Thought for the day

"An Income Tax on even 1%, is Equivalent to Slavery" -- Thomas Jefferson 

Never underestimate the driving force of celebrities to advance a cause. Actress Jenny McCarthy, who has no medical or science degree, has claimed over the past 10 years that there is a strong link between vaccines and autism. This claim has been repeatedly denied, yet so many people listen to McCarthy's opinion because of her star power, not her medical background. Years before McCarthy was born, however, researchers harnessed the tremendous star power of the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, to promote vaccines, especially for teens and young adults. And it worked. In this way, on this day in 1956, Raja helped fight polio.