Month: October 2021

How Polio Eradication Efforts Help in Covid-19

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative is a public-private partnership led by national governments with six core partners – the World Health Organization (WHO), Rotary International, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. Its goal is to …

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A Spoonful of Sugar

A familiar song from everyone’s childhood has a polio-related backstory. Jeffrey Sherman, son and nephew of Robert and Richard Sherman (songwriting duo responsible for the music of classics like “Mary Poppins,” shared how the song “A Spoonful of Sugar” came about. Sherman describes the inspiration behind the lyrics, “A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Medicine …

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