polio

Global Health
10 Critics and fans spar on Bill Gates’ anti-polio push

Huh, we still have polio? That’s the first problem with the polio story. This is often the public reaction whenever there are news stories about the long-running — and, lately, increasingly frustrating — effort to rid the world of this crippling disease.  As recently as 1988, polio afflicted nearly half…

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1 Bill Gates is Batman, says Daily Show’s Jon Stewart

On the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Bill Gates makes the case for polio eradication. At the end, Stewart calls Gates “Batman.” The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c Bill Gates www.thedailyshow.com Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog The Daily Show on…

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1 Bill Gates wants to spread polio (awareness) at Davos

The big hoo-hah has begun surrounding the gathering of the rich, famous and powerful at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The story of Davos, like the story of the elephant and the blind men, tends to depend on what angle you bring to this gathering and what you’re…

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0 Economic benefits of polio eradication

Ridding the world of disease not only saves lives. It also makes money. A new study published in the medical journal Vaccine estimates that eradicating polio within the next five years would create an estimated $40-50 billion in economic benefits — mostly in poor countries — by the year 2035.…

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1 Seattle’s Ezra Teshome, World Citizen & Polio Warrior

Full disclosure: Ezra Teshome is one of my favorite guys. Apparently, I’m not the only one who feels that way. Tonight, the World Affairs Council will honor Teshome as the 2010 World Citizen, along with a Nathan Hale HS teacher, Erin Lynch, for broadening her students’ minds. Lynch is being…