Monday, May 05, 2008

On this day

in 1955, World famous American virologist Dr Jonas Salk witnessed a ceremonial polio vaccination in London when Margaret Jenkins from Kent became the 500,000th person in London to receive the vaccine to prevent the crippling disease poliomyelitis.

Its easy to be cynical about international organisations but the efforts to eradicate polio have to be acknowledged as something that we should aspire to when it comes to international cooperation. I suppose, though, that it was easy because there was little politics involved in the subject.

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