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Spread of Polio is 'World health emergency' as disease spreads through Asia, Africa and Middle East
Daily Mail ^ | 09:46 EST, 5 May 2014 | By Leon Watson

Posted on 05/05/2014 5:03:54 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister

"The spread of polio around the world has become so serious it is now an international public health emergency, the World Health Organization warned today.

The agency said the problem could grow in the next few months and unravel the nearly three-decade effort to eradicate the crippling disease.

It described current polio outbreaks in Asia, Africa and the Middle East as an 'extraordinary event' that required a coordinated international response. It was the first-ever international alert on polio.

'Until it is eradicated, polio will continue to spread internationally, find and paralyze susceptible kids,' Dr Bruce Aylward, who leads WHO's polio efforts."

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: africa; agency; asia; crippling; decade; disease; emergency; epidemic; eradication; health; islam; middleeast; muslims; obama; organization; outbreak; pandemic; paralyze; polio; public; unitednations; who; world

1 posted on 05/05/2014 5:03:54 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister
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To: CorporateStepsister
Never let a crisis go to waste.

I wouldn't put it past the UN or WHO to deliberately create a polio epidemic to allow them to bootstrap it to the global government they want so badly.

2 posted on 05/05/2014 5:06:13 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I just hope this does not spread and is somehow neutralized. Not all epidemics are created by government.


3 posted on 05/05/2014 5:08:45 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: CorporateStepsister

Why is this happening? Because ASAP was a Jew, so many Muslims reject in that part of the work the vaccine as some Zionist plot. No joke.


4 posted on 05/05/2014 5:13:23 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: CorporateStepsister

It does concern me the people who are against vaccinations of any kind. We’ll see this scourge back in the U. S. with our immigration out of control, and folks who don’t trust the pharmaceutical industry, count on it.


5 posted on 05/05/2014 5:15:02 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: piytar

ASAP = Salk. Got iPhoned.


6 posted on 05/05/2014 5:15:43 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: piytar

Muslims in that part of the world. Grr...


7 posted on 05/05/2014 5:18:08 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: CorporateStepsister

Re: “Spread of Polio is world health emergency”

Someone tell Bill Gates.

His specialty - giving money to impoverished countries that:

(1) Refuse to embrace a capitalist free enterprise economy.

(2) Refuse to give up corruption.

(3) Refuse to accept enforceable contracts.

(4) Refuse to accept the rule of law.

(5) Refuse to recognize and protect private property.


8 posted on 05/05/2014 5:24:18 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: piytar

Hahaha...I wondered at that...couldn’t figure it out when I read your post!


9 posted on 05/05/2014 5:33:47 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: CorporateStepsister
Obama is just waiting for that to make it to the US in full force so it'll reduce the number of people who ever reach the age at which they might reproduce.

"Reach the age" because there's no more treating those who contract something that makes their life a "life not worth living" in the eyes of the Obamacare Eugenics weenies, it's; too expensive. And shots? Please, shots and immunities are an evil capitalist plot.

10 posted on 05/05/2014 5:34:58 PM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: piytar

Yep. For one thing, some think it is a Jewish plot to sterilize them.


11 posted on 05/05/2014 6:13:25 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: DoughtyOne

I fully agree; I’m going to probably talk to a few specialists about how to get the vaccine.


12 posted on 05/05/2014 6:17:05 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: Rashputin

Or it might end up with Obama being bodily tossed out of the White House for being ineffective.


13 posted on 05/05/2014 6:18:55 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: CorporateStepsister

I don’t know your age or circumstances. I definitely think it’s worth looking into. Use your own best judgement, and certainly make the most informed decision you can. Never take my or anyone else’s comments as the end all/be all on this.

Best of luck to you.


14 posted on 05/05/2014 6:27:49 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: DoughtyOne

Thanks; knowing what polio can do and has done to so many in the past (Iron Lung Machines anyone?) I’m going to go for it if I can and I strenuously encourage others to do so. I’m not going to wait until the epidemic actually arrives. The WHO wouldn’t be announcing this if it weren’t serious.


15 posted on 05/05/2014 7:00:45 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: CorporateStepsister

I was inoculated in the 1950s. I have no idea if I am immune today or not. I may be. I should probably check it out myself.


