The Independent Examines Ongoing Efforts To Eradicate Polio

The Independent: The long and expensive fight to eradicate polio
“For more than a quarter of a century a group of a few hundred experts based in Switzerland has been masterminding the most complex medical campaign of all time — to eradicate polio … They … have chased the virus to the brink of extinction. Success is now tantalizingly close. … But the program has missed every deadline it set itself for eliminating the disease — in 2000, 2004, 2009, 2012, and 2016. Some critics allege it has become a lifestyle, not a mission…” (Laurance, 4/30).

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