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Ending Polio

Just before Wellington entered its most recent COVID lockdown we had a timely presentation by Chris Tchernegovski: who looks after Rotary International’s “End Polio” program for District 9940.

Chris outlines the current state of Rotary International’s successful “End Polio” program

Chris gave a really interesting updates in the the End Polio program Just two countries still have Polio; Afganistan and Pakistan and even now it is hoped it will be eradicated despite the difficult conditions there. Chris also talked about vaccination programs in general and how these have been successful in eradicated so many diseases that used claim many lives in the past. He also talked about the current COVID outbreak and the vaccination program and explained the risks of having a vaccine are negligable compared to the risk of getting the disease.

Chris talks about vaccination and how it can save lives

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