April 12, 1955

On April 12, 1955 the University of Michigan Polio Vaccine Evaluation Center announced that the polio vaccine of Dr. Jonas Salk was “safe, effective, and potent.” Parents all over the United States demanded that the vaccine be administered to their children, since they had grown up with the specter of polio threatening them and their families’ lives since 1916. These parents weren’t ‘woke’ and hadn’t been subjected to the lies of Dr. Mercola, Dr. Andrew Wakefield and the Not-A-Doctor Jenny McCarthy. The parents and grandparents of 1950 America knew the horrible debilitating damage of polio and were ready to protect their children and themselves from it. At the time, if there had been vaccines for measles, mumps and the flu, they’d get those shots also and rightfully call a fool anyone who thought they were better educated than the scientists and doctors who toiled to create them.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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