How not getting a vaccine can harm you in a big way

About a month ago this was in the news but the international media only picked up on it a couple of days ago. Not a big fuss here. It's quite simple: Be a responsible parent. No exemptions unless serious medical risks involved. End of argument. Laws enforced to prtect public health. 'Nuff said.
And this is a nice little know fact to illustrate the dangers of not getting a vaccination against polio. What a way to go. Talk about ironic. Getting killed by one of your inventions.

"In 1940, he contracted polio at the age of 51, which left him severely disabled. This led him to devise an elaborate system of strings and pulleys to lift him from bed. This system was the eventual cause of his death when he was accidentally entangled in the ropes of this device and died of strangulation at the age of 55."

Here is an interesting podcast on Midgley's inventions and life

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