When I was a kid the only thing as scary as the polio epidemic was practicing getting under our desks for a nuclear attack…

It was 1952 and we lived in Haddonfield, New Jersey and the public swimming pool was closed for the duration. A town in full panic! So today’s New York Times article on a polio outbreak in Syria is particularly disconcerting. Polio Paralyzes 17 Children in Syria, W.H.O. Says (A) “The polio virus, once thought to … Continue reading When I was a kid the only thing as scary as the polio epidemic was practicing getting under our desks for a nuclear attack…