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Old 21 November 2017, 05:04 PM
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Default The Last Of The Iron Lungs

In 2013, the Post-Polio Health International (PPHI) organizations estimated that there were six to eight iron lung users in the United States. Now, PPHI executive director Brian Tiburzi says he doesn’t know anyone alive still using the negative-pressure ventilators. This fall, I met three polio survivors who depend on iron lungs. They are among the last few, possibly the last three.
I wish the anti-vaxxers* could meet these people and see what they have to go through every day. As my grandmother was a polio survivor, I own my bias.

*Of course, I'm talking about the ones who don't vax because fear of TEH AUTIZM!!1!1, not those who legitimately can't vax due to medical reasons.
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