Supposedly there’s going to be a U.S. Covid vaccine before the November election. I think this could happen. I mean, it would be salt water, and they would slap the appropriate labels on it and put it in syringes, but it will do no harm.
Much has been said of the 1970s swine flu vaccine, but because Mom had polio, my vaccination horror stories are polio-related.
In 1934 and 1935, Kolmer, described as a scientist, gave polio to monkeys, ground up the monkey spinal cords (more accurately killed the moneys and ground up their spinal cords) and then injected the concoction into children, which did not go well. Well, phase 2 of the trial went well, when Kolmer injected himself with monkey spine polio, but when phase 3 started some children ended up with with polio. Another scientist tried treating the monkey-spine fluid with formaldehyde to kill the virus. Surprisingly no one died from this concoction but he was still disgraced.
In 1955, the Cutter lab distributed dead-virus vaccines, only the virus wasn’t quite dead yet. 113 people got polio either directly from the vaccine or from contact with someone who had the vaccine.
Modern-day Polio vaccine: the polio vaccine given in third world countries is causing polio to spread.
I am not an anti-Vaxxer in any way. I think clinical trials are great. My big concern is that after trying the salt water, Trump’s lackeys are going to fill their syringes with Covid monkey spines dosed with Clorox and call it a vaccine, when real vaccines take ten years to make.
Based on my brief foray into Home Depot yesterday, what will work will be masks. Everyone had a mask, and except for the two Home Depot employees , the mask covered the mouth and the nose. I wanted to visit the cleaning aisle and clamp those two noses shut with clothespins.
I can wear a mask for ten years while they come up with something useful.