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Rockland Rabbanim Release Letter Urging to Vaccinate for Polio

Due to the recent resurgence of the extremely dangerous Polio virus, many influential Rockland County Rabbanim have released a strongly worded statement, urging everyone to get the polio vaccine. Full Story

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Davening
August 28, 2022 1:30 pm

that we don’t ignore this in the same way we continue to ignore the covid vaccine.

Hashem gives us vaccines and science and medicine and doctors for a reason.

Get vaccinated.

Big difference
Reply to  Davening
August 28, 2022 2:44 pm

The polio vaccine has decades of proven effectiveness. The Wuhan Flu “vaccine,” not so much.

The polio vaccine didn’t feature members of a certain party saying that they wouldn’t trust any such thing developed under the administration of a certain president. The Wuhan Flu “vaccine” had just that (only for the same party to decide, once said president was out of office, that it’s not only safe but must be mandatory).

And so forth. In short, when science and medicines and doctors are misused for political ends, then they deserve no more credence than any other political notions.

I'd try to help explain this to you
Reply to  Big difference
August 28, 2022 4:38 pm

But the racist way in which you refer to the virus tells me there’s no use.

Best of luck!!

It’s not racist
Reply to  I'd try to help explain this to you
August 28, 2022 7:35 pm

It’s the same as “Spanish Flu”. Is that racist? You just like being perpetually offended.

Hard no
Reply to  It’s not racist
August 28, 2022 10:33 pm

Being PC is actually a positive, kind stance to take.

You should try it!

Not so much
Reply to  Hard no
August 29, 2022 11:38 am

“Political correctness is a weapon used to silence people who tell the truth.”

“Women are paying the price for political correctness.”

Both quotes are from Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Somalian refugee and feminist activist.

So no, PC doesn’t really sound “positive” or “kind” at all.

No comparison
Reply to  Davening
August 28, 2022 3:00 pm

You cannot compare the polio vaccine which has been around for almost approx 80
Years to the covid one which they tried to force us to take after less than 80 days

Do you really not get it?
Reply to  No comparison
August 28, 2022 4:37 pm

You understand how time works, right?

Like…there was a point when the polio vaccine was new and experimental and not around for 80 years.

The polio vaccine of 1955 was the same as the covid vaccine of today.

One day, in about 60 or 70 years, someone could say the exact same thing about the covid vaccine that you just wrote about the polio vaccine.

Everything is less than 80 days old at some point in time. That’s how time works…

Huh
Reply to  Do you really not get it?
August 28, 2022 11:21 pm

Then get back to us in 70 years, and we’ll talk.

That's logical
Reply to  Huh
August 29, 2022 8:57 am

Hey everyone, before you try anything new ever, wait 70 years first. That way you can ensure that you’ll either be too old or long dead before you can benefit from it.

Or…
Reply to  That's logical
August 29, 2022 11:34 am

…use some seichel to tell the difference between medical science and politics, as I said in my original comment.

Wouldn't that be nice
Reply to  Or…
August 29, 2022 1:13 pm

If everyone could tell the difference between science – based on fact and evidence – vs right wing politics – based on lies and falsehoods – then imagine how many lives could have been saved throughout this pandemic.

Trump has spread far more than one big lie, and it has cost countless lives.

Trump vaccine
Reply to  Wouldn't that be nice
August 29, 2022 11:04 pm

If it wasn’t for trump, we’d have to wait years for the vaccine. I don’t know what the issue is with the new breed of hippie alt righters… I listened to the medical community just as the Rebbe said we should and got the vaccine without caring about the politics

Don't compare?
Reply to  No comparison
August 28, 2022 6:39 pm

Why do we even have a polio problem in the first place? It’s because of all the new age philosophy you brought into judaism, throwing out all respect for doctors and medicine and replacing them with all kinds of untested “cures” that are passed around on Whatsapp groups

Yes!
Reply to  Don't compare?
August 28, 2022 10:31 pm

Although referring to it as “new age philosophy” sounds beyond generous to me.

I would refer to it as a “complete lack of education, both in the secular and the Judaic.”

Ignorant.
Reply to  Davening
August 28, 2022 4:08 pm

Don’t compare them.

Anti vaxxers
Reply to  Davening
August 28, 2022 6:22 pm

We have this new polio problem precisely because of the rise of anti vaxxer mentality in the jewish community

Read the news
Reply to  Anti vaxxers
August 28, 2022 7:31 pm

The Yid who has been diagnosed with polio was vaccinated .

No, he was not.
Reply to  Read the news
August 28, 2022 9:33 pm

He was not vaccinated. If he had been, it’s unlikely he would have been infected.

Not vaxxed, Really?
Reply to  No, he was not.
August 28, 2022 11:53 pm

Here’s a quote from a CNN article (https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2022/08/23/health/polio-spread-vaccine-explainer/index.html): The weakened virus can also shed in stool, and rarely, it will mutate and change back to a form of the virus that can cause paralysis, especially if the virus is being transmitted where there’s poor sanitation and low vaccination rates. “So while we were preventing polio with this vaccine, we were also rarely creating vaccine-associated polio myelitis,” said Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious disease specialist at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. This is what happened to the young adult in New York. Genetic sequencing showed that the virus that paralyzed him originated… Read more »

According to CNN
August 28, 2022 8:27 pm

The polio problem is from the polio oral vaccine. So what’s the solution? Everyone need to get vaccinated.

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2022/08/23/health/polio-spread-vaccine-explainer/index.html (yes you actually have to read quite a few paragraphs of propaganda till you get the diluted truth)

Learn to read
Reply to  According to CNN
August 29, 2022 11:11 am

He got it from an oral vaccine which is not given in the US. In the US it is an intramuscular non-live virus. U can’t get it from US vaccines. Nice job spreading misinformation tho.

For more information on polio and it’s history
August 29, 2022 2:26 pm

The Moth in the Iron Lung: A Biography of Polio https://a.co/d/0J6cRF3

Read this book

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