Polio Source -Taylor Brody


Upon searching “polio eradication” in Google Search, I came upon the efforts of Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, who have been working to eradicate polio by 2018. Gates claims that polio is “almost” eradicated, but is still an endemic in three countries: Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria. He believes that one of the major reasons why polio is still around is because it isn’t as dangerous as AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, etc. The eradication of polio, according to Gates, would open the doors for other vaccines to be researched and used. This article gives useful information about the push to eradicate malaria from the world, and urges those in places of power to join in support of the cause.

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One Response to Polio Source -Taylor Brody

  1. davidbdale says:

    This is a nice source, Taylor. I was hoping to see something you discovered using an academic search engine. The text of a speech by the primary player is always a find, no matter how it’s found. You draw a conclusion Mr. Gates does not evidently draw: that polio is still around “because it isn’t as dangerous as AIDS.” If you characterized his remarks this way in an essay, I’d have to call you on it. The article doesn’t so much “give useful information about the push to eradicate malaria” as it offers one man’s opinion about the difficulty of eliminating polio.

    I’m surprised you didn’t have anything to say about Gates’s claim that “the world has set itself” a challenge. What does this peculiar characterization of the situation reveal about Gates’s place in the effort and argument?

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