In 1950s, a vaccine was considered to be a miracle

This law is long overdue. The absence of it is due to ignorance and timidity by well-meaning legislators. Living through the worldwide polio epidemic during the 1950s, when virologist Jonas Salk developed the polio vaccine, I remember the Catholic nuns at St. Joseph's Elementary School in Easton telling us that God worked a miracle through this man. It seems back then that many of the religious faithful were thankful for the miracle of vaccination as opposed to it being some form of evil. In the 1700s, rubbing the scales of a smallpox victim onto your own arms (a process known as variolation) was very effective as a preventive vaccine by giving you a much milder form of the disease...