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Maybe we should just banish the anti-vaxxers

Zan Azlee

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COMMENT | While most of Malaysia are fretting over political bickering and homosexual scandals, it seems like nobody is paying any attention to the fact that Malaysia has regressed decades… 2.7 decades to be specific.

The country had been polio-free for 27 years and then a few weeks ago, a poor little boy in Sabah was diagnosed with the disease.

Here is a simple disease that can be eradicated (it was!) simply by providing a cheap vaccine.

But now, it looks like it is making a comeback, and take note that polio can spread very fast and easily.

It can be transmitted by a person to another person, through faeces or contaminated water. You can imagine how easy an outbreak can happen...

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