For decades, the United States has worked with the World Health Organization and others to quash polio, beating back to near extinction a merciless disease that once paralyzed hundreds of thousands of children each year. That progress is in danger as the pandemic forces health-care providers to suspend door-to-door vaccination campaigns that have slashed the number of infections. … “As soon as you let off, you get cases,” said Andrew Noymer, an associate professor of population health at the University of California at Irvine.
Polio was almost eradicated. Then came the coronavirus. Then came a threat from President Trump.
The Washington Post, May 15, 2020
May 15, 2020