The start of the 20th century saw the emergence of major polio epidemics. Dr Jonas Salk, a virologist, developed a promising vaccine candidate in 1953 and launched a large trial among 1.83 million kids in the US. The trial was conducted by the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, which was founded by the polio-diagnosed US President Franklin D Roosevelt and funded mostly by millions of small-sum donations from the American public.
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Indian-origin physician boards moon mission
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UNDER THE SCANNER
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The goal of fasting is inner unity.
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RELAPSE FEARS FOR POLIO SURVIVOR ROBERT REDFORD!
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Power of a ‘thought'
Promises made in a hurry are seldom kept.
No value in vaccinating everyone at this stage
The second wave hit India despite the vaccine rollout. And, vaccinated people are now getting infected. The vaccine was never expected to stop any wave, second or otherwise. All the Covid-19 vaccines available in the world right now have this handicap, that they cannot stop transmission of the virus. This is unlike the vaccines for polio or smallpox, which can interrupt transmission and thereby eradicate the disease eventually.
In the ‘prick' of health
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