May 7, 2014

Why Polio Is Back

Susannah Locke, Vox

The Associated Press

The news underscores a grim reality about polio. The World Health Organization has the money and the vaccines it needs to stamp out the disease out once and for all — but it hasn't been able to finish the job. A major obstacle is Pakistan, where heavy opposition to vaccination programs in some regions has let polio regain a foothold.

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May 5, 2014
Democracy's Deepening Recession
Larry Diamond, The Atlantic
While the world’s attention has been riveted on Ukraine and what move an emboldened Vladimir Putin will make next, diverse threats to democracy have intensified on other fronts as well. The story is not new. According to... more ››
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