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Jonas Salk, the man who cured polio, “would be shocked” by anti-vaxxers, experts say

Polio is a highly infectious viral disease that invades the nervous system and can trigger total paralysis in a matter of hours. It mainly targets children under age 5, and at one time disabled and killed thousands of American children every year. Today, all that is a distant memory. The World Health Organization recently estimated that, thanks to polio vaccines, “More than 20 million people are able to walk today who would otherwise have been paralyzed....

Originally posted on salon.com