And we are going to stop drowning kittens…

by Katie McKissick

The US government just announced that the CIA will no longer use fake vaccination programs as a cover for operations. At a time when anti-vaccination movements have swept the globe, despite the positive effects of vaccinations in limiting previously devastating infectious disease, the US government was actively undermining life-saving, humanitarian programs by using them as cover.

Among the reasons people decline vaccinations is the idea that uniform public health projects must be a nefarious government conspiracy. The fact that the conspiracy theorists are not entirely wrong certainly does not help the fight against infectious diseases.

This is a step in the right direction relative to the previous steps in a horribly misguided direction; but, to my fellow US citizens, the view that our country is a force for good in the world is not an evidence-based position.

 

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One response to “And we are going to stop drowning kittens…

  1. Pingback: Polio in Pakistan – Collateral Damage of the War on Terror | The Finch and Pea

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