Saturday, October 8, 2011

CIA's vaccine ruse in Pakistan carries fallout/ LA Times

From the LA Times:
The phony campaign was aimed at helping find and kill Osama bin Laden, but the doctor involved now faces treason charges, and real immunization workers say Pakistanis don't trust them.

...Aid teams heading polio vaccination drives reported that more parents were refusing to allow their children to be vaccinated after news of the CIA ruse.

The phony campaign's repercussions on polio vaccinations is particularly alarming because Pakistan is one of four countries where the disease is still considered endemic, according to the World Health Organization. This year, 100 new cases of polio have been recorded in Pakistan, according to WHO statistics...

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