The Last Few Polio Survivors – Last of the Iron Lungs
For a man who has lived in an iron lung most of his life he has accomplished more than most ever will

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Paul Alexander is one of the last few remaining polio survivors that depend on iron lungs—half-century-old machines that force inhabitants to breathe. Read the full feature about the Last of the Iron Lungs here http://gizmo.do/5YzAxdk Subscribe to Gizmodo: https://goo.gl/YTRLAE Visit us at: http://www.gizmodo.com/ Like us at: https://www.facebook.com/gizmodo Follow us at: https://twitter.com/gizmodo View us: https://www.instagram.com/gizmodo/ Watch more from Fusion friends: Fusion: http://fus.in/subscribe Splinter: https://goo.gl/BwuJiy F-Comedy: https://goo.gl/Q27Mf7 Fusion TV: https://goo.gl/1IbZ1B Kotaku: https://goo.gl/OcnXv7 Deadspin: https://goo.gl/An7N8g Jezebel: https://goo.gl/XNsnCJ Lifehacker: https://goo.gl/3rNmzw io9: https://goo.gl/ismnzP Jalopnik: https://goo.gl/u7sDEk Sploid: https://goo.gl/4yq2UY The Root: https://goo.gl/QMOjBE Earther: https://goo.gl/nxgn48

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Jio arabit : I have no right to complain about anything in my life

Mindy Williamson : Vaccinate your kids. We don’t need another Polio outbreak.

MemesAreHealthy : No one: Anti-Vaxxers:"Lets bring Polio Back!"

Sanika Masud : It's ironic where people in developing countries don't even have vaccines but want them, and the normal anti-vax mom

lil rascals : i had polio when i was a kid, luckily it wasn't as bad as the man in this video. Hope he's okay 🤕

Simply_NotSimple : I feel so lucky that I am normal when I watched this video, I appretiate my life more than ever. I feel aorry for paul and any other person who has this desease.

Calvin Abad : He may have an iron lung, but he has a golden soul and a diamond heart.

Kit Walker : He’s such a sweetheart it’s so cruelly unfair

Tj Marco : Anti vaxxers still around, watched the whole thing and disliked this video??? Oh humanity...

jarrod nash : The lung isn't the only thing that's iron, so is his will. Guy's a badass, being able to write a memoir on a computer with only his mouth among the other things he's done

Calicipper : God damn you, anti vaxxers. We don't need another polio outbreak.

Chi chi Sucka : Bruh he said PERIOD 💀 But for real I pray for him

Jeff Frederic : we are so lucky to be healthy

A.A.T Productions Productions : I feel really bad for Paul he spends his life basically in a tube he can’t go anywhere he can’t move but he has a great heart god bless him 😭😢

LDSRaichuguy : So, anti-vaxers, want to go back to this?

Innerblaze : And I think getting a cold is bad..

SupremeReapz : There is going to be a lot more of these cases in the next few decades THANKS TO THE FRICKIN ANTI VAXXERS Edit: thanks for the likes fr

Mikayla Robinson : Antivaxers: This is what vaccines cause! Anti vax kids: At least I can get in this internet documentary

ProjectPython : THIS RIGHT HERE IS WHY WE NEED VACCINES

Ernestina Asiamah : God pls forgive me for been ungrateful😭😭😭

AM 2026Del Carmen : I pray for all the polio survivors and hope they are still fighting

Metro Tracker : Im having a blast just looking at all the anti-vaxers trying to explain their "facts" 😂

mochi minho : claustophobic peoples fear. i cannot even imagine. may God bless him and his strong and pure soul. ♡

Lars van der Laan : Well thanks to anti-vaxers polio is coming back

Leopaws ™ : For the people who say vaccines cause autism, instead of saying you're wrong, I'll just ask this question: Autism or this?

Maxbotnick : VACCINATE. YOUR. KIDS.

Kane Bryant : Damn man this guy ain’t ever experience a real child hood. This shit breaks my hear God bless him🇺🇸❤️

Dont use your real name On the internet : V A C C I N N A T E Y O U R K I D S OR ELSE THEY WILL END UP LIKE THIS

Shiny Whatever : This guy has polio but has a golden soul and a titanium heart I hope he is still alive

Kate Yuen : PLEASE VACCINATE YOUR KIDS IF YOU CARE ABOUT THE LIVES OF THEM AND THE OTHERS AROUND THEM

Joshua Lackey : And this is what anti vaxxers want

Juliet Routh : One of my grandma's was the first to have polio and the machine

BigChungus : His lungs are iron but especially his HEART IS DIAMOND

Valadia Kristoffersen : Paul Alexander- I love your spirit. I wish I could meet you. You are an amazing man, and I truly admire you. Thank you for posting this. I hope these anti-vaxxers see this, and can get their heads out of their rear-ends!! You are amazing! I really mean it. I wish I could meet you!!

Pixel : it's a shame that this man had to live in an iron lung for most of his entire life. what a sweet old man.

Agnes Andersson : This is for all th anti vaxxers Please vaccinate your kids or this can happen to your kid. You love them with your heart don't you? Then vaccinate them

Salti Dawg : I was born in 1942 and raised in Staten Island, NY - part of New York City. When Dr. Salk invented his Polio Vaccine, a trial was conducted using us NYC Public School Children. The Vaccine was shown to be so effective that the trial was ended early and the vaccine started on children nationwide. !@#$% It turned out that during the trial I had received the placebo, rather than the actual vaccine. So, on a priority basis I was given the vaccine after the trial had ended. I had a few friends that had contracted polio pre vaccine development. I do remember public swimming pools being closed for the summer if a bather had contracted polio. Also, like Aids early on, there was a fear that one could/would contract this terrible disease by casual contact. I am now 77 years old and continue to sign up for appropriate Immunizations as appropriate - for both me and for my dog.

Fortnite Pogs : 2019? You see those dislikes? Well there not very nice, this man can't do anything! So I suggest you like the video and make that dislike button go to 0! :(

Mrs Gamer : i vaccinated my baby girl.... best decision ever. i have a strong and happy girl, and now shes protected for life.

Lucia Nicklaus : OKAY ANTI VAXXERS HAS THIS POOR MAN ABLE TO GIVE YOU ANY COMMON SENCE WHATSOEVER?

rednoselego : Anti vax moms plz your kids isn’t the only one in danger you can hurt others Hope this man is able to leave the machine for at least one whole day before he leaves forever

thottie hottie : nobody: anti-vaxxers:

CCz On : “Last of the iron lungs” Anti-vaxxers: lets get those numbers up

Nick Menendez : I am so lucky. We are so lucky. appreciate life.

Muhammad Sarang : True inspiration Love from Pakistan 🇵🇰 We r facing the same situation here but we r trying hard to eradicate polio completely from our country Lets hope for best Thanks for sharing 🙏🏼🤗

Blue Stikbot productions : Poor man I feel so bad for being ungrateful for my life

Blaithín Brady : I feel so sorry for him one like = one prayer

Elite Roblox : DAMN ANTI VAXXERS YOU'RE GONNA CAUSE POLIO!

FSXNOOB - GAMES & MORE : Sad story, Strong man..