Encore: The Polio Vaccine | Marching Toward A Cure | 1

06.11.2020 - By American Innovations

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The virus spread invisibly and without warning. Person to person. Through contaminated food, shared possessions, and unwashed hands.

Mid-century Americans lived in fear of one disease: polio. But the story of the polio vaccine is not just a scientific story – it’s a political and financial story, too. One that played out across the corner offices of New York City, the sound booths of Hollywood, and the back rooms of Washington D.C..

Note: This episode originally ran in October 2018. 

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