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Encore: The Polio Vaccine | Can You Patent The Sun? American Innovations

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Pressure mounts to release a vaccine for polio, but a rushed vaccine could have disastrous results. After all, vaccines contain benign samples of the viruses they’re designed to protect against. If a flawed polio vaccine were to be tested on humans, it wouldn’t cure the disease – it would help spread it. 

Note: This episode originally ran in October 2018.  

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Pressure mounts to release a vaccine for polio, but a rushed vaccine could have disastrous results. After all, vaccines contain benign samples of the viruses they’re designed to protect against. If a flawed polio vaccine were to be tested on humans, it wouldn’t cure the disease – it would help spread it. 

Note: This episode originally ran in October 2018.  

Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here.

Support us by supporting our sponsors!

Athletic Greens - athleticgreens.com/ai to get 20 free daily packs with your first package.

Express VPN - expressvpn.com/innovations

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