In 1955, the biologist Jonas Salk developed the vaccine against polio. America is breathing, it has a vaccine to get out of the epidemic. “There was strong political pressure, because the US president wanted a vaccine. Scientists slowed down, politicians pushed“, says Anne-Marie Moulin, doctor and philosopher, author of The adventure of vaccination.
The triumph of the vaccine puts an end to the threat of polio, headlines the press. However, if the test carried out on a million children is conclusive, scaling up will be problematic. “No industrial firm is able to provide all the doses“, a new topical problem with the vaccine against Covid-19, emphasizes Anne-Marie Moulin.
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