It is 2022, and I cannot believe I have to write about polio. But here we are, some parents in Israel did not vaccinate their children against polio, and they ended up catching the disease, which was so close to becoming extinct.
I am ancient, so I remember classmates in high school who were disabled from polio, probably catching the disease before vaccines became widely available. But most of you probably have not met someone in an iron lung or required braces just to walk from class to class.
The disease was so close to being extinct. dropping to around 5 cases of wild-type polio across the world in 2021. So close.
Let’s take a look at these eight cases in Israel while reminding everyone that the polio vaccine is important.Continue reading “Eight polio cases in Israel, seven did not receive the vaccine”