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Current Event August 14, 2014

The Road Block to Eradicating Polio is Rumors

Polio is on the verge of eradication in all parts of the world, except for Pakistan. The Taliban is restricting people trained to give vaccinations who are going door-to-door. They are intimidated and sometimes killed for their efforts. The Taliban is banning the immunizations because they suspect the program could be a cover for CIA spying. Listen to this radio story to learn about the barriers to disease eradication.

US History II World History II

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AIR DATE: 07/28/2014

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