Treat Covid like we treated polio and eradicate it

Letter to the Editor

When I was a child, I remember the fear of getting polio at this time of year and summer. Although, I would consider the Covid 19 virus far more deadly, the polio virus was equally deadly and feared back then. When the Salk vaccine came available there was a massive vaccination program which resulted in herd immunity and the eradication of polio in the U.S. and other developed countries. An outstanding success story.

Somehow, as I reflect back on the age of polio and it’s successful eradication, I am deeply mystified and disappointed by those who don’t give a damn towards trying to eradicate t...


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