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Eradicating Polio: How a $5.5 Billion Investment Could Pay Huge Dividends

Elijah Wolfson | Posted 06.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Elijah Wolfson

A person could do a lot with $5.5 billion in liquid assets. It's also the amount of money that global health officials want so they can enact a six-year plan to wipe polio off the face of the earth.

Story of the Year Goes Largely Unnoticed

David Tereshchuk | Posted 01.28.2012 | World
David Tereshchuk

Here's my offering for story of the year -- it's hardly been noticed at all in western media, least of all in American news outlets.

Centuries-Old Devastating Livestock Disease Finally Eradicated

blogs.nature.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

"This is the first animal disease virus that's been eradicated through a vaccination campaign," and only the second viral disease, after smallpox, to ...