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The Battle to Eradicate Polio in Pakistan

Epidemiology can be all about geography—and that’s especially true when it comes to polio. If you live in the U.S., where polio was eradicated in 1979, the specter of the disease has faded almost entirely, though pockets of infections can occur among the unvaccinated. 783 more words

This Week in Chester History...

In 1957, Patricia Cross of Pleasant Hill Road became Morris County’s first polio patient of the year. She previously had received two Salk anti-polio vaccine shots, but was diagnosed with paralytic polio at Morristown Memorial Hospital. 16 more words

Local History

Video: George Carlin - Fear of Germs

I really do think that the late George Carlin had it correct.  We have become a culture of fear of germs and as a result WEAK. 674 more words


A day out in Goma...

A couple of months ago, I was invited to a day of performances at the Insitut de Goma. Here are a couple of photos. They are straight off the camera and I might replace them with edited versions if I sort out Photoshop… 301 more words

Viral diary: The global rise and near demise of polio

For most places in the world, the sight of children in leg calipers has been relegated to the pages of history. The paralysing effects of the poliovirus have become a thing of the past. 181 more words


Reviewed: "The Virtues of Oxygen" by Susan Schoenberger

Susan Schoenberger created a masterpiece when she wrote THE VIRTUES OF OXYGEN.

There isn’t any better sentence with which to start a review of her newly released novel. 421 more words


Someday Saturday! 7-19-14

Someday I’m going to go back to the Torrey Pines Gliderport in La Jolla, Ca.  Mr. Blunt Belief and I used to visit friends in southern California before we… 94 more words