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How a Polio Outbreak in Copenhagen Led to the Invention of the Ventilator After one hospital struggled to sustain the breathing of hundreds of patients,

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Beyond the Law’s Promise: 30 Years Since the Passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act This series explores how the Americans With Disabilities Act has

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Top 10 Amazing Electric Wheelchairs You Should Buy There are a few among us and in our family, who are not fortunate enough to move

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Guest Column: Fighting polio and COVID-19 Polio paralyzed my right leg during the last global pandemic in 1954. People lived in fear, towns were shut

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Prosthetic Fingers Allow Wearers To Do The Things They Love Most Naked Prosthetics makes custom prosthetics that are powered by the wearer’s natural hand movements.

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GPEI-Stronger role of women at all levels crucial to end polio for good Melissa Corkum, Polio Outbreak Response Senior Manager for UNICEF, has dedicated a

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A poem to polio survivors.

GPEI-Not Without a Trace Dr Peter Brauer, a polio survivor and expert on treatment of Post-Polio Syndrome (PPS), illustrates his personal experiences in a moving

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“If he were here now, he would implore us to remember what made it possible to defeat polio: a national effort to develop and test the vaccine and a world-wide effort to make vaccination available to everyone without profit. Millions donated money and volunteered their children for the largest field trial in public health history. International organizations and governments worked to ensure the entire world could get vaccinated. My father would insist on also making COVID-19 screening, treatment and vaccination available to all of us, regardless of where we live or our social or economic standing. He would argue that doing so is not only morally right, but profoundly in our national and global interest. When it comes to infectious disease, health — unlike wealth — can’t be hoarded by the few. As long as a virus is circulating in an unimmunized population, it’s a threat to all, and it’s in all our interests to contain, prevent and eradicate it.”

What Jonas Salk would have said about COVID-19 Dr. Jonas Salk, who led the team that developed the polio vaccine, was my father. More info

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The Epidemic That Preyed on Children “Do you want to spend the rest of your life in an iron lung?” Children heard these words during

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