We’ve said it many times in the past, and we’ll say it again — vaccines are a true public health miracle, banishing diseases from diphtheria to polio, which have killed hundreds of thousands in global epidemics. Three recent stories in the news serve to underscore vaccines’ value.
In a much-anticipated move, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared India to be polio-free, since there have been no new cases of the disease in the past 3 years. A decade ago, India was one of the few countries in the world where the paralyzing virus was still rampant. But a concerted effort by the government to dispel fears and provide public health workers to vaccinate millions of children finally eradicated the disease. …..To Read More…..