One of my most persistent memories of my friend Dr. Albert Sabin, who developed an oral vaccine against poliomyelitis (polio), was — when we’d meet after one of my health-related missions overseas — his questions about the polio situation in the country I had visited.

I am sure he would be dismayed at the return of polio in many countries, and even more so when he learned that this phenomenon is due to the spurious use of public health programs.

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