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Thu Apr 25, 2019, 06:15 PM

Gunmen kill woman polio vaccinator in Pakistan: official

Source: Reuters

WORLD NEWS APRIL 25, 2019 / 5:49 AM / UPDATED 13 HOURS AGO

Gunmen kill woman polio vaccinator in Pakistan: official

Gul Yousafzai
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QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Gunmen shot and killed a female polio vaccinator on Thursday, the fourth this week in the latest surge of violence against efforts to rid the world of the crippling childhood disease, an official said.

Polio workers have come under attack in some parts of the word including Pakistan where hardline clerics and militants say the polio vaccine is a foreign ploy to sterilize Muslims and campaign workers are Western spies.

On Monday, some mosques in the northwestern city of Peshawar broadcast false reports that the vaccine had made children sick sparking panic among worried parents who took thousands of children to hospitals and clinics.

In the latest attack on vaccination workers, two gunmen on a motorcycle attacked a team in the Chaman district, on the southwestern border with Afghanistan, said government official Samiullah Agha.

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Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-pakistan-polio/gunmen-kill-woman-polio-vaccinator-in-pakistan-official-idUSKCN1S110O

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 06:23 PM

1. news from the distant past

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Of course, the remaining residents of Golgafrinchan were actually wiped out by a particularly virulent disease spread by close contact with public telephones.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 06:38 PM

2. FFS!!!!!!!! n/t

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 06:41 PM

3. ". . . . . campaign workers are Western spies"

Sadly, they have a point there. The Obama administration got Bin Ladin but screwed the pooch for vaccination programs, especially in the Mid East and Central/South Asia.

There were any number of covers they could have used but they went with a fake vaccination drive and it ended up sowing a huge amount of mistrust and suspicion which still lingers and manifests itself today.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 06:46 PM

4. Anti-vaxxers who do it directly rather than let their unvaxxed children kill others.

Anti-vaxxers who do it directly rather than let their unvaxxed children kill others.

Surely there will be some of our own anti-vaxxers who express approval for this killing.

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