Will Polio Return?

    The title of the March 3, 2022 report in the journal Science, revealed “Africa battles out-of-control polio outbreaks.”  Science reporter Leslie Roberts details how cases have fallen in the last countries to harbor the polio virus, Pakistan and Afghanistan. But now African outbreaks are out of control and a “grave threat to eradication.” My earliest childhood memories are the relief my parents showed when I received my polio shots in the mid-1950s. Now we have to rethink our assumption that polio vaccines will erase polio from the earth.

John Richard Schrock trains biology teachers are Emporia State University.