Polio was a feared disease in the mid 1900’s. The disease touched many people around the world and created a great deal of fear when it was talked about. It is not surprising when you look at some of the effects polio placed on some patients. There eventually was a decline in polio cases and it created quite a debate about whether or not it was a natural decline or another vaccine success.
Whenever vaccine doubt begins to surface there is often a common response: “Look at the success of the Polio vaccine when there was Polio outbreaks in the late 40’s and early 50’s.” However, scientific data can quickly show a different story that we must take into consideration when carefully analyzing what actually stopped Polio.