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Re: The Big Health Scare(s)


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Posted by marie on Monday, March 9th 2020:

In Reply to: The Big Health Scare(s) posted by Barb on Monday, March 9th 2020:

They thought you caught polio from public swimming - it was really scary. My parents left Brooklyn during the summer to try and keep us safe. Many families did that. Smallpox vaccines were given to infants, and I didn't know anyone who got one as an older child.

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