this seems to be the first time workers were killed in nigeria, despite previous opposition to vaccines. on thursday, a controversial islamic cleric spoke out against the polio vaccination campaign, telling people that new cases of polio were caused by contaminated medicine. more on targeting vaccination workers here.
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more on polio vaccination efforts.
i have been trying to keep up with polio vaccination efforts here. but it seemed like this deserved a new post, as it deals not just with commentary on the recent killings but also some actions that USG could take, via charles kenny. there is information here, followed by an interesting conversation in the commentsContinue reading “more on polio vaccination efforts.”
you’re not helping: seriously, CIA, we have enough problems convincing people to get vaccines, polio and otherwise
“At the behest of CIA officials, Afridi reportedly launched a fake polio vaccination campaign in Abbottabad last year, using it as a front to gather DNA samples from people thought to be relatives of the elusive Osama Bin Laden. This elaborate scheme would later contribute to the frenetic manhunt for and subsequent assassination of theContinue reading “you’re not helping: seriously, CIA, we have enough problems convincing people to get vaccines, polio and otherwise”