:54 AM

21. The second dose (Saban dose) was sugar cubes....

I was glad not to have to get a shot.

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Response to appleannie1 (Reply #14)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 05:38 PM

31. 3 shots

Recently learned that each shot was for one of the three different strains of polio.

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Response to Duncanpup (Original post)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 09:05 AM

22. I had polio around '53

It was a mild case that left me weakened, but mobile. Not graceful, but I got around in my own gallumphing manner. Budapest's crumbling Socialist regime wasn't particularly interested later in supplying the Salk vaccine to the lower nomenklatura like us, or to the proles in general. (Sound familiar?) The family emigrated from Hungary in late November of '56, in a big hurry. (Other unpleasantries were happening in Budapest, at the time.)
Despite having had the disease, I got the Salk shot upon arrival. I remember being confused by the whole business. My English wasn't good enough to understand what was going on.

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Response to Duncanpup (Original post)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 10:12 AM

24. This "mass ignorance" is an insurrectionary resistance.

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