NPR is running a story today on the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jonas Salk.
I'm old enough to remember being lined up as a kindergartener and everyone getting a sugar cube with the polio vaccine (which was the Sabine vaccine, I realize).
I'm of an age where I remember no one from my generation having polio, but one of my aunts had had it (and survived, not too badly affected).
Thank you, Jonas Salk. And thank you to all the researchers who developed vaccines, and all the kids who were tested, and all the parents who enrolled their kids to be tested, and to my parents who made sure I was vaccinated, and to my school district that made sure we were all vaccinated.
Yep, I got my flu vaccine for the year a couple of weeks ago now. I don't think I've ever had the real flu, and I'm fine with missing that experience!