Did your grandmother really have polio? You'd be amazed how often they got the diagnosis wrong!
Mailbag! Viewers have written in and asked me some of their questions about the world’s most infamous man-made disease: polio, so I wanted to go through some of these and see if I could answer (and entertain) you. If you haven’t seen it already, I did a series of 6 videos thoroughly explaining how paralytic polio is not a naturally occurring phenomenon but is in fact the inadvertent result of something humans did. You should watch it. And also, you should read my book, which is something a few of you had questions about. The book, called “The Moth in the Iron Lung” is not out yet. I have completed most of the research for it and work on it when I have spare time. I’m hoping to have it finished within the next few months, by Christmas 2017. It will be on Amazon, like my other book, Massa Damnata, available in print and on Kindle. I will also try to do an Audible version, but those are a huge pain to do, especially when you spend 70% of your mental energy on hiding your Southern accent. If you’ve ever read any of Erik Laron’s books, like Devil in the White City, or In the Garden Of Beasts, The Moth in the Iron Lung should feel like those stories. They are full of interesting history, and are told in such a way as to maximize your reading enjoyment. I’m really excited about this book, because I’m hoping it will start a much needed global conversation on whether polio is a man-made disease or not. Obviously, I am convinced it is, but as always am open to debate on nearly anything.