Monstrous rumours stoke hostility to Pakistan’s anti-polio drive

Relatives sit beside the body of, according to them a female polio vaccinator who was killed by unidentified gunman, as they are sitting in protest in front of District Commissioner office in Chaman, Pakistan April 25, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) – His bearded face was half-covered by a shawl, but Hameedullah Khan’s fear and ignorance was on full display as he delivered a chilling message for anyone who tries to vaccinate his children against polio. “I will stab anyone who comes to my house with polio drops,” Khan growled, refusing to be […]

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