Amanpour & Salk: Vaccine lessons from history (video)


CNN — Christiane Amanpour discusses with IDM's Peter Salk the 97% drop in polio prevalence within a few years of initial vaccine adoption. In 1953, Dr. Peter Salk was one of the first to receive a polio vaccine—from none other than his father, Jonas Salk. They go on to discuss herd immunity and vaccine hesitancy both in 1954 and today.

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1954: 60% of Americans willing to take polio vaccineAmerican vaccine hesitancy today: Health staff 29%, Rural 35%, Black adults 35%, 30-49 year olds, Republicans 43%







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