Happy New Year!

I have no idea know how often I have listened to Billy Joel’s We Didn’t Start the Fire”, hundreds of times I guess. But it was only today that I accidentally heard the song on the radio and spotted that Billy referred to “vaccine” between “Eisenhower” and “England’s got a new Queen”. At first I thought this was Covid-induced paranoia, but it wasn’t: 

It is a reference to Jonas Salk testing his vaccine for polio. As we all know, the vaccine went on to eradicate polio. So on that positive note, I wish all of you a Happy New Year!


Photo:Vicuna R from Germany, Sunset on a cold winter day in Frankfurt (39430220984), CC BY-SA 2.0

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