Global & Disaster Medicine

Polio, Pakistan, and Politics


“……Pakistan has had 17 cases of polio paralysis this year; it had only three by this date last year, and only 12 in all of 2018.

In mid-April, widespread panic among parents in Peshawar and the surrounding northern tribal areas forced the suspension of a national immunization drive.

A scaremongering video spread on Twitter, purporting to show students collapsing after getting an expired batch of vaccine…..”


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