Wednesday, May 13, 2020

No Lockdowns: The Terrifying Polio Pandemic of 1949-52

Polio is a terrible disease which was highly prevalent in 1949 to 1952.  Many people were afflicted with it in that era. 

But society did not shut itself down.

"Meanwhile, “Guys and Dolls” and “The King and I” appeared on Broadway, “A Streetcar Named Desire” and “African Queen” rocked the movie theaters, the steel mills hummed as never before, the oil industry boomed, domestic and international travel continued to roar and become democratized, the civil rights movement was born, and the “golden age of American capitalism” took root, all in the thick of a terrible disease. "

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