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2005-10-05 Arabia
Poor, Young Battle Polio in Yemen
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Posted by Steve White 2005-10-05 00:12|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [545 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 The Yemen cases all stem from an outbreak in Nigeria two years ago, which occurred after Islamic clerics urged parents to boycott the vaccine for fear it was part of an American anti-Muslim plot. The polio that then erupted in Nigeria spread first to Chad, then to nearby Sudan - and then across the Red Sea into Saudi Arabia and Yemen.

Beat their heads with this until it sinks in.
Posted by Bomb-a-rama 2005-10-05 00:27||   2005-10-05 00:27|| Front Page Top

#2 Many ill-informed Yemenis also believe the vaccine causes the virus,

Actually the vaccine does cause a mild form of the disease which is transmitted to others who have not been vaccinated. /Long lecture on how vaccines work avoided/

Why am I not surprised that Yemeni peasants are better informed than MSM journalists.
Posted by phil_b 2005-10-05 00:45||   2005-10-05 00:45|| Front Page Top

#3 Modern travel, the hajj, and superstitious Islamonutz will being Islam down. One child at a time.
Posted by .com 2005-10-05 00:50||   2005-10-05 00:50|| Front Page Top

#4 Their AK's won't help in fighting this.
Posted by Captain America 2005-10-05 02:10||   2005-10-05 02:10|| Front Page Top

#5 Voice of America should be explaining to one and all how the stupid Mullahs illiterate 7th Century worldview saved this once endangered disease from extinction and made their lives so... much... worse!
Posted by 3dc 2005-10-05 02:11||   2005-10-05 02:11|| Front Page Top

#6 Why do bad things happen to good people?
Posted by gromgoru 2005-10-05 04:50||   2005-10-05 04:50|| Front Page Top

#7 The original news title should have been: Islamic Health Care Helps Achieve Islamic Goals
Posted by badanov 2005-10-05 07:23|| http://www.freefirezone.org]">[http://www.freefirezone.org]  2005-10-05 07:23|| Front Page Top

#8 The real conspiracy is to spread polio in the Muslim world by convincing them the vaccine is part of an anti-Muslim plot.
Posted by Robert Crawford">Robert Crawford  2005-10-05 07:29|| http://www.kloognome.com/]">[http://www.kloognome.com/]  2005-10-05 07:29|| Front Page Top

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