I don't need to read the statistics because I already know that zero Americans died of polio last year. Polio has been completely eradicated thanks to the work of Jonas Salk.Re-read the death statistics, most people died after the polio vaccine came out.
As I also stated earlier, hundreds of millions of lives have been saved thanks to the smallpox vaccine of Edward Jenner, a man who has saved more lives than any other person to walk the earth. I can't think of a time I've met someone with smallpox and I don't think it magically disappeared on its own either. I'm as reluctant to line up for a gene therapy shot as the next guy here, but a lot of RVFrs now seem to believe that nearly evey vaccine is harmful, which is ridiculous.
Anyone who has been on this forum a while probably remembers Quintus. Here is a pretty good article he wrote back on Return of Kings.