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Pakistani polio strain threatens global campaign
Associated Press ^ | Feb 17, 2014 2:29 AM EST | Kathy Gannon

Posted on 02/17/2014 12:06:21 AM PST by Olog-hai

Just a few weeks ago, 11-month-old Shaista was pulling herself up, giggling as she took her first wobbly steps with the helping hand of her teenage mother.

Then the polio virus struck and Shaista was no longer able to stand, her legs buckling beneath her weight. Today, her mother cries a lot and wonders what will become of her daughter in Pakistan’s male-dominated society, where a woman’s value is often measured by the quality of her husband. […]

Fresh cases of polio—traced through genetic sequencing to the Pakistani strain of the disease—are showing up in countries that were previously polio-free, including Syria and Egypt, as well as in the Gaza Strip, said Ban Khalid Al-Dhayi, the spokeswoman for UNICEF in Pakistan. UNICEF is tasked with persuading a reluctant tribal population that lives along Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan—perhaps one of the most dangerous places on the planet—to vaccinate their children. …

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine; Society
KEYWORDS: cdc; cultureofcorruption; immigration; islam; openborders; pakistan; pockiston; polio; rop; thirdworld; un; unicef; unitednations; unscandals; vaccination

1 posted on 02/17/2014 12:06:22 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

polio vaccinations are a Western plot to sterilize Moslems..


2 posted on 02/17/2014 12:18:09 AM PST by Cronos (Obama’s dislike of Assad is not based on Assad’s brutality but that he isn't a jihadi Moslem)
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To: Cronos

Hate to think of how they’ll interpret polio deaths in that case.


3 posted on 02/17/2014 12:32:52 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: 2ndreconmarine; Fitzcarraldo; Covenantor; Mother Abigail; EBH; Dog Gone; ...

Ping...(Thanks, Olog-hai!)


4 posted on 02/17/2014 1:39:58 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Cronos

I’m more worried that it will be brought here by limp wristed liberals allowing unlimited immigration.


5 posted on 02/17/2014 1:59:53 AM PST by Amberdawn
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To: Amberdawn
"I’m more worried that it will be brought here by limp wristed liberals allowing unlimited immigration."

Or even worse, targeted immigration. This sounds like an "opportunity" for Obama to grant refugee status and bring more disease to the US.

6 posted on 02/17/2014 2:46:43 AM PST by Truth29
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To: Olog-hai

But..Buttt..........

sharia keeps them vaccine-free, don’cha see.


7 posted on 02/17/2014 4:00:58 AM PST by Flintlock ( islam is a LIE, mohammed was a CRIMINAL, shira is POISON.)
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To: Olog-hai

Yet one more thing to thank Islam for.


8 posted on 02/17/2014 4:42:32 AM PST by Stand W ( You can't fight in here! This is the War Room!)
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To: Truth29

9 posted on 02/17/2014 6:08:48 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: Cronos

“polio vaccinations are a Western plot to sterilize Moslems..”

Invented by a Jew, Dr. Salk, who maliciously refused to patent his vaccine so more children could be saved. . . . er, more Muslims sterilized, I mean.


10 posted on 02/17/2014 7:10:43 AM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: Olog-hai
Hate to think of how they’ll interpret polio deaths in that case.

For that, they'll blame the Jooooooooooooooooooos!

11 posted on 02/17/2014 7:47:15 AM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: Jewbacca

As you say...


12 posted on 02/17/2014 7:47:53 AM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Thanks for the ping.


13 posted on 02/17/2014 2:32:25 PM PST by GOPJ ( America's drifting into totalitarianism because the left's exploitation of social failures.Greenfi)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Thanks for the ping!


14 posted on 02/17/2014 6:57:06 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Alamo-Girl

You’re Welcome, Alamo-Girl!


15 posted on 02/17/2014 8:47:25 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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