Taliban Threatens To Stymie Polio Eradication Efforts In Pakistan
NPR: Taliban In Pakistan Derail World Polio Eradication
“…Today the [Taliban] militant group continues to threaten to kill not only [polio] vaccinators but also parents who get their children immunized. That threat has had a chilling effect on anti-polio efforts nationwide. And it completely halted vaccination drives in some Taliban-controlled areas. It’s in these places that the crippling virus has come roaring back — and threatened to stymie global efforts to wipe out polio…” (Beaubien, 7/28).