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Polio vaccinations made possible treatment for brain cancer

To The Daily Sun,

Are vaccines immunizations? It seems another writer in these pages thinks not.

A.C.R Piper, in a recent letter, stated the following: "Before the age of 1 vaccines have no effect." I wonder if Piper saw the recent report on "60 Minutes"? Briefly, Duke University is in phase one of a clinical trial using a modified polio virus to treat Glioblastomas. Glioblastomas are aggressive brain cancers. When diagnosed, patients have a 10- to 15-month life expectancy. By injecting the polio virus into the tumor, and allowing it to replicate, the tumor dies. Once it dies, the body's immune system attacks and destroys the polio virus. The first case was a 20-year-old student who, upon diagnosis, was given six months to live. Five years later she is tumor-free and working as a pediatric nurse in oncology. Why is this important? First, three of the polio vaccines are given with in the first 18 months of life. These first three vaccines can produce a 99 percent response. This patient obviously had immunity to this virus from her vaccines. Since wild polio virus are not present in the USA, she had to get this immunity from the vaccine she received as a child. Yes, vaccines do elicit an immune response, and thus vaccines are immunizations.

It seems that the aforementioned Piper should take his or her own advice and (become) educate(d), by staying away from crackpot websites. Did anybody else have trouble accessing the website Piper referred to in the letter?

Regarding chiropractors, the basis of their training is based on a theory of subluxations, and that theory has never been proven, either in the chiropractor or medical literature. If you want to go to a chiropractor, by all means, go. But to insist they are on par with medical doctors is nonsense.

Mirno Pasquali


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NH DOT has turned stretch of Route 28 into Rumble Strip Alley

To The Daily Sun,

In the past few weeks, without any public hearings, the NH DOT installed rumble strips on Route 28. On the Wednesday and Thursday prior to Memorial Day Weekend most of the strips were installed on the section of highway from Alton to Wolfeboro. I live and own a business in what I am now calling Rumble Strip Alley. I am writing this letter to see if my neighbors along Route 28 are as outraged as I am by the level and frequency of noise created by the triple line of strips.

Since this started, I have had frequent conversation with different folks at DOT. My first calls started to keep the strips from going across the entrance to my business – Roberts Knoll Campground, located at 1439 Wolfeboro Highway (Route 28). After five calls, I was directed to the design office in Concord, because only they could change the plan, which was to cut strips across my entrance. No calls were returned, but by late afternoon a DOT employee marked off the entrance way. He also told me they had just been talking about what to do at these side entrances that were not public roads. Not much forethought? Since then, Mr. Ronald Grandmaison from DOT planning has tried to address my concerns and did admit he dropped the ball and did not have public hearings.

This was all done in the name of safety and since this was done, DOT has added a section to their home page under Highway Design to provide answers to our questions about the rumbles strips. I agree safety is important while driving our highways, but are all the deep rumble strips necessary?

I have driven Route 28 from Allenstown to Ossipee. They have installed the center line rumble strip along the entire route (except where paving is going to take place). The nine miles from Alton to Wolfeboro is the only section with shoulder rumble strips that are right on the white line (not giving much room to avoid them). I can live with the center line in the name of safety, but question why this section of Route 28 was designed for the installation of the shoulder rumble strips? There is an identical section in Allenstown that has no shoulder strips. These shoulder strips create at least 50 to 66 percent more noise. Remove them and we could eliminate a lot of the noise.

I would like to hold a meeting at Roberts Knoll Campground on Wednesday, June 22, at 7 p.m. to rally against the Alton triple rumble strips. Please email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to RSVP or to let me know your concerns. We need a plan of action.

Sylvia Leggett

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