August 10, 1921

On August 10, 1921, future President and World Leader, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was stricken with polio. It would take another 34 years before Dr. Jonas Salk would develop the first polio vaccine. Anti-vaxxers would have us relive the dangerous and chancy medical conditions of the 1920s all over again. A time when polio was a real fear and a devastating disease to individuals and families, versus now when anti-vaxxers and their homeopathic made-up fears of the false dangers of vaccines scream danger, danger.

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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