Friday, 30 September, 2022

Topic: Polio

Pakistan can’t win the fight against polio till it beats the anti-vaxxer sentiment

Though Karachi is a historic polio reservoir, most of the recent cases have been from North Waziristan, a Pakistani Taliban stronghold till recently.

Polio virus in Kolkata sewage came from vaccinated individual, not cause for alarm, says WHO

India faces a 'threat' of importation of wild and vaccine-derived polio viruses, but Kolkata sample not a public health worry, according to World Health Organization.

8 yrs after being ‘polio-free’, fresh scare for India as virus is found in Kolkata sewage

India was declared polio-free by WHO in 2014. Polio vaccine is a live attenuated virus, which suggests the virus can be detected in samples collected from areas with high vaccination rates.

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.

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Representational image| File photo of students writing a test | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

More Dalit students going to Oxfords, Harvards. West now gets the caste divide

There are five primary factors driving an increasing number of students from marginalised communities entering the Western institutions.
File photo of the Amazon logo pictured inside the company's office in Bengaluru | Reuters/Abhishek N. Chinnappa

Amazon India ties up with influencers for ‘live-stream shopping’ to drive festive season sales

Live-stream shopping events are hugely popular in China, with the feature being used by Alibaba Group Holding's Taobao & Bytedance's Douyin and driving millions of dollars in sales.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.