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I'm an old. So old that MMR vax didn't exist when I was a kid. In fact the only vax that I could have were for polio and smallpox. So I had all those childhood illnesses. Measles left me hearing-impaired. That shizz is for life. And it only gets worse as I get older.

Measles can kill. It can lead to encephalitis. It can leave people blind. Measles has consequences. It is also highly contagious.

What irks me the most about these mo-rons is that they've never seen the disaster that these childhood illnesses can wreak because you can bet their parents vaccinated them.

Grrr.

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With measles on the rise in Florida because of the idiocy of the so-called surgeon general (also referred to as a QUACK), let's hope and pray that infantile paralysis, or even the other major killers of children do not come back - unless of course, parents in those states enjoy playing vaccine Russian Roulette with their children's lives. Perhaps pictures like the one posted here should be on billboards across the US advertising what the lack of vaccination for polio did to those of my generation and before. This is not a matter of religious preference, it is a LIFE and DEATH business. These diseases kill, maim, sterilize, and debilitate people. Vaccinations save lives. Get them.

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In all fairness I think what New Hamster is saying here is when it comes to killing school kids, why should bullets have all the fun?

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My dad had polio when it was spreading like wildfire in the early '50s, I think he was about 10 or so; while he didn't have any visible lasting effects, one of his friends ended up in an iron lung. Then, 40 years later he suddenly started having weakness and pain in his joints and muscles and was diagnosed with post-polio syndrome. Twenty-five years on (and now in his early 80s), he's having a real struggle getting around—but only because he hasn't continued to exercise like his doctor advised. Instead, he's content to whine about how his hips hurt (he's had both replaced) while he sits in front of Fox News 24/7 so he knows he can blame it and everything else on the Democrats or something...

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Some charter school could advertise that they require the vaccine documentation for enrollment and then sit back and beat away the terrified parents with a stick.

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MMR is for Measles, Mumps, and Rubella. My sibs and I got all of those diseases as kids (plus chicken pox of course). Mumps was ugly and uncomfortable plus we worried my bro would become sterile.

The only time I ever had a seizure was due to measles. We knew a kid who wore a leg brace due to having had polio.

Some of these diseases vary in severity a lot. My sister's 3 kids got chicken pox and for 2 of them it was pretty mild but for the 3rd it was fairly horrendous ... all over her body.

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I think most of us of a certain age had them same experiences. Not the bad measles, though, just the mild version (German measles?). Although, I managed to get whooping cough even though I had that vaccine too. So should I start yelling that it doesn’t work and tell people to do their own research?! No, because I’m not A Idiot.

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I could also see a policy that any child (and subsequent parent) with no proof of vaccination is reported to all other parents so they can act accordingly. If parents have the right to not protect their own children through vaccines, then OTHER parents have the right to protect THEIR children from THOSE children...Its a two way street...your rights end where mine begin. Its that simple...

And here's the extra layer of bullshit...The VAST majority of these 'parents' who refuse to vaccinate their children were THEMSELVES vaccinated by their parents...Connect the fucking dots ya idjits!

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If a person's child gets a disease because of an unvaccinated child then that parent should sue the crap out of the anti vax parent. That will stop this nonsense. Hit them in the pocket book and they will get the shots or stay out of the school system.

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exactly...the might not have to show proof of vaccination a SCHOOL but they sure as fuck would have to in a court of law

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when the first polio vaccine was approved, my mother cried . . . she now knew her children likely wouldn't face a future in an iron lung.

she was a nurse and volunteered to shoot every kid they put in front of her . . . she was an Army nurse (a captain, to boot) and ran kids through so fast they didn't have time to cry!

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My mom is gone now, but she and her age group were scared shitless in the 1930s. Everyone knew someone who had died. One day a person would disappear and then never be spoken of again. I am glad she did not live to see this.

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My mom remembers waiting in a LONG line at the doctors office in the small town in SW Virginia where she grew up on the day it was available there...

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And once again I wish a very [redacted] on Andrew Wakefield

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Oh boy, I can’t wait until children start dying from easily preventable diseases! It’s almost like there was a reason for mandates in the first place!

Edited to add: my grandmother had polio when she was pregnant with my mother. Her right leg was permanently damaged and is still giving her trouble at the age of ninety-five. Yet I never even thought about polio growing up. Weird.

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Ta, Gary, but MMR does not include vaccination against polio. MMR is measles, mumps, rubella. I had them all; measles nearly killed me. Three years later, the vaccine was introduced. Our polio vaccine (given to us at school) was administered via sugar cube. A few years later, I took my first LSD trip with a different sugar cube.

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I've suffered hearing loss my whole life from measles. It was horrific.

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I'm so sorry. My windows were blacked out with heavy quilts so I would not go blind. I was overly sensitive to sunlight for decades after, but got over it eventually. If my mother, of blessed and cursed memory, had not been a nurses aide during WWII I would be dead.

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I feel like this is all an effort to destroy public education.

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Live Free and (your kids) Die.

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Correct. Live Free and Kill Your Kids! Same as Covid. Dumbfks never learn. But hey got mah FREEDUMB!

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Apr 22·edited Apr 22

The message of this is important and well stated. However, you do lose some credibility when you state that the MMR has anything to do with polio.

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Apr 22·edited Apr 22

The people of Cow Hampster aren't very bright! Lot's of one-toothed folks with very low educations. They do have UNH there, and a few other smaller Colleges (Dartmouth, Keene St., Colby, St. Anselm (where Trump gave 2 speech's)). But many of those who are educated travel over the MA line to work in the Tech industry here and they don't have to pay state or sales taxes there. Which only means the infections will spread to MA, ME & VT. Great! Just Great!

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"Lot's", and "low education in the same sentence. Priceless! Aaaa! "Speech's"! You're killing me here!

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I somehow missed the part of the Constitution which guarantees your right to spread communicable diseases. Can anyone point it out?

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Considering Washington forced his men to get the smallpox vaccine, I bet they were afraid to put it in.

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Maybe it's in the Bible? I've never read much of that book.

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