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[–]SundogsPlace[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I think a strong contributing factor are the environmental wastelands labeled 'supermarkets'.

[–]i_cansmellthat 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

This looks like polio, but in the little blurbs I've read about this health officials aren't supposed to call it that. Acute flaccid myelitis is sudden onset of paralysis and weakness, which is what polio essentially is. Both are caused by enteroviruses, though polio was taken out of that category and then put back in later with it's own subclass (it is confusing in how this is worded on a couple sites, but I haven't dug deep). Maybe I'm slow, but don't viruses mutate and if so, could this be a mutated version of polio? Not an expert in this field, but this should be clearly stated somewhere and it doesn't seem to be.

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

Maybe I'm slow, but don't viruses mutate and if so, could this be a mutated version of polio? Not an expert in this field, but this should be clearly stated somewhere and it doesn't seem to be.

You are far from slow. Polio never went away in the US. When the vaccine was introduced it spawned a polio epidemic for a few years. So it was renamed menangitus. It appears that they may have renamed it again.

Yes. Viruses are deliberately mutated by use of radiation.

The history of the polio vaccine is a funny thing. 30 million polio vaccines were infected with a cancer causing virus called SM40. This would be common knowledge if we had a honest media.

The real history of the polio vaccine is literally crazier than fiction.

[–]i_cansmellthat 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Something I don't get....In the US the oral polio vaccine hasn't been the standard since 2000 or so, now the injection is the norm. The oral vaccine is used frequently in other countries though, due to the cheaper cost and ease of use. The virus can be shed in fecal matter when the oral vaccine is used (off the top of my head, I read a bit into this a couple weeks ago so if I'm wrong please correct me). Now there are outbreaks of vaccine derived polio in some of these countries, and they are continuing this route of vaccination despite the fact cholera is present. Wouldn't cholera spread the virus at a much higher frequency?

It just seems common sense not to introduce it in an area with cholera, but what I know comes from doing some internet searches. Curious if anyone else knows more?

[–]Tom_Bombadil 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I think that you're assumptions are predicated on your belief that the people in charge have the public's best interests as their goal.

What if they have long term concerns about over population? If their objective is predicated on goals associated with preventing over population, then these/their actions may start to make more sense. I'm not suggesting that the upper/mid/lower level operational people have this as a goal. Just the 0.001% Elite.