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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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Reinvented ‘iron lung’ technology could help save the NHS, say experts Experts are to test their new ‘iron lung’ at three hospitals in coming days

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media.giphy.com More info @ https://ift.tt/2n3Kvwh Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group (RAG) – https://ift.tt/2cY37pC April 06, 2020 at 07:36AM

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When Polio Triggered Fear and Panic Among Parents in the 1950s Since little was understood about the virus that left some paralyzed and others dead,

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The deadly polio epidemic and why it matters for coronavirus Polio was nearly eradicated with the Salk vaccine in 1955. At the time, little was

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For those who survived polio, coronavirus is eerily familiar. But ultimately, ‘science won’. Before a vaccine arrived in the 1950s, polio had the US scared

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