This video is about one of the last Americans to get polio. He got it right before the Salk vaccine came out. For this reason, he is one of the last people to be using an “iron lung” ventilator. Since nobody makes these machines anymore, he had a lot of trouble in finding a mechanic to maintain the machine. Also, nobody was making spare parts for the machine.
Fortunately, a global vaccination campaign is about to drive polio into extinction. After the polio viruses are no longer circulating, we will no longer need to vaccinate anyone against this disease.
Rotary International has played an important role in supporting the polio eradication campaign. For more information, visit: https://my.rotary.org/en/take-action/end-polio.