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Fighting In Pakistan Impacts Country’s Efforts To Eradicate Polio

New York Times: How Fighting in Pakistan Affects War Against Polio
“Fierce fighting in Pakistan is harming and helping the country’s drive to eradicate polio. … [I]n three months of fighting between the armed forces and the Taliban, nearly a million people have been displaced, spreading the virus, according to UNICEF. But the military operations can be ‘a blessing in disguise,’ … [because as] refugees flee, they often encounter polio vaccinators, who have given two million doses at roadside posts in parts of Waziristan now controlled by the army and in cities to which people from the region have fled…” (McNeil, 9/1).

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