How Covid-19 Vaccine Launch Evokes Memories of Polio Era – The New York Times

Lynne Seymour recalls her mother jumping for joy when the polio vaccine rolled out in 1955, when she was eight. “It was like a dark cloud had lifted,” she said. Credit: Rana Young for The New York Times

Lizzo’s “Good As Hell” greeted the arrival of Covid-19 vaccines this month at Boston Medical Center, where the scene of dancing health care workers quickly spread on TikTok. Others shared triumphant selfies of their arms post-injection.

For Americans of a certain generation, the rollout evoked searing memories of an earlier era — one that rescued their childhood from fear and the sudden loss of classmates and siblings.

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