- 1954 The first mass inoculation against polio is conducted
Virologist Jonas Salk’s vaccine is still one of the two versions used today, along with Hilary Koprowski’s live polio vaccine.
Healing God, most of the world (all but two countries) no longer have polio as a rampant disease. We remember the gift of Jonas Salk who did not patent his vaccine in order that it might be freely throughout the world. May we look to give of ourselves to benefit others and not worry about what we get from our charity. Be with those who are fighting this current pandemic and other infectious diseases that are our polio’s of today. May those who are charged with caring for the sick be protected. Let us find ways to thank them for the incredible sacrifices they have made over these last several months. Comfort all the families and friends of the more than half a million Americans we have lost since this pandemic began. May we continue to do all we are asked as we hopefully find ourselves living more normal lives. All this we ask in your name. Amen