16 posted on 05/05/2014 7:04:49 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: CorporateStepsister
Obama's proof of "Loose lips sink ships." His method for confirming Bin Laden should never have been released.

That said the solution for this problem could come from our "friends" the Saudis if they are willing to help. Manufacture polio vaccine in either Mecca or Medina, purely for Islamic consumption, free of infidel contact, and clearly so labeled. Have appropriate religious authorities issue Fatwas and pay to have locals go to the source to be trained. The Saudis may not be a Mecca of high tech manufacturing, but there should be enough Muslim talent available to pull this off and it would be a use of Islamic charity to which all could agree.

17 posted on 05/05/2014 7:20:02 PM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: DoughtyOne

Yeah; either way better safe and vaccinated than sorry.


18 posted on 05/05/2014 7:41:31 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: CorporateStepsister

Muslim jihadist kids are being paralyzed. Do I care that can’t they kill us infidels? No I don’t!

Truth be told, I see the polio epidemic infesting savage Muslim regions as a blessing in disguise. And I see no reason to cure them now so they can kill us later.


19 posted on 05/05/2014 7:45:44 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: CorporateStepsister

Part of the problem is that in muslim countries they tell people not to get vaccinated because vaccines are evil things designed to kill them from the Great Satan


20 posted on 05/05/2014 7:51:07 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: CorporateStepsister

In early 1950’s I came down with spinal meningitis. The first thing I was tested for was polo. Once that came back they started testing me for other issues.

I was 6. My divorced mother was terrified at the possibility of her young son spending the rest of his life in an iron lung or as a cripple, like FDR.

When the polo vaccine came out a few years later I was among the first in my school to receive it. Mom said that the two days sweating out the medical test results four years earlier was enough terror for her.

IMHO there is no non-political reason for everyone not to receive the polo vaccine,


21 posted on 05/05/2014 7:51:34 PM PDT by Nip (BOHEICA and TANSTAAFL - both seem very appropriate today.)
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To: Nifster

You have a good point there; if relations were to somehow become better and we could give them what they need to resist this, I am certain that we could save millions of lives (and develop some kind of good relations.


22 posted on 05/05/2014 8:07:28 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: goldstategop

Yeesh.


23 posted on 05/05/2014 8:08:11 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: CorporateStepsister

I agree, as long as you get fully informed and make use your own best judgement.


24 posted on 05/05/2014 8:51:45 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: 2ndreconmarine; Fitzcarraldo; Covenantor; Mother Abigail; EBH; Dog Gone; ...

Ping!


25 posted on 05/05/2014 9:43:10 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Thanks for the ping Smokin’ Joe


26 posted on 05/05/2014 9:51:44 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: DoughtyOne

Yeah of course; I’ll consult a doctor and ask his/her opinion about it. I’m just not interested in an iron lung experience.

Either way, better safe than sorry I say.


27 posted on 05/05/2014 10:44:36 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: fatima

You’re Welcome, fatima!


28 posted on 05/05/2014 10:54:41 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: PghBaldy

Somehow the vision comes to mind of 1 million Muslims being rolled into Mecca in iron lungs for their Haj.


29 posted on 05/05/2014 10:57:40 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: CorporateStepsister

And that’s okay with me. I just want to make sure folks don’t go off half cocked based on something I might say. When it comes to medicine, folks need to look at every side of the issue.


30 posted on 05/05/2014 11:36:38 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: DoughtyOne

Completely agree; I just plan on being safe than sorry.


31 posted on 05/05/2014 11:50:13 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: CorporateStepsister

That’s good. Good luck to you.

You know, I’m not a person to give medical advice, and having worked in a pharmacy for many years, I’m sensitive to suggesting courses of action folks have to take to be safe.

I’m willing to say what I might do, but I also want to make sure folks get the straight scoop.

Wasn’t trying to give you a hard time.


32 posted on 05/05/2014 11:54:10 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: piytar

That is a more logical reason than what you hear from American parents who refuse to have their kids vaccinated. We’ve got a case of chicken pox in our school. The school nurse tells me that 30% of the kids in the class are not vaccinated. And we can’t notify any of the parents that their kids may have been exposed. WTF?!?


