Posts Tagged: Polio vaccine

Big Birds, Big Bees, and Big Vaccines

Thanks to an oversize cartoon bee, everyone was buzzing about a new vaccine in the early 1960s. The Sabine type II oral polio vaccine helped a lot of children in 1962 in part due to the diligence of a happy

Big Birds, Big Bees, and Big Vaccines

Thanks to an oversize cartoon bee, everyone was buzzing about a new vaccine in the early 1960s. The Sabine type II oral polio vaccine helped a lot of children in 1962 in part due to the diligence of a happy

Measles illustration

The Validity of Vaccines

Voluntary vaccinations …really? The reality of vaccines is clear. They are safe. They are lifesaving. Those who are  venomously opposed to vaccines are clearly relying on Mickey Mouse science. How else to explain the current outbreak of measles – that

Measles illustration

The Validity of Vaccines

Voluntary vaccinations …really? The reality of vaccines is clear. They are safe. They are lifesaving. Those who are  venomously opposed to vaccines are clearly relying on Mickey Mouse science. How else to explain the current outbreak of measles – that

Pools, Polio and a Mid-Century Miracle

Against the carefree fun of a 1960 summer lingered not-so-old fears of Polio. I would have been very happy spending all day in the turquoise tiled pool at my grandmothers suburban beach club  splashing about till all my digits puckered.

Pools, Polio and a Mid-Century Miracle

Against the carefree fun of a 1960 summer lingered not-so-old fears of Polio. I would have been very happy spending all day in the turquoise tiled pool at my grandmothers suburban beach club  splashing about till all my digits puckered.