Pakistani polio worker dead

The attacks against polio workers in Pakistan continue.

1 polio worker killed, 1 wounded in Pakistan shooting –

Gunmen fired on two female health workers administering polio vaccines in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday, killing one and wounding the other.

The shooting on the outskirts of Peshawar was the latest in a series of deadly attacks against those giving out the vaccine.

Two men on a motorbike opened fire on the two women while they were going house to house in the village of Bedh Der, said local police official Shafi Ullah.

One woman died at the scene; the other was critically injured, Ullah said.

I expected this wouldn’t go away, the belief in conspiracy is too deep to just be eradicated over night. Like polio. For the other stories and the background on why people are being attacked because of vaccinations, see these stories. And, thank you US government. You had a shit idea there…

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  1 comment for “Pakistani polio worker dead

  1. RDW
    May 28, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    Very sad. One of my cousins went to Kenya a while back to administer vaccines and distribute non-prescription medications. Although she had no problems, and returned safely, there had been a disputed election and threats of unrest and I was very worried. Thankfully, everything turned out alright. It really is a shame that so much violence and ill will is aimed at honorable people that just want to do good in the world.

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