August 28, 2013
CIA's Role in Pakistan's Polio Outbreak
Ben Richmond, Vice
Whether the connection is meaningful or not, the anti-vaccine people share their stance with Taliban warlords. Pakistan is the only country in Asia with confirmed Wild Polio Virus type 3, and along with neighboring Afghanistan and Nigeria is one of three countries where polio is still endemic. The country has been working to eradicate polio since 1988, and making progress. Then, in 2012, the efforts hit a major roadblock.
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