Editor:There is in fact a “long polio.” My father suffered the progressive effects of severe muscle weakness for many years. It’s called post-polio syndrome. It occurs 30 to 40 years after the initial polio illness.

No one knows what causes this syndrome, and no one is working to figure it out, as all the affected individuals are very senior people and the US has been polio-free since 1979, thanks to the vaccine. There is also a “long chicken pox.”

It’s called shingles.

It is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox.

The virus lies inactive in nerve tissue near your spinal cord and brain. Years later, the virus may reactivate as shingles.

The best way to avoid developing shingles is to get vaccinated for shingles.

Greg Andrews

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Yesman123

I'm trans-vaccinated. I identify as vaccinated.

BigBob

yeah - Will you also be trans-dead?

BigBob

Oh, I don't know! Vaccines - according to the right-wing loon internet - are all dangerous and should not be trusted under any circumstances. You're much better off injecting bleach or over-the-counter horse medication. I'm not sure my parents did the right thing in 1955 standing in line with me to get the polio vaccine - of course none of us contracted polio, but I'm betting that's because of our "natural immunities." And I did have chicken pox in 1956 that supposedly led to shingles in 2015 - NOW that is a b***h!

With all that said listen up - if not vaccinated for COVID, DO IT for the public health!

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BigBob

yoop - Rule #2 - "PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK."

Who is this "BOZO" you have become obsessed with? And what is it with your fascination with all things anal?

Too old for this

Remember going through the line after Boot Camp so that you could get all of the vaccines known to man in one place? They must have given a dozen shots, using "guns" to speed up the process. Then, outside so that the DI can have you hoisting a rifle over your head about a million times to keep your shoulders from locking up. Good times.

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