Tag Archives: cholera

Remember Polio – I do. If you don’t vaccinate, you may know it too.

Millions live today without having to fear many diseases because of past vaccination campaigns. Blindly fearing vaccinations out of love and fear for your your children can cause more harm for all children. Life is not easy and there are no guarantees but without vaccinations many children will die or be permanently harmed by what could have been prevented.

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As a child of the 1950s I well remember a time when American kids by the tens of thousands were still being crippled – and sometimes killed – by polio. In the 1950s, the fear of polio was palpable across the nation.

There were hospital wards filled with polio-paralyzed children trapped in iron lungs (a grim technology many younger adults have no memory of), which were used to keep them alive.

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Pandemics more likely in today’s 24/7 world – Haiti is flashpoint #1!

Used to be that when we wanted to ignore the impact of disease and starvation someplace – we could and not worry about it effecting anything more than our morals/ethics. When 450 people who attend a wedding in the Dominican Republic – get cholera that came from Haiti – and then are in Venezuela, Spain, Canada, USA and Mexico within 24 hours – get the picture? Help Haiti – because we should and to protect ourselves as well.

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Spreading cholera, maybe polio: Now will we care about Haiti?

The confirmed cholera and possible polio cases underline, one more time, that infectious diseases do not respect borders — as China found out during SARS and Nigeria when it refused polio vaccination. For as long as Haiti suffers these post-earthquake epidemics, there will be a risk of those epidemics traveling to the rest of the world.

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