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Three more polio workers shot in Pakistan; eight dead in 48 hours
Three workers in a polio eradication campaign were shot in Pakistan on Wednesday, and two of them were killed, the latest in an unprecedented string of attacks over the past three days that has partially halted the U.N.-backed campaign.

The United Nations in Pakistan has pulled all staff involved in the immunization campaign off the streets, spokesman Michael Coleman said.

The government insisted immunization was continuing in some areas although many Pakistani health workers were refusing to go out.

Government officials were surprised by the violence, saying they had not expected attacks in areas far from the Taliban's strongholds and they would have to change tactics in the health campaign.

"We didn't expect such attacks in Karachi," said Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar, minister for human rights, who oversees the polio campaign. He was referring to the southern commercial hub where there have been attacks this week.
Posted by:tipper


gut nuthin.

Must be iff they're going to keep the Kiddies, etal. from being immunized.
Posted by: JosephMendiola   2012-12-19 19:50  

#7  Somebody said it yesterday: Quarantine Pakistan.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305   2012-12-19 14:08  

#6  Is it possible to give someone polio on purpose?

I'm thinking of a little gift sent to the clowns doing the shooting, and their buddies.

After all, they insist that Allan wills it....
Posted by: Barbara   2012-12-19 14:03  

#5  Well, there's one way to ensure aid packages stay at home.
Posted by: Charles   2012-12-19 12:28  

#4  It's so much more civilized in the U.S., where opposition to polio vaccination stays on the intertubes and X-File reruns.
Posted by: Pappy   2012-12-19 10:13  

#3  More savage stupidity. But it does make a nice example of Islam vs Civilization.
Posted by: SteveS   2012-12-19 10:12  

#2  Islamic proof that polio vaccines kill.
Snark of the day.
Posted by: Frank G   2012-12-19 08:41  

#1  "We go out and risk our lives to save other people's children from being permanently handicapped, for what?

Good question.
Posted by: JohnQC   2012-12-19 08:15