33 posted on 05/05/2014 11:59:45 PM PDT by Benito Cereno
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To: DoughtyOne

Of course you weren’t! I knew that.

Three regions though is something to pay attention to.


34 posted on 05/06/2014 12:11:49 AM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: CorporateStepsister

I agree.


35 posted on 05/06/2014 12:24:15 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Anything to “Unite” the Masses in whatever endeavor they’ll be attempting in the not so distant future.... “Fear” is always a favorite.....unfortunately too many always die to make it believable.

They have to use something...war doesn’t work anymore. People don’t have the stomach for it and the results to day aren’t to win anyway.


36 posted on 05/06/2014 12:29:52 AM PDT by caww
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To: Benito Cereno

Not surprising they’re not vaccinated, our country no longer “protects” children from ‘anything’ that is harmful to their impressionable minds, bodies or hearts.


37 posted on 05/06/2014 12:34:46 AM PDT by caww
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To: DoughtyOne

Africa
Asia
Middle East

It’s only a matter of time before it hits the Americas and comes to the US via immigration.

Then we all suffer because of the complete incompetence of the US government to handle these things and the pathetic inability of a lot of citizens to handle any emergency with any self sufficiency.


38 posted on 05/06/2014 1:17:38 AM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: Nip
I, too am old enough to remember the days before the Salk vaccine.

I was born in Arkansas in 1948, when Polio was a scourge on humanity. It was a summertime disease, it proliferated in the heat. Surrounded by cousins on all sides, we visited rarely. The disease reached an uncle's house and killed one daughter and affected others less severely.

When the Salk vaccine arrived on scene, we were among the first to receive it. At first it was a series of three shots. There was no choice. If you have ever seen the death and destruction caused by this disease, you would kick down doors to get your children vaccinated.

Later, we were re-vaccinated with the oral vaccine. Don't know if it was necessary, but MY parents were taking no chances. Smart people.

39 posted on 05/06/2014 1:20:24 AM PDT by snowtigger
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To: goldstategop

Truth be told, I see the polio epidemic infesting savage Muslim regions as a blessing in disguise.


Until these third world kids get on a plane and start reinfecting the rest of the world, where polio no longer exists.

The WHO will be delighted to take credit for eradicating polio, as will Bill Gates. And wonderful organizations like Rotary international are at the forefront of the effort, and have been for decades since polio was endemic in most of the world.

India just eradicated polio last year.

Islam is the problem (keeping the remaining nations in poverty and oppression, and resisting international eradication efforts.)

There is lots of ignorance on display in this thread.


40 posted on 05/06/2014 6:17:14 AM PDT by Freeping Since 2001
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To: CorporateStepsister; neverdem; ProtectOurFreedom; Mother Abigail; EBH; vetvetdoug; Smokin' Joe; ...
Bring Out Your Dead

Post to me or FReep mail to be on/off the Bring Out Your Dead ping list.

The purpose of the “Bring Out Your Dead” ping list (formerly the “Ebola” ping list) is very early warning of emerging pandemics, as such it has a high false positive rate.

So far the false positive rate is 100%.

At some point we may well have a high mortality pandemic, and likely as not the “Bring Out Your Dead” threads will miss the beginning entirely.

*sigh* Such is life, and death...

41 posted on 05/06/2014 6:54:04 AM PDT by null and void ( They don't think think they are above the law. They think they are the law.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
I wouldn't put it past the UN or WHO to deliberately create a polio epidemic to allow them to bootstrap it to the global government they want so badly.

I note that these are all areas of high muslim population, and that devout muslims refuse to use a vaccine developed by a Jew on their children...

42 posted on 05/06/2014 6:56:06 AM PDT by null and void ( They don't think think they are above the law. They think they are the law.)
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To: CorporateStepsister

I agree.


43 posted on 05/06/2014 7:31:12 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: anyone

“Childhood vaccines eliminated polio from the U.S. in 1979, and are still used today to prevent new infections. But more and more parents are delaying vaccines or skipping them altogether, leaving their children vulnerable to deadly diseases,”

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/polio-spreading-abroad-threatens-us/story?id=23597103


44 posted on 05/06/2014 12:00:11 PM PDT by deks (Sent from my BlackBerry Q10)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Thanks for the ping!


45 posted on 05/06/2014 7:33:41 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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