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Anti-polio fund-raising effort launched



Published: Mon, April 7, 2014 @ 12:43 p.m.

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YOUNGSTOWN

The Rotary Club of Youngstown, Youngstown CityScape, and Chick-Fil-A have launched a local fund-raising campaign to fight polio, which has been eradicated in all but three countries.

With more than 500 purple crocus bulbs planted last fall now emerging in Central Square in downtown Youngstown, Chick-Fil-A on U.S. Route 224 in Boardman is selling silk crocus lapel pins for $3 to raise funds and awareness of this crippling disease.

The purple color symbolizes the dye applied to the little finger of each child vaccinated against polio.

Rotary International will match funds raised for this cause.

Having been eradicated in the Americas in 1994, polio persists in Nigeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

“That disease is just a plane ride away from coming to our country,” Sharon M. Letson, a Rotarian and CityScape executive director, told the Mahoning County Commissioners last week.

Rotary meets at noon Wednesdays at the downtown Youngstown YMCA.


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1concerned(173 comments)posted 6 months, 2 weeks ago

There is a dirty secret in the vaccine business that is very well documented: the live oral polio vaccine can actually spread polio and causes “non-polio acute flaccid paralysis.”

This is very well-known throughout the world, but in the pro-vaccine U.S. mainstream media, this information is seldom, if ever, published, so most Americans are still under the assumption that polio has been eradicated due to vaccines.

Unfortunately, that is a false belief not supported by the facts.

As usual, we need to look at reports outside the U.S. media to find out what is happening with vaccines around the world.

LiveMint in India reported on the polio-free myth in India, explaining how the live polio vaccine was responsible for increases in paralysis. LiveMint is the second largest business newspaper in India and has an exclusive relationship with the Wall Street Journal. So this report was from the “mainstream” media in India.

http://healthimpactnews.com/2014/the-...

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