Polio was once so common that ads were placed in comic books warning against it (this particular ad is from the 1950s). The development of the polio vaccine was seen as an answer to parents’ prayers. Today, we’ve become complacent in large part because few remember how devastating a disease polio was and if we’re not careful, we stand to lose everything we’ve gained against the disease.
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