The Salk vaccine was first tested on "disposable children."
"Salk and team, with the support of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, began its first tests on humans of their killed-virus polio vaccine. The subjects were resident children in institutions for the physically and intellectually disabled. Salk tested vaccine for all three strains of polio, some in combination, and some on their own.
Their findings showed that vaccine recipients produced antibodies to the virus type in the vaccine they were given. Salk’s results provided some evidence on which to base larger trials."
Michigan's virus stats are meaningless. On June 7 I started keeping track of the number of added deaths on the Michigan site because it just didn't seem right to me that every few days a bunch of new deaths were added, in addition to the daily deaths. Below is the report from yesterday, to me it makes no sense.
Total Confirmed Cases
Total COVID-19 Deaths
Daily Confirmed Cases
Daily COVID-19 Deaths
*During a data quality assessment review of deaths, manual data entry errors were discovered, leading to a decrease of 16 in the cumulative death total. The errors in death ascertainment occurred during local case investigations and involved mistakenly indicating individuals as being deceased who were not. This adjustment affects the cumulative death totals for impacted counties and statewide. Reviews are being conducted as part of ongoing efforts to ensure data quality and accurate case and death reporting in Michigan.
Social contagions seem to abound in this day and age.
Wikipedia: Behavioral contagion or social contagion is a type of social influence. It refers to the propensity for a person to copy a certain behavior of others who are either in the vicinity, or whom they have been exposed to.
One of my very own granddaughters has been severely infected and I see no hope for her in the future. She is a 22 year old university student. I am crushed.
When I was young, not long before "under God" was added to the Pledge of Allegiance on Flag Day in 1954, we recited the Pledge each morning in school. The Gideons distributed small bibles in school. An American flag was in each schoolroom. Fresh out of WWII patriotism abounded. A bit later I was required to memorize and recite Lincoln's Gettysburg Address in history class.
My next door neighbor is a Vietnam POW veteran and flies the American Flag in both his front and back yards. He is proud to have served his country. He suffers greatly from Agent Orange problems.
Home schooling in the olden days before the internet allowed me to get an education even though I had many, many orthopedic surgeries and recovery time was usually 3 months in casts. The school district provided what they called a home bound teacher (we never once tied her up). She visited me twice per week for about 1 hour. I graduated from a brick and mortar high school on time and with good grades.
My point here is that I feel children in this day and age should have no problem keeping up with their studies. I agree that the best case scenario would be for them to be in a classroom setting.
I am subscribed on Youtube to several channels who home school their children and they appear to be advanced for their ages.
How many of you have a smallpox vaccination scar? Mine is high on my hip, most people's are on their upper arm/shoulder. I believe it was required before attending kindergarten back in the day. By 1971 my daughter's pediatrician did not require it.
Smallpox was an infectious disease caused by one of two virus variants, Variola major and Variola minor. The last naturally occurring case was diagnosed in October 1977, and the World Health Organization (WHO) certified the global eradication of the disease in 1980. The risk of death following contracting the disease was about 30%, with higher rates among babies. Often those who survived had extensive scarring of their skin, and some were left blind.
Will I take a Chinese virus vaccine if/when it first comes out? Probably not. Here's why: In 1950 at age five I became a polio paraplegic, before the vaccine. In 1954 clinical trials began using the Salk vaccine. In 1955 a nightmare happened, called The Cutter Incident.
"In April 1955 more than 200 000 children in five Western and mid-Western USA states received a polio vaccine in which the process of inactivating the live virus proved to be defective. Within days there were reports of paralysis and within a month the first mass vaccination programme against polio had to be abandoned. Subsequent investigations revealed that the vaccine, manufactured by the California-based family firm of Cutter Laboratories, had caused 40 000 cases of polio, leaving 200 children with varying degrees of paralysis and killing 10...."
Because I had only had one of the three types of polio, I received the vaccination in 1955, with no ill ...
I hope I live long enough to cast my absentee ballot in November, that's my new quest, plus I bought a new winter sweater on sale this summer that I want to wear. I need to help protect my grandchildren from the left.