My grandparents told me about
Polio, and how they worried their
Children would get. They told me
of driving by hospitals that would
Have windows open...because one
Of the treatments was hot towels.
Due to staff shortages, parents went to hospital with their sick
Child...it required 24 hr coverage.
It was nothing uncommon that familys would take turns caring
For kids....everyone worked together.
You took care the kid in the next
Bed when the parents were asleep
Or gone to bathroom...because they did the same.
I was told you didnt go to town...
kids didnt play together....things
Shut down....people would wear
Nobody doubted the severity...no
If this or that could be done...because it was done for the
Right reason....to save lives.
Maybe you have heard of march
Of dimes ?....one of the things
They helped with was polio.
To put it in perspective, in the
Early 1950's.....total cases around
Fast forward....to cv19.....number
Infected I dont know anymore...
We are hollering about rights...
Using medications untested...
People saying mask dont work
(although shortage...and used in
hospitals all the time).
The president instilled calm in
The people....unlike today...people
Saying false and misleading
At who is to blame....did fdr
Do that ?
Then....lets work together to get
Today we feel it is our god given
Right to run around and do what
WE want....to hell with the other
Guy....we have to shop..we have to
Go to ball games....we have to go
This weekend I saw tags in town
From counties under quartine...
Lake was packed...beer going out
Of the store like crazy....parties
Going on all over.....
Caution....thrown to the wind...
We have been acting like humans
For too long....
The plan is in 5 days to being
Very observant....very good odds
Cases will spike....and a new round.
Today...the people have no common sense.....they have
To have what they want when
They want or else.
What ever happened to america ?
We have numerous friends, acquaintances and relatives who were afflicted with polio.
Grateful to have ducked it, even with a dear cousin just a bit younger than me who has been crippled since he was 2 and who we spent time with as with a sibling.
Hundreds of millions people ultimately saved but Dr. Salk’s vaccine. Inoculation eradicated smallpox.
No clue how so many can be thinking, saying and displaying by their differential behavior that somehow “this time is different”.
Re: roll your eye thread
"So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is...fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. In every dark hour of our national life a leadership of frankness and of vigor has met with that understanding and support of the people themselves which is essential to victory. And I am convinced that you will again give that support to leadership in these critical days." ~ F. D. Roosevelt
Let me also assert that FDR didn’t have to put up with a seditious media trying to destroy him 24 hours each day with a warlike effort of a coup d’etât attempt in conjunction with a corrupt Department of Justice. Mostly because he firmly pushed a proSocialist agenda.
People are working together now. Have you seen the lines at the food banks? During the polio days mayors didn't send out the brown shirts to close businesses and churches and haul the patrons off to jail. You said it yourself. Liquor stores are open but churches are closed. To some people this doesn't make sense.
Re: roll your eye thread
Salk didn't patent his vaccine- just a do-gooder.
Another of the elements of a failed state that is likely to come to the fore here will be the highly profitable capture by the neoliberal pharma complex.
And coupled with a reckless, desperate political movement, maybe some more really bad stuff.
Actually doesn't matter if there's ever a vaccine, except for the huge money that's going to be thrown around from the government and "the market" - expect almost daily press releases from pharma cos.
What does matter is that people believe that a vaccine or cure is imminent so they get out and shop.