"Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world. Science is the highest personification of the nation because that nation will remain the first which carries the furthest the works of thought and intelligence." -- the renowned French scientist Louis Pasteur, born on this day in 1822.
Pasteur created the first vaccines for anthrax and rabies, and pioneered the process for stopping bacterial contamination in milk, wine and other products, known as pasteurization. His research and discoveries resulted in the saving of millions of lives that previously would have been lost to infection and disease. We imagine he would have been appalled at the Trump regime's anti-science agenda and its handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
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