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Vaccinating young children – against Polio — has been a difficult and frustrating process.

Polio

The virus was polio, and the year was 1961. It had been six years since Jonas Salk’s much-heralded vaccine had been authorized, and disease cases had dropped dramatically as a result of amazingly successful vaccination campaigns. Despite this, some outbreaks continued, particularly in impoverished urban areas. Only about half of the American population had been vaccinated, and President John F. …

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