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The Generation From 1945 - 1965

Updated on May 16, 2014
Baby boomer
Baby boomer

The First World War (1914-18) created instability in Europe, the effect was World War II starting two decades later, and ending in 1945. It ended with the atomic bombs that the United States dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki; the Soviet Union declared war on Japan, and the Japanese government surrendered to the United States and its allies.

Are you a baby boomer? A baby boomer is a person born between 1945 and 1965, after the end of World War II. The explosion of atomic bombs brought an explosion of new infants that became known as the baby boom. During the boom, an estimate of 77 million babies were born in the United States only...imagine the addition of other places.

End of World War II

Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan

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Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan

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Hepatitis C

It has been spread that Federal health officials proposed that this baby boom generation get a one time test for the hepatitis C virus; since, 2006 Census calculated that about 3.2 million Americans have hepatitis C and 75 percent of infected adults are boomers.

Some medical articles declare that baby boomers were infected in their teens and 20s, either through blood transfusions before HIV concerns promoted widespread screening in 1992, or with experimental injection drug use. hepatitis C is often asymptomatic while it damages the liver.

Increased risk

I was reading that Hepatitis C causes serious liver diseases including liver cancer, which is the fastest rising cause of cancer related to deaths, and the leading cause of liver transplant in the United Sates. Increased risk are to:

  • Anyone who has ever injected illegal drugs
  • Those that have been recipients of blood transfusions or organ transplants before July 1992.
  • People with HIV.

Aging Baby Boomer

Aging Baby Boomers face political shifts, life-cycle stress and an uncertain financial future.
Aging Baby Boomers face political shifts, life-cycle stress and an uncertain financial future. | Source

Do you trust the importance given to this matter of hepatitis C to the generation of baby boomer?

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Cause and Effects

On August 6, 1945 the lesser effects of the atomic bombs were:

  • Within a radius of 1 kilometer from ground zero, lives were dead at Hiroshima between 70,000 and 80,000; and at Nagasaki over 35,000, almost instantaneously from the tremendous blast pressure and heat
  • Damage to the ozone layer, which protects the Earth
  • Houses and other structures were smashed, crushed and scattered
  • Fires broke out
  • National Schools were crumpled and collapsed with children inside
  • Trees lost branches or were uprooted or broken off at the trunk
  • Black radioactive ash, known as "black rain", kept on falling from the sky over Hiroshima for an hour after the detonation
  • Survivors died hours, days, week, years and still dying by the results of radiation

Bombs detonation illustrated


Are we guinea pigs?

The United States has not shown importance to their "awesome" lethal effects of the atomic bomb and the insidious additional peril of the gamma rays that are speaking for themselves!

I think we all are guinea pigs!

Chemicals are worse than the condition you might have...I recommend to start giving your body a load of natural supplies and a peaceful life style.

We will all die of something...just don't let it be from the hands of those who do not consider the effects of their decisions or the value of life.

Blessings to all!

© Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill

Hepatitis C and Baby Boomers

© 2012 Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill


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    • Lastheart profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      8 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Thanks tammyswallow for your comment. Yeap!!! I know what that scar looks like when I see mine.

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      8 years ago from North Carolina

      My parents are baby boomers and they have scars from the immunizations they received. I do think this generation were the guinea pigs. I would proceed with caution in getting immunizations later in life. Very interesting!

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      8 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      wheelinallover, welcome to the boom gang then! Yes, you are right, just as I have exposed it in the hub, our generation and other generations are victims of wrong decisions; like you say each add to problems being faced.

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      Dennis Thorgesen 

      8 years ago from Beatrice, Nebraska U.S.

      I was born in the baby boom years. Our generation didn't cause this set of problems. We did add a few for the world worry about but World war 2 nor the weapons used was on us. Each generation seems to add something to the problems we now face.

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      8 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Froggy213 and Angela Blair, thanks for your encouraging words. There is so much to think about and questions with hidden answers. May God have mercy upon us all.

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      Angela Blair 

      8 years ago from Central Texas

      Excellent and informative Hub -- a head's up for the Boomer generation and time for some thoughtful reflection for the rest of us. Best/Sis

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      Greg Boudonck 

      8 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      A great hub; I wonder, oh I wonder are they trying to kill a bunch of us off? Why didn't the testing be pushed way back when the CDC knew the Boomers were at risk?

      Good job honey.


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