The US declared victory over polio in 1979. Now, it’s here again.


For the first time in almost a decade, a case of polio was confirmed in the United States. Health officials in New York’s Rockland County discovered the case last month in an unvaccinated 20-year-old, decades after polio was eliminated from the US in 1979. With the country and public health system already struggling under the weight of Covid-19 and monkeypox, this news comes as an unpleasant su...

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