Taking off the Rose-Tinted Glasses

The wild poliovirus continues to grip on Afghanistan and Pakistan, while vaccine-derived polio still stalks Africa—dashing hopes for eradication in 2019.
Sobering up to the failure, the global response effort is now debating how to shake the impasse and counter hostile forces—from attacks on polio workers to social media disinformation campaigns.
The Quote: “The rose-tinted glasses are off,” says Oliver Rosenbauer of the WHO. “Now, really tough questions are openly being asked—questions that even 12 months ago no one asked.”

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