Thursday, 20 January, 2022

Topic: Polio

India to inoculate all Afghanistan returnees with polio vaccines, Mansukh Mandaviya says

An IAF aircraft Sunday evacuated 169 people, including 107 Indians, from Kabul amid a deteriorating security situation in the Afghan capital following a takeover by the Taliban.

Telegram to Instagram — India’s anti-vaxxer group is growing for the first time. That’s bad

India — the country that defeated polio — now has a thriving Covid anti-vaxxer group.

Global Covid vaccine plan can take a lesson from polio campaign

Polio triggered no pandemics, no economic crashes. Yet the large-scale campaign against what was once called infantile paralysis is arguably the closest precedent to today’s effort.

US President Trump’s WHO exit endangers fight against polio, tuberculosis along with Covid

The US contributed about 15% of the WHO’s funding to wipe out polio in 2018-19 and roughly 32% of the money used to tackle tuberculosis, according to WHO.

If you’re travelling to these 17 countries, you could need a polio vaccine

With polio making a comeback in nations such as Myanmar and China, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is working on issuing advisories.

Tarek Fatah got it wrong. Pakistani woman did not refuse polio drops for her children

The video that Tarek Fatah shared on Twitter is actually from a Pakistani movie, Load Wedding, which was released on 22 August 2018.

Two out of three polio virus strains eradicated worldwide, says WHO

Only one polio virus strain now persists in world, but the battle against the disease is far from over.

Why Pakistan has been unable to immunise its population against polio

Pakistan saw 69 new cases of polio until September. It is one of the 3 remaining nations, including Afghanistan and Nigeria, where polio is still endemic.

Imran Khan is done being the PM of Pakistan. He now wants to worry about India all the time

People may die of dengue or lose jobs and slip into poverty because Pakistan’s economy is sinking. But Imran Khan must not lose sight of India.

India doesn’t have polio vaccine for the next round of immunisation

Govt has postponed indefinitely the next polio immunisation, on 3 February, as India is facing acute shortage of both kinds of vaccines — OPV and IPV.

On Camera


How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.


File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.