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Daemon
Posted: Saturday, March 29, 2014 1:48:00 AM
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And Then There Were Three

It's official: India is polio-free. Having gone three years without a single new case, India has been certified by the World Health Organization as free of the crippling disease. An incredible achievement in public health, the eradication of polio around much of the globe, and now India, shows just what can be accomplished when governments, healthcare agencies, and people work together toward a common goal. In 1988, when the Global Polio Eradication Initiative was first launched, more than 350,000 people in 125 countries were contracting polio annually. Last year, there were just 406 reported cases, and only three countries now remain polio-endemic. More...
Surajyusuf
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curmudgeonine
Posted: Saturday, March 29, 2014 10:11:57 AM

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Excellent. Now if we can just get the vaccine deniers to wake up in North America. My mother contracted polio at 16 and suffered her whole life as a result
Haz
Posted: Saturday, March 29, 2014 1:26:54 PM

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Vaccines for the most serious diseases are good, especially when dealing with urban areas.

I was scared to get my child vaccinated due to the 'non committal' responses of the medical personnel who would only state that they considered it worth getting done. They were unable to say whether the vaccine would cause harm to my child.

It was only due to my parents' memories of polio, tetanus and rubella and the awful symptoms (including death) they cause that encouraged me to get the vaccinations.

I do believe that for the vaccine to have full effect, the majority of the people need to be vaccinated.
Marguerite
Posted: Saturday, March 29, 2014 6:24:15 PM

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There seems to be among young mothers' a resistance to vaccination for their children due to the urban legend of the mercury base causing Autism. There has been no proof that vaccinations cause Autism.
As for the article citing the murder of doctors administering vaccinations to Pakistani, the writer failed to inform the reader the reason why workers in the vaccinations field are being murdered in the first place. It has something to do with the finding of Ben Laden. Undercover agents posing as vaccinators administering bogus shots to children in hopes of finding leads to the whereabouts of Ben Laden.
Professor
Posted: Saturday, March 29, 2014 10:52:37 PM

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Daemon wrote:
And Then There Were Three

It's official: India is polio-free. Having gone three years without a single new case, India has been certified by the World Health Organization as free of the crippling disease. An incredible achievement in public health, the eradication of polio around much of the globe, and now India, shows just what can be accomplished when governments, healthcare agencies, and people work together toward a common goal. In 1988, when the Global Polio Eradication Initiative was first launched, more than 350,000 people in 125 countries were contracting polio annually. Last year, there were just 406 reported cases, and only three countries now remain polio-endemic. More...


Thanks Rotary International and the Gates foundation for taking on the challenge of irradicating the world of this debilitating disease. Only three more countries to go... Pakistan, Afghanistan and one in Africa.

"You reveal your character by what you do with what you have."
TheParser
Posted: Sunday, March 30, 2014 5:07:27 AM
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The ordinary person idolizes movie stars, athletes, singers, and others of that ilk.

They should really idolize medical reseachers who have done so much to alleviate human suffering from various horrific diseases.

They are the real heroes of mankind.

Square
Posted: Sunday, March 30, 2014 7:10:30 AM

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TheParser wrote:
The ordinary person idolizes movie stars, athletes, singers, and others of that ilk.

They should really idolize medical reseachers who have done so much to alleviate human suffering from various horrific diseases.

They are the real heroes of mankind.



100% agree. Applause

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Hope2
Posted: Sunday, March 30, 2014 10:29:33 AM

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Square wrote:
TheParser wrote:
The ordinary person idolizes movie stars, athletes, singers, and others of that ilk.

They should really idolize medical reseachers who have done so much to alleviate human suffering from various horrific diseases.

They are the real heroes of mankind.



100% agree. Applause


Yes! And doctors, nurses, teachers, veterinarians, and others, including those in the background, who work to help and improve life on earth.

Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important. T. S. Eliot
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